Happy Birthday Frank Gehry!! Vanity Fair has dubbed the Canadian born architect the “most important architect of our age”. He was born in Toronto in 1929 and named Frank Goldman. As a young boy, he began building miniature cities out of scrap wood and bits of metal, wire, etc. at his grandfather’s hardware store. He moved to California, graduating from the University of Southern California School of Architecture in 1954. Many of his structures are in the Deconstructivist style, or a movement interested in advancing modern architecture away from restricting rules. His home in Santa Monica, in the this style is pictured below.