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Joseph Farcus

Joseph Farcus Architect P.A. | Miami Beach

Joseph Farcus

“The creative process is getting into the frame of mind for a particular room, sending ideas to the arm, to the hand, eventually to the paper. It's an architectural' stream of consciousness."

Joseph Farcus received his architectural degree from the University of Florida in 1967, became licensed as a Registered Architect in 1969 and at that time was the youngest corporate member of the American Institute of Architects in the U.S.A. Involved in the design of cruise ships for over twenty-five years, today he is internationally recognized as a leader in cruise ship design, whose work has been influential in the industry at large.
After the redesign & refit , in 1975, of the T.S.S. Carnivale in 1975, he opened, in 1977, his own architectural office, whose first project was the refit of Carnival’s third ship, the T.S.S. Festivale. Since then his practice has become a specialist in cruise ship design. From then until now Joseph Farcus has designed the entire Carnival Cruise Lines fleet up to Carnival Breeze, including the Carnival Destiny, which was delivered in October of 1996 and is the first passenger ship ever to exceed 100,000 tons (101,000) for which he is featured in The 1998 Guiness’ Book of World Records. In addition, he participated in the design of the Statendam class of four vessels for Holland America Line, and was responsible for the complete designs of the main & disco/observation lounges aboard. He has consulted on the general arrangement plans for a new class of Holland America Line ships.. He has designed over thirty ships for Carnival Cruise Lines and twelve for Costa Crociere. During this period the studio also worked in the residential sector- with an award winning twenty-three story condominium building in Miami- and in the hospitality sector.
The collaboration between Interna and Mr Farcus starts in 2008 with the Carnival Dream and continues with the cruise ships Azura, Costa Favolosa, Costa Fascinosa, and two new ships to be delivered in 2014.