Five very different architects, each endowed with his own unique creative vision: what could Philip Johnson, Frank Gehry, Renzo Piano, Ricardo Legorreta, and Jacques Herzog possibly have in common? A passion for their profession, certainly—and the $100,000 Pritzker Prize, architecture’s most prestigious honor. In this classic NewsHour program, these five Pritzker Laureates provide insights into the art of building design and construction.
• Philip Johnson—Looking Back: Charlayne Hunter-Gault and Philip Johnson—innovator of the International Style and proponent of Post-Modernism—reflect on his career. Segment also sold individually.
• Frank Gehry on the Guggenheim Bilbao: Elizabeth Farnsworth talks with Frank Gehry about the process of designing and building the Guggenheim Bilbao. Segment also sold as a part of Architects at Work.
• Renzo Piano—Looking Back: Margaret Warner interviews Renzo Piano on his life, his career, and the most distinguishing characteristics of his work.
• Ricardo Legorreta and Architectural Design: Ray Suarez talks with Ricardo Legorreta about building design—inviting the end user to give input during the process, the judicious use of color in different locales, and making affordable housing that is both inexpensive and beautiful.
• Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron—Collaborative Architecture: Ray Suarez interviews Jacques Herzog on the synergy that comes from working in partnership with another world-class architect, Pierre de Meuron.