A Life Celebrated

The Kavli Foundation

A Life Celebrated

Commemorating the life of an entrepreneur and science philanthropist.

The Kavli Foundation, whose mission is the advancement of science for the benefit of humanity, dedicated a memorial space in their new L.A. headquarters to the extraordinary life of founder, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Fred Kavli who passed away in 2013. Working closely with the Foundation, West Office crafted an experience the highlights the life and passions of Mr. Kavli for the headquarters.

An interactive touch table chronicles Mr. Kavli’s early life in Norway, his emigration to America and rise to a successful businessman, as well as his life-long love of science that resulted in the establishment of the Foundation. On display are the many honors and medals awarded Fred Kavli, such as the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit and the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy. Images and information on Mr. Kavli’s favorite collection of artwork can be accessed in an interactive database.

Exhibits also explore the ongoing work of The Kavli Foundation, Fred Kavli’s most important legacy. The Foundation honors his legacy by continuing to be a catalyst for open-ended research by scientists seeking answers to unsolved questions.