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2013 UCSC Founders Celebration | Foundation Medal

2013 UCSC Founders Celebration | Foundation Medal


it’s been said that for the best ideas to
truly flourish they have to be cultivated from the
very beginning that tends to be true of creative people as
well not to mention the creative work they
bring into the world from the birth of the idea to the sparks that are sure to follow
creating an environment where truly innovative notions can come
to life is at the core of any creative endeavor it requires a sense of risk taking. A bold departure from the safe and sound. A stubborn refusal to embrace the ordinary Frank Gehry’s amazing impact on the physical
world is proof of how this very extraordinary philosophy works from his
days driving a delivery truck to support himself through City College to the moment he signed on for the
Guggenheim following his own personal vision has
allowed Gary to see what others would simply overlook throughout his career it’s clear the Gehry embraces the extraordinary
power of technology and he draws from the wells of art in sculpture Frank Gehry right from the very
beginning has been unapologetically sculpting he found one
technical solution after another to actually do it to actually make
buildings more seamlessly sculptural Gary a modest giant in the field architecture innovates to bring to life the
visions of people who want their buildings to evoke
feeling, emotion and reward people for their attention this
unique approach to problem-solving is what leads to innovation it’s what
sparks creativity here’s to making sparks of here’s to Frank Gehry

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