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Frank Gehry by Melissa Majchrzak

Frank Gehry establishes SCI-Arc prize with $100,000 donation

Dezeen News: architect Frank Gehry has donated $100,000 to the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) to endow a new annual prize for the best graduate thesis projects.

The Gehry Prize will be awarded to projects selected by critics and jurors in the Graduate Thesis Weekend hosted in September. The first prize will be given out during the 2012 graduation ceremony, held on 9 September. Gehry has been a SCI-Arc trustee since 1990 and his ongoing commitment to SCI-Arc will be celebrated at the school’s 40th anniversary reception in April 2013.

We recently reported that Gehry is designing a new campus for social media giant Facebook in San Francisco.

Portrait is by Melissa Majchrzak.

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