1999 AIA GOLD MEDAL: Working in Los Angeles, but originally from Canada, deconstructivist architect Frank Gehry has been dubbed the "most important architect of our age" by Vanity Fair. As a young designer, he first gained (mostly negative) attention with his private residence in Santa Monica, Calif., which wrapped extensions made of plywood, metal, and chain link fences around a 1920s bungalow.
FROM THE FIRM:
Gehry Partners, LLP is a full service firm with broad international experience in academic, commercial, museum, performance, and residential projects.
Frank Gehry established his practice in Los Angeles, Calif. in 1962. The Gehry partnership, Gehry Partners, LLP, was formed in 2011. Gehry Partners employs a large number of senior architects who have extensive experience in the technical development of building systems and construction documents, and who are highly qualified in the management of complex projects.
Every project undertaken by Gehry Partners is designed personally and directly by Frank Gehry. All of the resources of the firm and the extensive experience of the firm's partners are available to assist in the design effort and to carry this effort forward through technical development and construction administration. The firm relies on the use of Digital Project, a sophisticate #D computer modeling program originally created for use by the aerospace industry, to thoroughly document designs and to rationalize the bidding, fabrication, and construction process.