Colburn is announcing plans to build a concert hall, performance plaza and dance studios designed by Frank Gehry on the site. It will not only serve an institution that looks after the music and dance education of students from infants to seniors but will also reach out to and offer a civic gathering place for a broad public.
Today in downtown Los Angeles, Frank Gehry, whose iconic buildings awe onlookers around the globe, will unveil a new design for the expansion of the Colburn School. Michaela Pereira got a tour of his offices and a peek into what makes this 93-year-old legend tick.
One of Los Angeles’ most prestigious performing arts schools is pulling back the curtain on a 100,000 square foot expansion to its Downtown Los Angeles campus designed by acclaimed architect Frank Gehry. Air Talk host Larry Mantle interviews Frank Gehry and Colburn School President Sel Kardan.
Dubbed the Colburn Center, the expansion will join the Walt Disney Concert Hall and a two-tower, mixed-use complex still under construction, forming a three-block district of Gehry’s work in the heart of his hometown.
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LA Daily News, “Another Frank Gehry LA landmark will be added soon to Downtown”
Dezeen, “Frank Gehry releases design for Colburn Center in Los Angeles”
Archinect, “Frank Gehry reveals an upgraded design for Downtown LA’s transformational Colburn Center”
DesignBoom, “A Frank Gehry-Designed School for Young Artists in Los Angeles”
The Architect’s Newspaper, “Gehry Partners unveils an understated design for Colburn School addition in Downtown Los Angeles”
Musical America, “Colburn School Unveils $350M Expansion Plans”
Urbanize Los Angeles, “Colburn School unveils new look for Frank Gehry-designed expansion”
World-Architects.com, “A Hall for All”
The Violin Channel, “Frank Gehry Designs A New Hall for the Colburn School”
The Art Newspaper, “Frank Gehry unveils new design for $350m arts school building in downtown Los Angeles”
ARTnews, “Frank Gehry Designs $350 M. Expansion for L.A. Music School, Met Gala Co-Chairs Named, and More: Morning Links for March 18, 2022”
San Francisco Classical Voice, “Colburn School Showcases Details of New Concert Hall and Building”
Exhibart, “Frank Gehry torna a Los Angeles per il nuovo super progetto della Colburn School”