Frank O. Gehry is a world-renowned architect. His long career has many works from homes to the great museums that have become postcard towns.

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Frank Owen Gehry was born in Toronto, Canada, February 28, 1929. He was a creative child who played with wooden sticks building small towns with his grandmother. He spent time drawing with his father, and his mother was the one who introduced him to the world of art.

“So the creative genes were there … But my father thought I was a dreamer, I wasn't gonna amount to anything. It was my mother who thought I was just reticent to do things. She would push me.”

In 1947 he moved to California and attended Los Angeles City College, eventually graduating from the University of Southern California's School of Architecture in 1954. He took a break from the practice of architecture, working in various sectors, but went back to school for one year to study City Planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design

Influences

Gehry worked for the office, Wdton Becket & Associates, for Victor Gruen in Los Angeles, and for Remondet in Paris.

In 1962, he started his own office designing a wide variety of residential, commercial and institutional sites. And it was with his own house that he best gained notoriety for his work.

Works

Frank Gehry receives frequent criticism for his work because its architecture is very controversial and has unusual shapes and movements. But looking at his works, we can notice the trend and direction of his projects, as well as the concepts of his architecture. In purer forms, through the famous icons such as binoculars, to the organic volumes.

In some works, deconstructive provisions are clear, but when released to the organic shapes these features go beyond. Like it or not, the architecture of Frank Gehry is recognized and visited throughout the world, with postcard towns that were forgotten by tourism.

“Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.”

Easy Edges Furniture series

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Loyola Law School, California, USA

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Edgemar Retail Complex, California, USA

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Frances Howard Goldwyn Hollywood Regional Library, California, USA

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Chiat/Day Building, California, USA

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Frederick Weisman Museum of Art, Minnesota, USA

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Iowa Advanced Technology Laboratories, Iowa, USA

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Center for the Visual Arts, Ohio, USA

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

American Center, Paris, France

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Dancing House, Prague, Czech Republic

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Der Neue Zollhof, Dusseldorf, Germany

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

DZ Bank Building, Berlin, Germany

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Experience Music Project, Washington, USA

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Gehry Tower, Hanover, Germany

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Bard College, New York, USA

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Maggie’s Dundee, Dundee, Scotland

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Walt Disney Concert Hall, California, USA

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Ray and Maria Stata Center, Massachusetts, USA

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Jay Pritzker Pavillion, Illinois, USA

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

MARTa Museum, Herford, Germany

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

IAC/InterActiveCorp Headquarters, USA

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Marqués de Riscal, Elciego, Spain

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Art Gallery Of Ontario renovation, Ontario, Canada

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Gehry House, California, USA

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

About the author of this post

My name is Marcelo Seferin, I’m an architect from Porto Alegre, Brazil and I’m the chief architect at Seferin Arquitetura, an office that works with architecture, interior design and sustainability projects.