Even at 88-years-old, Frank Gehry keeps racking up new projects in his adopted home town of Los Angeles.
Gehry—the mastermind of the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall, home of the LA Phil— will “transform” an existing 17,000-square-foot building at South La Brea Avenue and Manchester Boulevard. That will “create a central resource for an expanded youth orchestra,” which has a goal of doubling the number of students it serves by 2022.
The new complex will be called the Judith and Thomas L. Beckmen YOLA Center at Inglewood.
“The LA Phil is the first orchestra anywhere to take such an enormous step for the future of its community,” Gehry said in a statement. “Thanks to the time I’ve spent with Gustavo, I’ve seen the difference that YOLA makes in young people’s lives.”
It’ll be the second project he is designing for children in South Los Angeles. There’s also his pro bono design for the new headquarters of Children's Institute, Inc. in Watts.