An icon of architecture

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 21 May, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 21 May, 2009, 12:00am

Frank Gehry, the winner of the 1989 Pritzker Architecture Prize, was the sixth American to receive the award. The prize, which is considered 'the Nobel prize of architecture', is awarded each year to a living architect for significant achievement.

Born in Canada in 1929, Mr Gehry became a United States citizen and graduated from the University of Southern California in 1954. He was later admitted to Harvard Graduate School of Design to study urban planning.

Mr Gehry set up his practice in Los Angeles, California in 1962 and his partnership, Gehry Partners, LLP, was formed in 2002.

Mr Gehry's most noticeable works include the Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao, the Dancing House in Prague, the DZ Bank Building in Berlin and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.