Ford Theatre Foundation seeks Master Planning Consultant

To view the full Request for Proposal document, click here.

The Ford Theatre Foundation requests proposals from experienced firms to undertake a comprehensive Master Plan for the John Anson Ford Theatres. This Master Plan will assess the current needs of the facility and make recommendations for future site developments that align with the missions of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and Ford Theatre Foundation.

Over the past 12 months, the Arts Commission and Ford Theatre Foundation, in collaboration with the Office of Los Angeles County Third District Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, has been engaged in a planning process to identify a range of possible future development directions. With this groundwork now laid, the next essential step is the development of a Master Plan.

The Master Plan will be directed not only by the shape of the physical environment of the site, but also by the driving spirit behind Ford programming. As a division of the Arts Commission, Ford Theatre programs are dedicated both to supporting the rich diversity of the performing arts within Los Angeles County and to providing a site for communities to gather for affirmative cultural experiences that entertain and enrich. The Ford Theatre staff and stakeholders believe the performing arts are a powerful medium for inspiring creativity, expressing personal identity and building cross-cultural understanding. By providing a space for artists to further their artistic practice, perform for their communities, and connect with and develop new audiences, the Ford Theatres foster a vibrant community of artists, arts participants and arts supporters that reflect the diversity of Los Angeles County.

As the programming at the Ford Theatre evolves, the Master Plan will conceptualize and direct the physical expansion of the site and position the theatre as a major cultural institution in the region offering improved services and amenities for all stakeholders, including artists, producers, audiences, staff and the larger Los Angeles County community.

If you are interested in submitting your firm for consideration, please view the entire Request for Proposal document and attachments listed below:

Request for Proposals - John Anson Ford Theatres Master Planning Consultant (download full proposal here).


  • Master Plan Preparation Book (download here): Facility Program created by staff from the Arts Commission, Parks and Recreation, and the Office of Third District Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky identifying key areas of interest, layout maps of the site and photo documentation of major areas of the facility. 

  • 2009-10 [Inside] the Ford season postcard (download here).

  • 2009 Ford Amphitheatre season brochure (download here).

  • Earthquake SOLUTIONS Study (download here).


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