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Can a Frank Gehry design help change the dynamic of Watts?
Can a Frank Gehry design help change the dynamic of Watts?

He is putting the finishing touches on an elegant new museum in Paris. He has created a demure renovation plan for the nearly century-old Philadelphia Museum. And Michael Govan, the director of the L.A. County Museum of Art, has floated his name for a possible tower at the intersection of Wilshire and Fairfax. The architecture of Frank Gehry is everywhere. But most significantly, it's about to land in Watts. Gehry Partners has signed on to design a campus for the Children's Institute, Inc. (CII), a social services not-for-profit that provides youth development and education programs, as well as other family support and clinical services. For the project, the firm is...

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