Architect- Star Frank Gehry has been working in Los Angeles for more than 50 years. His portfolio including some of the most iconic buildings of decades, from the Guggenheim Bilbao to Facebook’s new headquarters. Although his works is a concert of extravaganza, his new biography ‘Building Art’, by Paul Goldberger, the Vanity Fair‘s architecture critic, Gehry described as a shy, egoless, sensitive man who’s grappling with self-doubt.
Gehry was born Frank Owen Goldberg in 1929, in Canada. His parents, Polish Jews, immigrated to the United States settling in California and changed their surname to Gehry in 1947.
California now pays tribute to mega architect by new exhibit on Gehry and his work, running until March 20th, in LA County Museum of Art.
The museum’s put together a map of all of Gehry’s designs in the LA area, with the architect’s residential, commercial, and public buildings. These are plotted out, dated, and color-coded according to category.
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The map caps it all off with Gehry’s not-yet-finished projects, including Bunker Hill’s giant, mixed-use Grand Avenue Project, the Children’s Institute, Inc. headquarters in Watts, Santa Monica’s Ocean Avenue Project, the massive 8150 Sunset on the Sunset Strip, and the controversial LA River makeover.