Thursday, September 29, 2022

Architectural Leaders Join Frank Gehry to Form Strategic Alliance Dedicated to Transforming the Building Industry Through Technology

Group to Serve on Gehry Technologies’ Board of Advisors

LOS ANGELES, Calif. USA (Marketwire) – Gehry Technologies (GT), a global leader in applying technology to building industry challenges, announced that Co-founder and Chairman, Frank Gehry, has brought together the world’s most distinguished architects and designers to form a strategic alliance furthering his vision to transform the building industry and the practice of design. As part of today’s announcement, this core group of renowned architects will also serve on Gehry Technologies’ board of advisors.

“The building industry has been slowly but steadily moving toward minimizing individual responsibility and away from producing architecture that solves clients’ and communities’ problems,” offered Frank Gehry. “I am dedicated to giving architects better control of the process so they can deliver the fruits of their imagination, which is what our clients expect. I have gathered a group of my friends together who believe in this mission as much as I do and who can help me find the solutions that will ultimately lead to better buildings throughout the world.”

The alliance intends to enable new approaches to design through technology, to create more effective industry processes and a higher quality built environment. By applying and innovating new technology solutions to old problems such as waste, delay, and miscommunication, this new alliance will lead the process change that the AEC industry needs to confront future challenges. The group represents a new type of professional organization for the 21st century, one which embraces the possibility of technology to empower design. The alliance will work together to drive technology innovations that support the central role of design in the creation of culture.

This group will work collectively with GT to realize and demonstrate better ways of achieving project outcomes: higher quality, more efficient, and cost effective projects. Most importantly, the alliance wants to ensure a context for professional work where the best designs and the best facilities can be realized. GT’s management team — led by CEO Dayne Myers — will be bolstered with the unprecedented experience and strategic guidance of the world’s leading architects, builders and visionaries. They will test, use and support emerging GT innovations and high-profile projects; participate in marketing and public relations initiatives; and catalyze AEC industry change.

“We are honored to add such legendary expertise and industry thought leadership to the GT advisory team,” said Dayne Myers. “Their combined experience, ideas and insights will be instrumental in shaping our offerings to the market. This kind of resource is truly invaluable toward shaping our growth and leadership moving forward.”

Initial Alliance and Board members include:

  • David Childs, Chairman Emeritus of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM).
  • Massimo Colomban, Founder of Group.
  • Zaha Hadid of Zaha Hadid Architects.
  • Greg Lynn, known for designing the New York Presbyterian Church in Queens, New York, along with Douglas Garofalo and Michael McInturf, which used vector-based animation software in its design conception.
  • Laurie Olin, renowned landscape architect.
  • Wolf D. Prix, co-founder, Design Principal, and CEO of COOP HIMMELB(L)AU.
  • David Rockwell, founder of Rockwell Group.
  • Moshe Safdie, renowned international architect, urban planner, and author.
  • Matthias Schuler, one of the managing directors of TRANSSOLAR Energietechnik in Stuttgart.
  • Patrik Schumacher, designer at Zaha Hadid Architects since 1988.
  • Ben van Berkel, co-founder of UNStudio (United Network) of architectural specialists, urban development and infrastructure specialists.
  • Richard Saul Wurman, who created the TED conference in 1984 and whose latest project is the WWW.WWW Conference.

About Gehry Technologies
GT provides design and project management technology and consulting services to leading owners, developers, architects, engineers, general contractors, fabricators, and other building industry professionals worldwide. GT solutions increase creativity and control; reduce project risks, costs, and completion times; and improve processes and decisions through collaboration, project visibility, and information access. GT is privately held, with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Mexico City, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Beijing. For more information about Gehry Technologies, visit

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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