ADAM WHEELER graduated from UCLA in 1997 and soon after started at Frank O. Gehry’s and Associates. At Gehry’s practice, Wheeler gained invaluable exposure working on a vast body of large scale yet intimate commissions. Several large scale projects included: Swatch House, Germany; Peter B. Lewis Building, Cleveland; Guggenheim Museum, New York City; Millennium Park Music Pavilion, Chicago; and the Experience Music Project, Seattle. In 2001, he designed the exhibition installation, The Furniture of R.M Schindler for the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles. In 2004, Wheeler was invited to participate in the exhibition, Ghetto Fabulous, at the Studio Harlem Museum. Receiving his undergraduate degree in Political Science at UCLA, Wheeler continued on with his educational pursuits to garner a graduate degree in architecture at UCLA.
In 2003 Wheeler launched his firm, AdamWheelerDesign. Wheeler’s philosophy melds design and architecture, not just a means to an end but a process of exploration, discovery and responsibility to the environment. Cultivating a relationship between architect + client, site + city is paramount to Wheeler’s approach.