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Arch Tour Fest 10AM: Judith and Thomas L. Beckmen YOLA Center

November 15, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PST

$30 – $45


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Arch Tour Fest: Judith and Thomas L. Beckmen YOLA Center at Inglewood | 10AM

This is an in-person tour. Attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination. Please read and check the agreement and safety boxes in the registration. Additional information regarding the tour and check-in process will be emailed directed to registrants 24 hours before the event. Tickets are non-transferable.

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CES Learning Units: 1.5 LU


A unique opportunity for AIALA participants to tour the new Judith and Thomas L. Beckmen YOLA Center. The Los Angeles Philharmonic has commissioned architect Frank Gehry and Gehry Partners, LLP to design the first permanent home for YOLA. Located in Inglewood, the adaptive reuse design transformed an existing 18,000-square-foot former Security First National Bank building into a 25,000-square-foot purpose-built facility that expands the existing YOLA program to serve up to an additional 500 YOLA musicians (5 to 18 years old) annually from the surrounding community. The Center also provides a space that can bring together students from existing and future YOLA sites, as well as a site to convene local, national and international young musicians and educators for special sessions each year.


Architect: Gehry Partners, LLP (Frank Gehry, Craig Webb, Meaghan Lloyd, Thomas Kim, Richard Mandimika)

Executive Architect and General Contractor: Chait & Company, Inc. (Michael Chait, Ilanit Maghen, Victor Zapata, Rhashedae Alexander, Ken Easley)
Acoustical Consultant, Performance Space: Nagata Acoustics International, Inc. Los Angeles, California (Dr. Yasuhisa Toyota, Motoo Komoda, Daniel Beckmann, Erik Bergal)
Acoustical Consultant, Ensemble & Other Spaces: Newson Brown Acoustics, LLC, Los Angeles, California (Michael Brown)
Sound Reinforcement: Meyer Sound, Berkeley CA
Structural Engineer: Miyamoto International, Los Angeles California (Ken Wong)
Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Engineer: Khalifeh & Associates, Inc. Los Angeles California & Nikolopoulos
Electrical Engineering Theater Consultant: TheatreDNA, Los Angeles CA (Michael Ferguson)
Lighting Designer: Tillotson Design Associates, New York, New York
Sound & Projection Consultants: Sonitus, LLP, Los Angeles, California (Fred Vogler) Project Manager: Elaine Nesbit, Los Angeles California


Tour Led By:

Elaine Nesbit, Project Manager for the Judith and Thomas L. Beckmen YOLA Center at Inglewood 

With more than 35 years of experience, Elaine Nesbit has managed large-scale projects from design through construction for a number of prominent organizations, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, Charles R. Drew University, J. Paul Getty Trust, EE&K Architects, and the University of California at Los Angeles. She has worked on a large variety of building types; theaters and performing arts centers, libraries, museums, parking, retail and mixed-use developments. Ms. Nesbit has also had extensive experience with Design & Construction management, including negotiated, design build and GMP contracts. In addition to studying urban design and historic preservation, Ms. Nesbit has developed projects from master plan to completion, including program and design development; project team development; monitoring project costs; document review; managing critical path schedules; facilitating permit approvals, construction administration and quality control; furniture selection and purchase and transition planning.


Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will learn how to describe the adaptive reuse of an already existing building into a larger, innovative space dedicated to YOLA.
2. Participant will learn about the design of The Edgerton Foundation Performance Hall and it’s capability to convert to a performance space that can either be an intimate practice space or hold up to 272 audience members.
3. Participants will learn how to summarize the importance of this building as the first YOLA specific building and the impact the program has on current, past, and future young musicians as well as the Inglewood Community.
4. Participants will understand the innovative and crucial cultural impact that LAPhil’s YOLA program has locally and nationally; how it has already changed the lives of hundreds of young students participating in YOLA; and how this new home will allow the program to further provide free music education and much more to the community.




November 15, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am PST
$30 – $45
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Judith and Thomas L. Beckmen YOLA Center at Inglewood
105 South La Brea Ave
Inglewood, CA 90301 United States
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