“One day they’re going to discover I’m a fraud,” Frank jokes by phone from his L.A. office, a nondescript former warehouse near Marina del Rey. “A little insecurity is healthy. As soon as you get too fat and sassy…I’ve seen it happen to so many people. Whatever this fame thing is, it’s only come in the last 15 years. And because it happened late in life, I don’t believe in it. It’s not real to me. It’s nice when people ask for my autograph, but I’m still Joe Schlepper. I can’t help it. That’s how I feel comfortable.” ~ Frank Gehry Frank Gehry most famous project is Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Designing and building this facility Gehry had made such economical, cultural and critical impact on society redefined the image of Bilbao once gray and uninteresting city, Bilbao became the place to visit. This phenomenon of the redefining image of the city using architecture is now called Bilbao Effect, and Frank was the trend starter.Awards and honors 1989 - Pritzker Architecture Prize 1992 - Praemium Imperiale 1994 - The Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize 1995 - Academy of Achievement's Golden Plate Award 1998 - National Medal of Arts 1999 - AIA Gold Medal 2000 - Cooper–Hewitt National Design Award Lifetime Achievement 2003 - Order of Canada 2004 - Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service 2006 - Inductee, California Hall of Fame 2007 - Henry C. Turner Prize for Innovation in Construction Technology from the National Building Museum (on behalf of Gehry Partners and Gehry Technologies) 2008 - Order of Charlemagne 2012 - Twenty-five Year Award Gehry was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in 1974, and he has received many national, regional and local AIA awards. He is a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council and serves on the steering committee of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Honorary doctorates 1987 - California Institute of the Arts 1987 - Rhode Island School of Design 1989 - Otis College of Art and Design 1989 - Technical University of Nova Scotia 1993 - Occidental College 1995 - Whittier College 1997 - Southern California Institute of Architecture 1998 - University of Toronto 2000 - Harvard University 2000 - University of Edinburgh 2000 - University of Southern California 2000 - Yale University 2002 - City College of New York 2004 - Art Institute of Chicago
This is art.