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Lecture Series Gathers Acclaimed Architects

Renowned architect Frank Gehry doesn't mince words when it comes to setting standards for buildings around the world.

"Public buildings deserve to be iconic," he told a packed audience at the Salk Institute on Feb. 8, opening an architectural speaker series on the legacy of Louis Kahn.

Gehry who, like Kahn, is internationally known for some highly innovative public spaces, said that public buildings like the Sydney opera house, Gehry's own Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, and Millennium Park in Chicago are examples of high-impact projects that "upgrade" their surrounding cities.

Generously sponsored by Salk Board of Trustee member Linda Chester and Dr. Kenneth Rind, Master Architects Lecture Series: In Celebration of Louis Kahn and the Salk Institute, is jointly organized by Salk and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) and features presentations from six of the world's most notable architects. The series continues this spring with presentations by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien (Feb. 27) and David Adjaye (March 11) at Salk; Thom Mayne (May 8) and Enrique Norten (April 3) at MCASD.

Single tickets are $25 for President's Club members, seniors and students; and $30 for the general public.

To purchase tickets, contact Diana Mason at or 858-454-3541.To learn how to become a President's Club member of the Salk Institute, contact Judy Hodges director, Annual Fund, at or call 858-453-4100 x1882.

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