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Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture News

20th Century American Architecture Practice, United States of America: FLW Architect

Aug 29, 2017
Living in America: Frank Lloyd Wright, Harlem, and Modern Housing, New York City, NY, USA

Design: Leong Leong and Project Projects

September 9 to December 17, 2017

Opening reception:
Friday, September 8th from 6-8pm
Wallach Art Gallery inside Columbia University’s Lenfest Center for the Arts, 615 West 129th Street, Manhattan

Living in America: Frank Lloyd Wright, Harlem, and Modern Housing
photo courtesy Leong Leong

Living in America: Frank Lloyd Wright, Harlem, and Modern Housing is curated by The Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP), and is co-presented by The Buell Center, The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, and Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library. The exhibition is presented in correlation with Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive, currently on view at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, until October 1, 2017.

Apr 25, 2017

School of Architecture at Taliesin

School of Architecture at Taliesin

The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture has had a tough few years. Located at the historic winter home of Wright, Taliesin West, the school almost lost its accreditation because it wasn’t financially independent from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Things got so bad that they temporarily suspended new enrollment, reports archinect.

Then, the critic Aaron Betsky took over the deanship (in 2015) and was able to raise enough funding to keep the school accredited. Now, to mark their new, more-removed relationship to the Foundation, the school has been renamed the School of Architecture at Taliesin.

“Adopting this new name, the School of Architecture at Taliesin, helps us to secure our identity as an experimental, forward-looking architecture program that is deeply rooted in the Taliesin Fellowship,” Aaron Betsky states. “The process in which we developed our new relationship with the Foundation and our accreditors has been an opportunity to closely examine who we are as a school and how to best position ourselves to advance our mission and create quality educational experiences for our students.”

Mar 12, 2017

The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture News

The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture to remain accredited

After years of uncertainty, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture has had an application approved that will enable it to remain accredited, reports archinect. Previously, the school’s accreditation was threatened because it wasn’t operating independently of its sponsoring organization, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. The application that was approved enables the school to separate itself from the Foundation while still using its facilities.

Taliesin West Garden Room:
Taliesin West Garden Room
photo by AndrewHorne – Own work, CC BY 3.0,

Jan 15, 2016

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Final Home For Sale

Norman Lykes Home
Date built: 1959-67
Norman Lykes home in Phoenix
image : Wikimedia Commons
The final home that Frank Lloyd Wright designed has just gone on sale.

18 Sep 2013

Frank Lloyd Wright House in England

FLW Home in Somerset, UK

Plans to build the first house in Britain designed by the renowned 20th century American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, report the Daily Mail: Engineer Dr Hugh Pratt and his wife have been granted a licence by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to use a design originally created in the 1940s for a site in California.

The plans were never used but if approved by planners the proposed property would be built on a plot of land south of Bristol. It would be the last house designed by Wright to be built anywhere in the world.

Architect Stephen Brooks (based in Bath, Somerset) has been working with the FLW Foundation to reconcile the original plans with current building regulations.

21 Dec 2012

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Phoenix House is Saved

The David S. Wright Home, Arcadia, Arizona, USA

We reported earlier that this Frank Lloyd Wright house was at risk of demolition by developers.

The good news – we are happy to report that The David Wright House is Saved. The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy has facilitated the purchase of the David and Gladys Wright House in Phoenix, Arizona, through an LLC owned by an anonymous benefactor. The transaction closed on December 20 2012 for an undisclosed price.

Frank Lloyd Wright house in Arcadia
photo from FLBC

The property will be transferred to an Arizona not-for-profit organization responsible for the restoration, maintenance and operation of the David Wright House. The change in ownership guarantees that the house will survive and be preserved. We expect city Landmark designation to follow shortly but there is no longer a demolition threat. We will also pursue long-term protections for the house.”

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25 Sep + 23 Aug 2012

Frank Lloyd Wright House Threat News

The David S. Wright Home, Arcadia, Arizona, USA

We reported back in August that The David and Gladys Wright House, designed for FLW’s son, is at risk of demolition by developers.

