The AIA Los Angeles has awarded its 2013 Gold Medal to Frederick Fisher. Founder and principal at Frederick Fisher & Partner Architects, Fisher has been practicing architecture in LA for more than 30 years. During the late 1970s he was part of the â€œL.A. School,â€ a group of architects including Thom Mayne, Frank Gehry, and Eric Owen Moss who staged exhibitions at Mayneâ€™s in-home architecture gallery.Fisher worked in Gehryâ€™s practice for several years, yet in his own designs Fisher eschews the mind-bending geometry for which Gehry and some of his other contemporaries are known. Instead, Fisherâ€™s work is characterized by a combination of lightness and restraint.