Frank Gehry: “I’m Not a Starchitect”

The Walt Disney Concert Hall, . Image © Gehry Partners, LLP

For Peter Aspden’s first encounter with the architect of the Guggenheim in Bilbao and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in LAFrank Gehry did not “exude sweetness.” “You are not going to call me a [...] ‘star-chitect’? I hate that.” In a candid interview with the Financial Times, Gehry discusses the problem of being branded for beginning the Bilbao Effect in spite of the fact that he insists that “you can’t escape your signature.” Gehry talks at length about Facebook’s latest headquarters and, in particular, his relationship with his client, Mark Zuckerberg. Read the full interview here.

Cite: Taylor-Foster, James. "Frank Gehry: “I’m Not a Starchitect”" 08 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 29 May 2015. <>
  • Kim miles

    Frank I lick what you doing you bring your art work to life keep up the good work I can not wate what you do next and all building is not the same you get a crazy mand but I love it so good luck my god bless you allways kim