We are pleased that our long term client Frank Gehry was awarded the 2016 Lenore and Walter Annenberg award Diplomacy through the Arts "in recognition of his extraordinary contributions to our country’s rich artistic tradition." “We are thrilled to be honoring Mr. Gehry, one of the world’s greatest living architects, with our eighth annual Annenberg Award. For more than five decades, his innovation, vision, and boldness of spirit in the field of architecture has been a profound inspiration. His architectural contributions have had a significant impact, not only on the world of architecture, but on culture and humanity on a global scale,” said FAPE Chairman Jo Carole Lauder.
“It is a great honor to receive the 2016 Annenberg Award from FAPE, an organization that believes that art and design can foster a deeper appreciation of all cultures. This is a principle that is central to my work as well, so it is wonderful to be to be included in FAPE’s legacy of cultural diplomacy through art. Art and architecture work in concert, and are vital to sparking creativity, enhancing understanding, and creating a dialogue.” said Gehry.
Listen to an interesting 6 minute interview with Frank Gehry by Frances Anderton on KCRW's “Design and Architecture”https://soundcloud.com/architectchats