Frank Gehry


born 1929 Toronto, Canada

1947moved from Toronto to Los Angeles
prior to 1954studied architecture at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles
1956 - 57studied urban planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design;
subsequently worked in the architectural studios of Viktor Gruen and Pereira & Luckman in Los Angeles, and at André Remondet in Paris
 1962set up the Frank Gehry & Associates architectural studio in Los Angeles
1969 - 72designed the block furniture series “Easy Edges”
1974taught at Yale University;
was elected member of the American Institute of Architects
1976designed the Jung Institute in Los Angeles
1978built his own house in Santa Monica, California, as well as several other singlefamily residences
1982 - 84designed the Californian Aerospace Museum, Los Angeles;
taught at Harvard University
1983received the Arnold W. Brunner Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters
1984designed the Norton apartment house in Venice, California
1987exhibition entitled “The Architecture of Frank Gehry” at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis
1989built the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein as well as the Schnabel residence in Los Angeles;
received the Pritzker architecture prize from the Hyatt Foundation
1991-1997construction of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao
1992won the Japanese Praemium Imperiale from the Japanese Art Association
1993designed the American Center in Paris
1994built the Birsfelden Vitra Center near Basel, Switzerland
1999Gold Medal, American Institute of Architects
2000Gold Medal, Royal Institute of British Architects
2001-2005Construction of the MARTa Herford museum in Herford
2011Steiger Award
Frank Gehry is one of the most important contemporary American architects.
Frank Gehry Portrait