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Gehry International, Inc., Architects

Gehry International, Inc., Architects
12541 Beatrice Street
Los Angeles, California 90066, USA
Phone 310 482 3000
Fax 310 482 3006


Gehry International, Inc., Architects, Los Angeles, USA

Gehry International, Inc is a full service architectural firm with extensive international experience in the design and construction of academic, museum, theater, performance, and commercial projects.

Founded in 1962 and located in Los Angeles, California, Gehry International currently has a staff of approximately 100 people. Every project undertaken by Gehry International is designed personally and directly by Frank Gehry. All of the vast resources of the firm and the extensive experience of the firm’s senior partners and staff are available to assist in the design effort and to carry this effort forward through technical development and construction administration.

Building for UTS by Frank Gehry, Sydney, NSW, Australia:
Gehry International, Inc., Architects Dr Chau Chak Wing Building
image : Gehry Partners, LLP

At the heart of the firm’s approach to design is a method in which the client is brought fully into the design process as a member of the design team, making the design a true collaboration between architect and client. Gehry International begins work by conducting extensive meetings with the client, and when necessary with representatives of user groups, with community representatives, and with representatives of city and state governments, in order to determine and develop overall project goals and requirements.

Architectural Design Programming

Programming options and site planning options are determined, developed and presented for review using both written analyses and physical models that permit clear understanding of all options as depicted within the larger context of the site area. Discussions regarding project schedule, project budget, and requirements for specialty consultants are conducted concurrently and continue as work proceeds.

After programming and site planning issues are resolved, the focus of work shifts to architectural design. The architectural design process is based on extensive physical modeling at multiple scales, in which both the functional and formal aspects of a project are explored in detail. Every possible design option is developed using physical models and presented to the client for review. Actual building materials and large-scale mock-ups are employed to promote detailed understanding of the design among all involved parties.

As work proceeds, the physical models developed during the early stages of design become more fully refined and as necessary are documented using the computer program Digital Project, a highly advanced three-dimensional surface modeling program developed by Gehry Technologies for use in the architectural, engineering, and construction industry. Digital Project permits detailed surface area and quantity calculations during the design process, and allows Gehry International to provide accurate construction cost calculations and consistent cost control as work proceeds. As the design approaches final development, a thoroughly detailed Digital Project model is produced to serve as the primary source of project information during the bidding, fabrication, and construction stages, rationalizing and permitting close control of the construction process.

At any given time the partnership has as many as 25 projects in various stages of development from design through construction. These projects vary in size from the very large scale Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Museum to projects as small as the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum in Biloxi, Mississippi. We have trained our staff carefully, hiring many architects directly from school and keeping them with us as the core of our design and technical teams.

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Saadiyat Island Cultural Building
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Frank Gehry Designs

Key Works by Frank Gehry

The work of Gehry International has been featured widely in national and international newspapers and magazines, and has been exhibited in major museums throughout the world.

Notable past and current projects include: Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Bilbao, Spain; the Peter B. Lewis Campus of the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio; Vontz Center for Molecular Studies at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio; University of Toledo Center for the Visual Arts in Toledo, Ohio; Der Neue Zollhof, an office complex in Düsseldorf, Germany; Experience Music Project in Seattle, Washington; Team Disneyland Administration Building in Anaheim, California; EMR Communication and Technology Center in Bad Oeynhausen, Germany; Vila Olimpica Retail and Commercial Complex in Barcelona, Spain; Chiat/Day Office Building in Venice, California; Vitra International Furniture Museum and Factory in Weil am Rhein, Germany; Vitra International Headquarters in Basel, Switzerland; Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum Expansion at the University of Minnesota; Nationale-Nederlanden Building in Prague; the DZ Bank Building, a mixed-use building adjacent to the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany; Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York; Maggie’s Centre, a cancer patient care center in Dundee, Scotland; Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California; Stata Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Jay Pritzker Pavilion and BP Bridge in Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois; Hotel Marques de Riscal in Elciego, Spain; Transformation Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, Ontario; Peter B. Lewis Science Library in Princeton, New Jersey; Lou Ruvo Brain Institute in Las Vegas, Nevada; Ohr O’Keefe Museum in Biloxi, Mississippi; New Campus for New World Symphony in Miami, Florida; Eight Spruce Street Residential Tower in New York City; Opus Hong Kong Residential; Signature Theatre in New York City; and House for the Make it Right Foundation in New Orleans, Louisiana. Current projects in design and under construction include: Guggenheim Abu Dhabi; LUMA Foundation in Arles, France; Dr. Chau Chak Wing Building for the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia; Eisenhower Memorial in Washington D.C.; and West Campus for Facebook in Menlo Park, California.

Projects under construction are Puente de Vida Museum of Biodiversity in Panama and Foundation Louis Vuitton Museum in Paris, France.

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Location: 12541 Beatrice Street, Los Angeles, California 90066, USA

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