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Frank Gehry signed a new pro bono to build Watts-based Children’s Institute
United States Architecture News - Oct 25, 2016 - 14:28 14231 views
The renowned architect behind downtown's Walt Disney Concert Hall has signed on pro bono to build a 50,000-square-foot campus for the Children's Institute International, a social services organization for kids affected by violence.
The quintessentially Los Angeles idea of having Frank Gehry build a trauma center for the Watts-based Children's Institute Inc., a social services organization that serves kids affected by violence, came to Gelila Assefa Puck while she was, of course, driving. Says the Ethiopia-born fashion designer (and wife of restaurateur Wolfgang Puck), who sits on the board of the 110-year-old group: "I thought, 'How amazing would it be if we could get a notable designer?''......Continue Reading
Top image: Frank Gehry is flanked by Gehry Partners architects Precious Aiyeloja and his son Sam; both work on the CII project. Glenn Marzano /Courtesy of Children's Institute, Inc.
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