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Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry was raised in Toronto, Canada and moved with his family to Los Angeles in 1947. Mr. Gehry received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Southern California in 1954, and he studied City Planning at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. In subsequent years, Mr. Gehry has built an architectural career that has spanned five decades and produced public and private buildings in America, Europe and Asia. His work has earned Mr. Gehry several of the most significant awards in the architectural field, including the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture, the Pritzker Prize, the Wolf Prize in Art (Architecture), the Praemium Imperiale Award, the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Award, the National Medal of Arts, the Friedrich Kiesler Prize, the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal, and the Royal Institute of British Architects Gold Medal.

Notable projects include: the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain; the DZ Bank Building in Berlin; Nationale-Nederlanden Building in Prague; the Jay Pritzker Pavilion and BP Bridge in Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois; Maggie’s Centre, a cancer patient center in Dundee, Scotland; Hotel Marques de Riscal in El Ciego, Spain; Lou Ruvo Brain Institute in Las Vegas, Nevada; the New World Symphony in Miami, Florida; Princeton University Peter B. Lewis Science Library in Princeton, New Jersey; Art Gallery of Ontario Renovation in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California. Projects under construction include the Signature Theatre in New York City; the 8 Spruce Street Residential Tower located in New York City; the Make it Right Foundation in New Orleans, Louisiana and the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum in Biloxi, Mississippi. Mr. Gehry is also completing design work on the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi; Foundation Louis Vuitton Museum in Paris, France; LUMA Foundation in Arles, France and the University of Technology, Sydney in Sydney, Australia.

 

Craig Webb

Craig Webb has been a partner at Gehry Partners LLP, Frank Gehry’s architectural partnership, for over two decades. He is a practicing architect for almost 34 years, Craig Webb received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree from Princeton University in 1974 and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Southern California in 1976. Mr. Webb has spent the last 24 years of his career as a principal designer at Gehry Partners. He has worked alongside Frank Gehry developing a process and formal language of architecture that has grown from the early small scale projects into the large scale works that are recognized today.

 

Dennis Shelden

Dennis R. Shelden is Associate Professor of the Practice in Design and Computation at MIT’s Department of Architecture, and a founder and Chief Technology Officer of Gehry Technologies, a building industry technology company formed in 2001 by the research and development team of Frank Gehry Partners. He joined Gehry Partners in 1997 and became director of the firm’s computation efforts in 2000, where he was responsible for the management and strategic direction of the firm’s technology efforts.

Prior to joining Gehry Partners, he performed structural engineering, energy systems and technology development work at firms including Ove Arup & Partners, Consultants’ Computation Bureau and Cyra Systems. Professor Shelden lectures and conducts research in building industry process advancement and in design computation and cognition.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Design, a Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and a Ph. D. in Computation and Architectural Design from MIT.

 

German Aparicio

German W Aparicio Jr is founder of informedCITIES, a multidisciplinary firm focused on emerging technologies for future cities, cities driven by real-time data, systems and networks making urban areas better places to live, work and play. His current research interests include maps, data visualization, urban sensing, building information modeling and geographic information systems.

German Aparicio was born and raised in Los Angeles. He received a Bachelor of Architecture from Cal Poly Pomona where he was awarded a thesis design award by the department of architecture and a Masters of Science in Architectural Studies (SMArchS) Design and Computation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

German Aparicio has both research and professional experience in the field of computational design as a consultant for Ove Arup design engineering firm and as research associate at SENSEable CityLaboratory (MIT). German Aparicio has taught architectural design at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), California College of Arts (CCA) in San Francisco and University of California, Berkeley and helped lead workshops around the world including workshops in Environmental Sensing and Actuated Architectures at the Institute for Computational Design, University of Stuttgart in Stuttgart, Germany. Most recently, German has been awarded Autodesk’s IDEA Studio Residency Award for a proposal on Future Cities and Urban Sensing.

 

Kiduck Kim

Kiduck Kim is faculty at UCLA where he teaches the graduate program SUPRASTUDIO with Frank Gehry commencing in the summer of 2013. He is an AIA candidate, holds a masters degree in architecture from Harvard University, and developed his architectural career at Eisenman Architects and Zaha Hadid Architects. He has previously taught digital fabrication, 3D modeling, and interior visualization classes at the New School of Architecture and Design in San Diego and has been a guest critic at numerous institutions, including Harvard University, Pratt, University of Southern California, University of Michigan, Woodbury University, OTIS, and New School of Architecture and Design. Kiduck has been a recipient of numerous awards, including the New Orleans Prototype housing competition, Next Generation Design Leader Award, and was represented at the Venice Biennale in 2006.

About Suprastudio

“Industry often uses the language of architecture to speculate on the future of their fields. SUPRASTUDIO works with these partners in collaborative research, and opens up the future possibilities for architecture, from the outside in.”

Hitoshi Abe
Chair, UCLA Architecture & Urban Design

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