In the latest of a string of high-profile acquisitions, Trimble, Sunnyvale, Calif., announced Sept. 8 it has acquired Los Angeles-based Gehry Technologies, the design software and consulting firm founded by architect Frank Gehry. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Trimble also says it is forming an ongoing strategic alliance with Frank Gehry to develop technology for design and construction professionals.
"The reason I went with Trimble," Gehry told ENR, "is that their culture seems very complementary to ours. They are very hands on, with their work with farmers, with earthmoving. Their people are in the trenches…it resonates with me a lot."