Frank Gehry

Raised in Toronto, Canada, Frank Gehry moved with his family to Los Angeles in 1947. Mr. Gehry received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Southern California in 1954, and he studied City Planning at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. In subsequent years, Mr. Gehry has built an architectural career that has spanned five decades and produced public and private buildings in America, Europe and Asia. His work has earned Mr. Gehry several of the most significant awards in the architectural field, including the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture, the Pritzker Prize, the Wolf Prize in Art (Architecture), the Praemium Imperiale Award, the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Award, the National Medal of Arts, the Friedrich Kiesler Prize, the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal, and the Royal Institute of British Architects Gold Medal.

Notable projects include: the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain; the DZ Bank Building in Berlin; Nationale-Nederlanden Building in Prague; the Jay Pritzker Pavilion and BP Bridge in Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois; Maggie’s Centre, a cancer patient center in Dundee, Scotland; Hotel Marques de Riscal in El Ciego, Spain, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California. The Princeton University Peter B. Lewis Science Library and the Art Gallery of Ontario Renovation recently opened in 2008. Projects under construction include the Lou Ruvo Brain Institute in Las Vegas, Nevada; the New World Symphony in Miami, Florida; and Beekman Residential Tower located in New York City, which will be Mr. Gehry’s first high rise building to be completed. Mr. Gehry is also completing design work on the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and the Foundation Louis Vuitton Museum in Paris, France. Mr. Gehry is currently designing the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial in Washington D.C.
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    Frank Gehry