Frank Gehry on the Architecture of LA’s Disney Concert Hall

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Architect Frank Gehry explains the reasoning behind the wood interior and bold metal exterior of the LA Disney Concert Hall. The building is known for its dramatic geometric exterior, but Gehry says the “inside was the key issue.”


Frank Gehry, in conversation with Thomas Pritzker, talks about his long and distinguished career as one of the world’s best known modern architects as part of the 2009 Aspen Ideas Festival.

He details the design philosophy behind some of his most famous buildings including the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California. – Aspen Institute

Frank Gehry is an architect and founder of Gehry Partners, LLP. Gehry has built an architectural career that has spanned five decades and produced public and private buildings in America, Europe, and Asia. Gehry’s work has earned him several of the most significant awards in architecture, including the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture, the Pritzker Prize, the Wolf Prize in Art, 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. Notable projects include: the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain; the DZ Bank Building in Berlin; Nationale-Nederlanden Building in Prague; and the Jay Pritzker Pavilion and BP Bridge in Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois.