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Millennium Park - About the Architect: Frank Gehry

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Learn about Frank Gehry, the architect ofJay Pritzker Pavilion and BP Bridge in Millennium Park, below. If you'd like the full story behind its construction or how to visit, please see the Jay Pritzker Pavilion or BP Bridge Attractions Pages.


Frank Gehry, at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park

Frank Gehry received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Southern California in 1954, and studied City Planning at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

In subsequent years, Gehry built an architectural career that has spanned four decades, producing public and private buildings in America, Europe, and Asia.

His work has earned several of the most significant awards in the architectural field, including the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture, the Pritzker Prize, the Wolf Prize in Art (Architecture), the Praemium Imperiale Award, the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Award, the National Medal of Arts, the Friedrich Kiesler Prize, the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal, and the Royal Institute of British Architects Gold Medal.


Significant projects include the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Bilbao, Spain; the DZ Bank Building in Berlin, Germany; Der Neue Zollhof, an office complex in Düsseldorf, Germany; the Nationale-Nederlanden Building in Prague, Czech Republic; the Jay Pritzker Pavilion and BP Bridge in Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois; Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California; the IAC Building in New York, New York; and the Hotel Marqués de Riscal in Elciago, Spain.