In 2019, construction began for the new Frank Gehry-designed facility for the Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) in Inglewood, led by LA Philharmonic Music and Artistic Director, Gustavo Dudamel. Founded in 2007 by Dudamel, the YOLA program has provided access to quality music education to tens of thousands of children from underserved communities around Los Angeles.
The 25,000-square-foot, $14.5 million construction project will transform the former branch office of Security Pacific Bank located at 101 South La Brea Avenue, in the civic center of the City of Inglewood. Frank Gehry, the world-renowned architect who designed Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, has developed the design for this Center in close collaboration with Gustavo Dudamel, creating a light-filled, flexible facility for rehearsals, classes, and performances. It will be a cultural resource for the people of Inglewood and act as the focal point of the LA Phil’s commitment to community engagement in the area.
TRG will lead the implementation of the community participation plan, coordinating with local media, engaging with diverse stakeholder groups, organizing outreach and community events, facilitating meetings, and assisting in the social media outreach. TRG is proud to be a part of this inspiring and transformative addition to the city of Inglewood.
Learn more about YOLA programs here.