- In March of 1961 members of the design team
began work in the isolated environment of a small two room track house newly constructed on the outskirts of Palm Springs, California. Raymond Loewy
lived nearby in a modernist masterpiece designed by architect Albert Frey. Loewy had recruited a design team consisting of experienced designers and former Loewy employees, John Ebstein
and Robert Andrews
, as well as a young student from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena named Tom Kellogg
. The team gathered in Palm Springs
and sequestered themselves in the house leased solely for the purpose of developing the new Avanti design for Studebaker.