Frank Gehry: Nice building. Then what?

Frank Gehry wanted to be a scientist when he grew up. But after blowing up a part of his house, at age 14, he decided against it. He’s gone on to create some mindblowing buildings, including the Guggenheim at Bilbao and LA’s Walt Disney Concert Hall. This wildly entertaining conversation with Richard Saul Wurman (then host of TED) touches on many topics, including the power of failure, the importance of collaboration, and the need for architects to bring personal expression to the table.


  1. #1 Eamon Knight
    January 25, 2008

    I can’t be bothered to watch it unless he explains what drugs he was on when he designed the Stata Center at MIT, and how to keep the weather out of it.

  2. #2 Greg Laden
    January 26, 2008

    You are asking a great architect to consider such mundanosities as weather?