The Building"The front façade of the building can be interpreted as a theatrical mask
that covers the raw face of the performance space."
—Frank Gehry, Architect
The HistoryThe Fisher Center was designed by the distinguished architect Frank Gehry, whose other projects include the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the Experience Music Project in Seattle, and Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Gehry worked in collaboration with acoustician Yasuhisa Toyota and a team of theater consultants. The center opened in April 2003; it took three years to build, at a cost of more than $62 million. The Fisher Center is 107,000 square feet. Its materials include:
- 40,000 square feet of fir veneer;
- 9,600 cubic yards of concrete;
- 5,647 stainless-steel shingles covering the roof; and
- 1,030 tons of both conventional and curved steel.