Enduring excellence

Since 1971, Fisher Marantz Stone has made unrivaled contributions to both the built environment and the practice of lighting design worldwide. In addition to thousands of successful project collaborations, we salute the 300+ talented and skilled individuals who have contributed to our legacy, many of whom help carry the torch as lighting leaders and teachers in their own right. We are proud of our extended community and our enduring legacy.

1971

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Founding of Jules Fisher & Paul Marantz, Inc., Architectural Lighting Design (1971)

Theatrical and architectural lighting equipment designer Paul Marantz, partners with Broadway lighting designer Jules Fisher. Together they launch Jules Fisher & Paul Marantz (JFPM) in Jules’s basement in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan.

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212 West 15th St, New York, New York (1973)

JFPM expands to a larger facility that is featured in Progressive Architecture magazine.

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Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, Minnesota (1974)

First notable performing arts center completed by JFPM. It continues to delight performers and patrons today.

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St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri (1977)

The first of many museum projects involving the thoughtful integration of daylight and electric light in a historically sensitive architectural context.

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Studio 54, New York, New York (1977)

This former Broadway theater is transformed into one of most storied nightclubs in history. It is an entirely new genre of nightclub, combining performance and architecture to create a dynamic immersive experience. Much copied, seldom matched.

1980

126 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York (1980)

JFPM outgrows the 15th Street studio as the firm’s portfolio expands to include numerous museums, performing arts centers and historic renovations.

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Willard Hotel, Washington, DC (1982)

Rehabilitation and expansion of the capital’s landmark hotel.

Global Expansion begins (1983-1986)

Portfolio broadens with multiple projects in London (Bishopsgate, National Gallery Sainsbury Wing, Canary Wharf); Hong Kong (Bank of China); Melbourne (Collins Place, Wentworth Hotel).

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Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California (1986)

This expansion project involved increased gallery, office support, and circulation spaces. This was followed by the renovation of the Los Angeles Central Library, and the Museum of Contemporary Art.

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Carnegie Hall, New York, New York (1987)

This significant and world renowned renovation project included lost wax bronze cast custom ornamental fixtures and a sparkling renovation of the famous music hall.

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1990

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LUTS – Lighting Units Times Square (1990)

A unique municipal planning project to reinvigorate New York’s central gathering place, JFPM developed a lighting standard to preserve and define the signage of Times Square.

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Washington Monument, Washington, DC (1990 – 2003)

Our work on the nation’s most recognizable monument extended over a decade and encompassed the interior, exterior and 33 acre site at the heart of the nation’s capital.

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Islamic Cultural Center, New York, New York (1991)

New York’s premier mosque is full of light and a modern interpretation of classical lighting.

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The Getty Center, Los Angeles, California (1997)

This vast museum and cultural center complex involved extensive electric and daylighting innovations such as an active daylight control system that allows visitors to view art under daylight-only conditions throughout the day while respecting conservation requirements.

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Jules Fisher & Paul Marantz, Inc. becomes Fisher Marantz Stone, Inc. (FMS) (1998)

The firm’s continued growth and succession plan brings a more varied portfolio, expanded studio and multi generational leadership.

The New York Public Library Rose Main Reading Room, New York, New York (1998)

Restoration of this landmarked civic building is an excellent example of the FMS “conceal to reveal” design strategy – conceal new lighting to reveal the original architectural finishes and details. This strategy was also employed in the Grand Central Terminal restoration.

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Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong, China (1998)

Our largest transportation project to date, it remains among the world’s most admired airports. The extensive integration of daylight and electric light required custom optical design provides a premier visual experience for passengers.

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22 West 19th St, New York, New York (1999)

A move to a larger studio that meets the needs of the digital age as we bid farewell to our oak drafting tables.

2000

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Grand Hotel a Villa, Feltrinelli, Italy (2001)

Discreet architectural lighting combined with opulent high-performing decorative light sources define this historic villa-turned-hotel in the foothills of the Italian Alps.

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Tribute in Light, New York, New York (2002)

A singular powerful work that inspires and awes as a symbol of resilience and strength, sorrow and remembrance. We continue to participate in the annual presentation of the Tribute.

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Museum of Islamic Arts, Doha, Qatar (2008)

The FMS portfolio extends across six continents. The grand spaces and large-scale custom light fixtures incorporate traditional patterns and forms of Islamic architecture.

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2010

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Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (2010)

The world’s tallest building, our lighting extends from the ground level up, both inside and out, incorporating a massive site, offices, residences, and the Armani hotel.

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9/11 Memorial Plaza, New York, New York (2011)

This project began our involvement in providing the lighting design for eight of the nine rebuilding projects on the World Trade Center site.

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80 Vine St, Seattle, Washington (2015)

Our Seattle studio opens to broaden our reach in the global marketplace.

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