Frank Gehry

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Frank Gehry (1929 - ) is an architect, born in Toronto, Canada of Jewish ancestry; he has become a naturalized American citizen. Gehry moved with his family to Los Angeles in 1947. He 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. Gehry is Design Principal for the firm of Gehry Partners. He is married to Berta Gehry.

Gehry is the 1989 Pritzker Architecture Prize laureate. Some of his famous works are the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain, (1997), and the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, California, USA, (2003). Other important works are the Team Disney Anaheim (1995), the Gehry Tower (2001) and the Loyola Law School (2002).

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Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain.

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Walt Disney Concert Hall, LA.

"I approach each building as a sculptural object, a spatial container, a space with light and air, a response to context and appropriateness of feeling and spirit. To this container, this sculpture, the user brings his baggage, his program, and interacts with it to accommodate his needs. If he can't do that, I've failed."


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