Corporate Affiliate Members

Your company is invited to be an Affiliate Member of the International Council for Arts Deans (ICFAD). By doing so, your company’s name will be prominently placed before hundreds of Deans and Associate Deans and other executive arts administrators around the globe who receive e-communication from ICFAD throughout the year. Benefits of membership include:

  • e-mail communications that ICFAD members receive, providing you with the opportunity to be aware of issues trending as members post questions to a Member Forum; job openings in the higher education arena; and meetings / events;
  • your company logo and a descriptive paragraph about your business featured on a page of the ICFAD website, including a link to your company’s website and an e-mail link to your designated representative;
  • your company logo and descriptive paragraph about your business included on an annual email to ICFAD members recognizing Affiliate Members;
  • an invitation to attend ICFAD’s Annual Conference at the members’ registration rate; and
  • first opportunity to sponsor meetings and events including, ICFAD’s Annual Conference, after sponsors have been offered an opportunity to renew their sponsorships

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Click here for a printable PDF to send in with your Corporate Affiliate dues payment.

Proud Corporate Affiliate Members

Sound is central to the arts. Spaces for the fine and performing arts must support and enhance aesthetic experience and social connection. The acoustical design of a theatre or concert hall builds a connection between performers and audience, and shapes the overall experience. Similarly, the acoustics in rehearsal and teaching spaces must allow performers to hear one another clearly and without excessive loudness. In museums and galleries, appropriate acoustics help to direct attention to the artwork and to foster the social connections that are so important to students, patrons, and creators of art. Acentech’s Studio A partners with higher education clients to develop and realize new or renovated performance and fine arts spaces. 

Ioana Pieleanu
(617) 499-8000

Arts Consulting Group (ACG) is the leading provider of hands-on interim management, executive search, revenue enhancement, strategic planning & community engagement, and facilities & program planning and research services for the arts and culture industry. ACG team members have decades of combined senior leadership experience in every artistic and cultural discipline and area of functional management expertise in universities, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies. ACG consultants are located in communities throughout the United States and Canada to best serve the needs of our clients. As specialists in the arts and culture sector, who are passionately committed to the creative industries and are recognized internationally for our personalized approach, rigorous methodologies, and extraordinary results.

Bruce D. Thibodeau
(888) 234.4236 Ext. 201

Acoustic Distinctions (AD) is a U.S.-based acoustics and AV systems specialty design firm that works as an integral design partner with owners, architects, engineers, and contractors. We help create spaces that support the student and faculty experience, effectively showcase and cultivate talent, serve as effective learning environments, and enable cultural outreach to local communities. Since 1991, the firm has developed effective acoustic design solutions for 3300+ wide-ranging projects worldwide. We are experienced with planning and programming for new construction, renovation, and fit-out/expansion of facilities with a wide range of existing conditions. Our team members come from varied backgrounds in architecture, mechanical engineering, construction, music performance, and sound engineering. They draw on insights gained from different project types, adapting techniques to new contexts to give each and every client the benefit of their wealth of experience across multiple disciplines.

David Khan
(212) 764-0218


Founded in 1981, Beck Design is an award-winning architectural firm with a national reputation for creating unique design solutions that meet the special demands of their clients. At the core of their work is the passion for imaginative solution-minded design that adds value to land, buildings, and people’s lives. The team is known for their collaboration with clients and consultants, specializing in the design and planning of higher educational facilities and performance spaces. Consisting of 20 individuals with offices located in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and New York City, they provide “Big Bold Ideas” on a local and national level.

Paula Beck
(918) 583-5300

David M. Schwarz Architects (DMSAS) is a design firm that sees architecture as both a service and an art. The central tenet of our work is crafting sustainable, human-centered places in stewardship of our public realm; it is a philosophy we have studied and developed through our planning and design projects since our founding. We established DMSAS in 1978 in Washington, DC, which is still the location of our sole design studio. DMSAS has designed performing arts centers and university facilities throughout the United States over our 45-year history. We practice collaborative design and our team has extensive experience planning, designing, and delivering large cultural, entertainment, and higher education projects that successfully merge client expectations with community needs.

