Frank Gehry

Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 7:30 pm
Venue: Nourse Theater

Series: Special Events

Frank Gehry is one the most acclaimed architects of our time. Known for his use of bold, postmodern shapes and uncommon materials, he has won numerous awards for his innovations in architecture, including the prestigious Pritzker Prize. Many of his buildings are world-renowned attractions, including the titanium-clad Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain; Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles; and Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, France. His more recent and ongoing projects include a new Guggenheim facility in Abu Dhabi, the new Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, and a memorial to Dwight D. Eisenhower in Washington, D.C.  In recent years, he has served as a professor of architecture at Columbia University, Yale, and the University of Southern California.

Paul Goldberger is the author of Building Art, an engaging and nuanced exploration of the life and work of Frank Gehry. A contributing editor at Vanity Fair, Goldberger spent fifteen years as the architecture critic for The New Yorker and began his career at The New York Times, where he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished criticism for his writing on architecture. He is the author of many books, most recently Why Architecture Matters, Building Up and Tear Down: Reflections on the Age of Architecture, and Up from Zero. He teaches at The New School and lectures widely around the country on architecture, design, historic preservation, and cities.