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Architect Gehry to speak on recent work, March 6

Architect Frank Gehry , whose bold, sculptural buildings have attracted worldwide attention, will deliver a lecture at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in McCosh 50. His lecture is titled "Current and Recent Work."

Princeton recently commissioned Gehry to build a new science library, which will be supported by a $60 million gift from trustee Peter Lewis . The new building, which is in the earliest stage of planning, is expected to be located at the corner of Ivy Lane and Washington Road.

Gehry founded his architectural firm in 1962 and has designed scores of buildings, from private residences to museums. In 1989, he received the Pritzker Prize, the highest award in architecture, and in 1999 he received the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal.

Gehry's most prominent work of recent years is the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao, Spain, which opened in 1997 and received worldwide acclaim. He also has designed a new building for the Guggenheim museum in New York.

Other current work includes several academic buildings, including the Peter Lewis building for the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. Construction also is under way for the Stata Center, a building designed by Gehry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In addition, he recently has been commissioned to design a new wing for the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Gehry's talk is designated as a Stafford Little Lecture and is part of the University's Public Lectures Series . To see a live Webcast of the event, visit the WebMedia page.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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