Frank Owen Gehry, CC (born Frank Owen Goldberg; February 28, 1929) is a Canadian-American Pritzker Prize-winning architect based in Los Angeles, California.
His buildings, including his private residence, have become tourist attractions and many customers seek Gehry's services as a badge of distinction. His works were by far the most often cited as being among the most important works of contemporary architecture in the 2010 World Architecture Survey, which led Vanity Fair to label him as "the most important architect of our age".
Gehry's best-known works include the titanium-covered Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain; Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles; Experience Music Project in Seattle; Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis; Dancing House in Prague and the MARTa Museum in Herford, Germany. But it was his private residence in Santa Monica, California, which jump-started his career, lifting it from the status of "paper architecture" – a phenomenon that many famous architects have experienced in their formative decades through experimentation almost exclusively on paper before receiving their first major commission in later years.
Frank Gehry designed the Ray and Maria Stata Center for MIT, as well as The Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain. His buildings have received more than 100 national and regional AIA awards, including the Pritzker Architecture Prize (1989), the premier accolade of the field. Gehry’s vision for the Ray and Maria Stata Center for MIT is to stimulate invention and the exchange of ideas across many disciplines
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