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Male, Canada/US, born 1929-02-28

Associated with the firms network

bmd; Bunker Hill LLP; Gehry, Frank O. and Associates, Incorporated; Gehry Partners, LLP; Gruen, Victor, Associates; Sasaki Associates, Landscape Architects; Studio VM

Professional History


Architectural Designer, Victor Gruen Associates, Los Angeles, CA, 1953-1954; Served in the Special Services Division, United States Army, 1955-1956; Planner and Designer, Robert and Company Architects, Atlanta, GA, 1955-1956; Designer and Planner, Hideo Sasaki Associates, Boston, MA, 1957; Architectural Designer, Pereira and Luckman, Architects, Los Angeles, CA, 1957-1958; Planner, Designer, Project Director, Victor Gruen Associates, Los Angeles, CA, 1958-1961; Project Director and Planner, Andre Remondet, Paris, Frace, 1961; Principal, Frank O. Gehry and Associates, incorporated in 1962;


Assistant Professor, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, 1972-1973; Visiting Critic, University of California, Los Angeles IUCLA), Westwood, Los Angeles, CA, 1977 and 1979. (Gehry sat in on design critiques at UCLA periodically for a long period.) William Bishop Professor of Architecture, Yale University, School of Architecture, New Haven, CT, 1979; William B. and Charlotte Shepherd Davenport Visiting Professor, School of Architecture, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1982, 1985 and 1987-1989; Eliot Noyes Chair, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1988, and 1989. Kahn Visiting Professorship, Yale University, School of Architecture, New Haven CT, 2004.

Professional Service

Gehry delivered the Louis I. Kahn Memorial Lecture at the Philadelphia Center for Architecture in 1989.

Professional Awards

Fellow, American Institute of Architects (FAIA), 1974; Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1987; Trustee, American Academy, Rome, Italy, 1989; Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1991.

Recipient, Arnold Bruner Memorial Prize in Architecture, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY, 1977. Recipient, Pritzker Architecture Prize, Hyatt Foundation, Chicago, IL, 1989. Recipient, Wolf Prize in Art, Wolf Foundation, Herzlia Pituach, Israel, 1992. Recipient, Praemium Imperiale Award, Japan Art Association, Tokyo, Japan, 1992. Recipient, Dorothy and Lillian Gish Award for Lifetime Contribution to the Arts, Los Angeles, CA, 1994. Recipient, Chrysler Award for Design Innovation (presented by the Chrystler Corporation in association with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art), 1995. Recipient, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Gold Medal, Washington, DC, 1999.

Gehry has received honorary doctorates from Whittier College, Whittier, CA, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland and San Francisco, CA, Technical University of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, the California Institute of Arts, Valencia, CA, Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY;



B.Arch., School of Architecture, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, 1949-1951; coursework in city planning, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1956-1957.



Gehry was born Ephraim Goldberg in Toronto, ON; Frank O.Gehry and his family moved to Los Angeles, CA, in 1947.

Biographical Notes

Gehry gave the lecture, 'Current Work,' at Yale University, School of Architecture, New Haven, CT, on 04/01/2004.

Associated Locations

  • Toronto, Ontario Canada (Architect's Birth)
    Toronto, Ontario Canada

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