Operating at the intersection of architecture, art and industrial design, Ball-Nogues Studio is an integrated design and fabrication practice led by Benjamin Ball (1968, Waterloo, Iowa) and Gaston Nogues (1967, Buenos Aires, Argentina). The studio creates experimental built environments and installations. The artist-designers met as undergraduates at the Southern California Institute of Architecture and both worked for architect Frank Gehry. Ball also worked as a set and production designer in the film industry and Nogues worked in product design and production for 11 years. Among the studio’s numerous accolades are grants from the Durfee Foundation, the Graham Foundation and United States Artists. The team has completed numerous public art commissions nationwide. Their local commissions include permanent installations for the Los Angeles County Southwest Building and Safety Permit Office, the Los Angeles International Airport, Santa Monica Place as well as two apartment buildings in West Hollywood.
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