Gehry Residence Honored by AIA

The American Institute of Architects has selected the Gehry residence, designed by Frank Gehry, FAIA, to receive the 2012 Twenty-five Year Award. Completed in 1978, the Santa Monica clapboard bungalow was designed by Gehry to house his family amid a rough mix of materials encasing the structure in glass, plywood, chainlink fence, asphalt, among others. Both loved and hated by his contemporaries, Gehry's design elicited raves from the AIA judges: "Such multi-sensorial delight—anyone would love to live in this house!" The award, which recognizes "architectural design of enduring significance," will be presented at the AIA National Convention in Washington, D.C. this May. For the full story which appears in AIArchitect, visit the AIA's website here.