It’s rare for an architect to become a household name, but the ones who earn this distinction have their designs lauded for decades to come.
Frank Gehry is one of these visionaries who has planned and built awe-inspiring structures since the early 1960s. Known for his bold architectural features and unusual shapes, Gehry’s designs transcend the ordinary building and are truly monumental works of art.
Top 10 Most Famous Frank Gehry Buildings
Here are 10 of Gehry’s most famous structures, and they will give you an idea of why he was given the prestigious Pritzker Prize in 1989—an award meant “to honor a living architect or architects whose built work demonstrates a combination of those qualities of talent, vision, and commitment, which has produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity and the built environment through the art of architecture.”
1. WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic, construction on this building started in 1998. It took five years for it to be completed, but it remains one of the premier cultural attractions in the city.
2. GEHRY HOUSE, SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA
This is the house that put Gehry on the architectural map.
3. OLYMPIC FISH PAVILION, BARCELONA, SPAIN
4. WEISMAN ART MUSEUM, MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA
5. DANCING HOUSE, PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
6. GUGGENHEIM BILBAO, SPAIN
7. MUSEUM OF POP CULTURE, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
8. THE IAC BUILDING, NEW YORK, NEW YORK
9. RICHARD B. FISHER CENTER, ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, NEW YORK
10. PETER B. LEWIS BUILDING, CLEVELAND, OHIO