Frank Owen Gehry was born in1929, in Canada but in 1947 he moves to Los Angeles with his family. Gehry was born into a Jewish family and change is original surname (Goldberg) on occasion of the birth of his first doughter becase he fears she could suffer as he did in his childhood in Toronto. In 1954, he received his undergraduate degree in architecture from the University of Southern California and he studies in urban planning at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design in the years immediately Read article>>
He studied music in Israel (on the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship) and in New York. He left music to study architecture, receiving his professional architectural degree in 1970 from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City.
He received a postgraduate degree in History and Theory of Architecture at the School of Comparative Studies at Essex University (England) in 1972. From 1986 to 89, he was the founder and Director of Architecture Intermundium in Milan, Italy. Libeskind has taught and lectured at many universities worldwide. He has held such positions as the Frank O. Gehry Chair at the University of Toronto, Professor at the Hochschule für Gestaltung, Karlsruhe, Germany, and the Cret Chair at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Louis Kahn Chair at Yale University. He has received numerous awards, including the 2001 Hiroshima Art Prize - an award given to an artist whose work promotes international understanding and peace, never before given to an architect. Read article>>
Richard Meier was born in 1934 a Newark(New York) he gratuated at the Cornell University of Ithaca in New York in 1957. After having worked for the studio S.O.M. (Skidmore, Owings & Merril, 1958/63) and for the M. Breuer in New York(1960/63), in 1963 he opens his own studio in New York and he dedicates mainly to the constraction of private residences. He has been awarded major commissions in the United States and Europe including courthouses, city halls, museums, corporate headquarters, housing and private residences. Read article>>