Gehry Partners, LLP is a full service firm with broad international experience in museum, theater, performance, academic, and commercial projects.
Founded in 1962 and located in Los Angeles, California, Gehry Partners currently has a staff of approximately 115 people. 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 senior partners are available to assist in the design effort and to carry this effort forward through technical development and construction administration. 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. The 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. Very early in the process, actual building materials and large-scale mock-ups are employed to promote understanding of the design among all involved parties. Working simultaneously with the formal image at the urban scale and with materials and building systems at the detail level, every project undertaken by Gehry Partners evolves in response to the specific programmatic and budgetary goals defined by the client. The staff of Gehry Partners includes 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 construction projects. This development and management is aided by Digital Project, a sophisticated 3-dimensional computer modeling program, developed by Gehry Technologies, Inc. Adapted from French aerospace engineering software, this tool allows the firm to thoroughly document designs and rationalize the bidding, fabrication, and construction process.
The work of Gehry Partners has been featured widely in national and international newspapers and magazines, and has been exhibited in major museums throughout the world. Notable past projects include: the Vitra International Furniture Museum and Factory in Weil am Rhein, Germany; the Chiat/Day Office Building in Venice, California; the Vila Olimpica Retail and Commercial Complex in Barcelona, Spain; the University of Toledo Center for the Visual Arts in Toledo, Ohio; the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota; the Vitra International Headquarters in Basel, Switzerland; the EMR Communication and Technology Center in Bad Oeynhausen, Germany; the Team Disneyland Administration Building in Anaheim, California; the Nationale-Nederlanden Building in Prague, Czech Republic; the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Bilbao, Spain; Der Neue Zollhof, an office complex in Düsseldorf, Germany; the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio; the Corcoran Gallery and School of Art in Washington, DC; the DZ Bank Building, a mixed-use building adjacent to the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany; the Peter B. Lewis Campus of the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio; the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California; Maggie’s Centre, a cancer patient care center in Dundee, Scotland; the Bard College Performing Arts Center in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York; the Millennium Park Music Pavilion and Great Lawn in Chicago, Illinois; the Marques de Riscal Winery in Elciego, Spain; the Princeton Science Library in Princeton, New Jersey; and the Novartis Gehry Building in Basel, Switzerland. Current projects in design and under construction are the Bio Museo- Panama: Bridge of Life in Panama City, Panama; the Lou Ruvo Alzheimer Center in Las Vegas, Nevada; the Ohr-OKeefe Museum in Biloxi, Mississippi; the New World Symphony Concert Hall in Miami, Florida; the Beekman Tower in New York, New York; the Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris, France; Residential Tower in Hong Kong; the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates; and the LUMA Foundation in Arles, France, Dr Chau Chak Wing building, University of Technology Sydney.