Gregory Hoss
(202) 862-0777

DLR Group is a global, integrated design firm with 1,200 employee-owners in 30 offices around the world. The voice of every employee-owner is heard and valued at DLR Grouop. We are committed to developing a diverse, next generation of leaders who are the vanguard of a more inclusive workforce. The firm's internationally recognized Cultural + Performing Arts Studio (formerly Westlake Reed Leskosky) works with higher education institutions across the country on planning and design projects for arts programs involving music, dance, theatre, digital media/film, and the visual arts. We offer a multi-disciplinary in-house team of architects, engineers, and technology designers-including specialist in acoustics, audiovisual, theatrical, and lighting system design-whose professional focus is the fine and performing arts. These experts guide clients through every phase of a project, creating compelling solutions that are recognized for their technical, aesthetic, and operational quality.

Kathleen Fitzpatrick
(602) 507-6804

Grace Hebert Curtis (GHC) is a well-established architecture firm that has been providing top-notch services since 1967. With years of experience across various fields, including the fine arts, GHC has gained a reputation for delivering exceptional design and project results. As a firm that continues to grow in size and reputation, our foundation and determination to deliver great service remains the same. Our framework is built on our outstanding legacy, making us a regional powerhouse with national level capacity and expertise. GHC continues to provide clients with clear, understandable, and up-to-date information throughout their project’s progression.

Damien Job
(504) 522-2050

For more than five decades, HGA has specialized in planning, programming and designing cultural architecture for colleges and universities. From visual and performing arts centers to museums, theaters and studio arts, HGA works with clients to design arts and educational facilities that foster engagement and build community.

Amy Braford-Whittey
(612) 758-4333 

Organizations that have built or improved their performing arts, educational and cultural facilities have benefited from Jaffe Holden’s distinct know-how in architectural acoustic design and audio/video solutions. Our award-winning work and involvement in enhancing many of the world’s most iconic buildings make us a leader in our field. Jaffe Holden develops unique solutions that do more than just meet the requirements of a space – we inspire sensory experiences where people learn, work, live and play.

Mark Holden
(203) 838-4167

Perkins Eastman Architects / Pfeiffer is an award-winning design firm of 50 professionals – architects, planners and interior designers – who have been drawn together by our shared philosophy regarding the built environment. We provide architectural and interior design services, specializing in the fine and performing arts, for cultural and academic clients from our offices, located in Los Angeles and New York.

Sharon Murphy
(213) 624-2775

Valued internationally as creative and insightful design partners, Schuler Shook provides theatre planning and architectural lighting design services for numerous campus building types including performing arts facilities, libraries, galleries, student centers, lecture rooms, residence halls, chapels, building exteriors, and sites.  We provide consulting and design services from conception through construction and opening, always keeping the ultimate use of the building for students and the larger community. We collaborate with campus and facility planners and architects to ensure successful, energy conscious designs now and for the future.  With over 30 years of experience, we are trusted allies working with university facilities departments as these designs are realized.

Mollie Brackeen
(312) 944-8230

For more than 165 years, Steinway & Sons has set an uncompromising standard for sound touch, beauty and investment value. Because of this dedication, today’s Steinway remains the choice of 9 our of 10 concert artist and is the preferred piano of countless musicians throughout the world. There are more than 200 All-Steinway Schools found on five continents worldwide. 

Tim Stephenson
(424) 202-4563

TCC is a team of industry veterans and creative thinkers that joined forces in 2003 to assist our clients through the complex process of theatre programming, planning and design, as well as the design and integration of specialized performance systems. Our goal as The Collaborative is to connect with users, architects and engineers to craft exciting and unique venues where performance comes to life.

Jillian Brown
(919) 929-7443