Frank O. Gehry is one of the most influential architects working today, with far-ranging experience in cultural and educational buildings. His ground-breaking work includes notable cultural projects such as the New World Symphony Concert Hall in Miami, Florida; the Fisher Centre for the Performing Arts at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York; Signature Theatre, New York City; the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao; the Jay Pritzker Pavilion and BP Bridge in Millennium Park, Chicago; and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.
He has also completed design work on the Foundation Louis Vuitton Museum in Paris, France (opened 2014) and on the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi (in development), in addition to designing the masterplan for LUMA Arles and the centrepiece of its campus—the LUMA Tower. His notable education buildings include the Loyola University Law School, the Yale Psychiatric Institute, the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, The Stata Centre at MIT, and the Lewis Library at Princeton University.
His work has earned many of the most significant awards in the architectural field, including the Pritzker Architecture Prize (1989), the Wolf Prize from the Wolf Foundation (1992), and the Praemium Imperiale Award by the Japan Art Association (1992). He has also received the Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects, and the Golden Lion Lifetime Achievement Award at the Venice Biennale (2008).
Frank Gehry is the founder of Los Angeles-based Gehry Partners, LLP, a full service architectural firm with extensive experience in the design and construction of academic, museum, theatre, performance, and commercial projects around the world; and, Gehry Technologies, a software and services firm whose mission is to leverage technology to make better buildings for less money. 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.