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How Frank Gehry started his career in architecture?

United States Architecture News - Nov 2, 2018 - 03:36   6488 views

How Frank Gehry started his career in architecture?

Frank Gehry spoke to the Fortune in a video interview and he narrated his career in architecture, starting from his childhood to his current age. Gehry also gave some tips on architecture to share some incisive experiences from his career. 

Gehry, 80, runs his company Gehry Partners, LLP in Los Angeles with 160 employees. Pritzker Prize-winning architect is generally behind large-scaled major projects, including the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, and the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris. 

"I didn’t go out with any intention to attract any particular kind of job. I’d done art installations at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for artist friends of mine and became part of the group meeting with investors when the city got ready to build the Museum of Contemporary Art. I did the Temporary Contemporary design, when MOCA didn’t open in time for the 1984 Olympic Games."

"Working internationally requires understanding cultural differences. You have to want to understand the differences and make it part of your work program. I spent time studying and talking with Basque families, the Basque Minister for Culture [and Language Policy] and others to understand their culture before designing the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao."

"With every project, no matter how small, act as if it’s the most important one. Make sure it’s technically and economically viable because you’ll be judged on the smallest things."

Read the full interview on Fortune. 

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