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Welcome to the schedule for BBF 2016! Please note that with the exception of the following sessions (Life without Envy, The Art of Perspective, Writing with Risk, Sound Advice, and Lore), absolutely every session at the BBF is free, and no tickets or preregistration are required. Thanks, and enjoy your day!
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Frank Gehry

Architecture Keynote
Frank Gehry is an award-winning architect and designer whose sculptural designs often subvert traditional expectations of building material and architectural form. Gehry, who was born in Canada, immigrated to the United States in 1947 and studied architecture at the University of Southern California and city planning at Harvard University. After working for several other architecture firms, he founded his own firm, Frank O. Gehry & Associates, in 1962. Its successor, Gehry Partners, was founded in 2002. Among Gehry’s most iconic and recognizable designs are Seattle’s Experience Music Project, the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota, the Pritzker Pavilion at Chicago’s Millennium Park, and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, which Philip Johnson called “the greatest building of our time.” Locally, Gehry designed the Stata Center at MIT and oversaw the 2005 redesign of the building at 360 Newbury Street in Boston, which now houses T.J. Maxx. Gehry has won many of architecture’s most significant prizes, including the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the National Medal of the Arts, and Gold Medals from both the American Institute of Architects and the American Academy of Arts and Letters.