The good news – we are happy to report that the Phoenix Historic Preservation Commission voted unanimously to recommend Landmark designation for the building.

“The Commission noted the number of signatures on the petition. The Commission also adopted a set of findings documenting the uniqueness and significance of the building. The recommendation will go to the City Council in November. If it is approved by the City Council, Landmark designation triggers an automatic three-year delay on any demolition. While this is a first important step we need the recommendations of another commission and another committee and then need the City Council’s approval. Critical to our efforts are more signatures on the petition – please ask your friends and associates to help save this house by adding their voices. The numbers of letters and signatures are reported to these bodies and they definitely have an impact. Our goal is at least 25,000 signatures as soon as possible – that would make a big impact”

The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy (based in Chicago, Illinois) has awarded a temporary demolition delay while the City of Phoenix decides whether to bestow historic preservation and landmark designation upon the house.

“When it learned in May that the house had been purchased by developers who had indicated their intention to bulldoze the structure and build two “luxury homes,” the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy requested the City of Phoenix to grant historic preservation and landmark designation to the house. A number of local organizations, including the Arizona Preservation Foundation and the Phoenix chapter of the American Institute of Architects, as well as national organizations such as the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Society of Architectural Historians endorsed the Conservancy’s appeal. In mid-June the city’s Planning Commission voted unanimously to initiate consideration of a preservation designation, an action that triggers a delay in approval of a demolition permit. However, such a delay is only temporary.”

Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy

7 Sep 2012

Frank Lloyd Wright Archives News

Columbia University + MOMA, NY, USA

The Museum of Modern Art, Columbia University and The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation announce that the archives of Frank Lloyd Wright have been jointly acquired by the University and the Museum and will become part of their permanent collections.

The Frank Lloyd Wright archives include 23,000 architectural drawings, 44,000 historical photographs, models, manuscripts, correspondence and other documents.

Annie Pfeiffer Chapel:
Annie Pfeiffer Chapel by Frank Lloyd Wright architect
photo © Robin Hill

The archives will be named “The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York).”

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation will retain copyright and intellectual property responsibility for Wright’s body of work.

16 Jul 2012

Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibition News

Guggenheim Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibition, New York, USA
A Long-Awaited Tribute : Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian House and Pavilion
Guggenheim Museum New York by Frank Lloyd Wright
photo : David M. Heald, © SRGF, New York
Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibitionat the Guggenheim New York
Dates: Jul 27, 2012 – Feb 13, 2013
In 1953, six years before the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum opened to the public, two of his structures—a pavilion and model Usonian house—were built on the future site of the museum to house a temporary exhibition displaying the architect’s lifelong work. From July 27, 2012, to February 13, 2013, the Sackler Center for Arts Education at the Guggenheim Museum will present A Long-Awaited Tribute: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian House and Pavilion, an exhibition comprised of selected materials from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives, highlighting the first Wright buildings erected in New York City.

Frank Lloyd Wright Architect – Key Buildings

Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings / Projects listed chronologically

Frank Lloyd Wright Residence, Oak Park, Illinois
Built for Wright and his family
Designed while Frank was working for Adler and Sullivan Architects in Chicago.

William H. Winslow House, River Forest, Illinois
Frank Lloyd Wright’s first independent commission after leaving Adler & Sullivan

Ward W. Willets House, Highland Park, Illinois
The first Prairie Style house by Lloyd Wright

Unity Church, Unity Temple, 875 Lake Street, Oak Park, Illinois
Innovative concrete building

Frederick C. Robie House, Chicago, Illinois
Key example of the Prairie Style house.

Hollyhock House, Los Angeles, California

Taliesin III, Spring Green, Wisconsin
Frank Lloyd Wright’s former home

Fallingwater, Bear Run, Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania
Fallingwater by architect Frank Lloyd Wright
photo : Simon Garcia |
Weekend retreat for Edgar J. Kaufmann
This is Frank Lloyd Wright’s most famous and spectacular building. The house boldly cantilevers out over a beautiful waterfall. Fallingwater voted American Institute of Architects Best American building of last 125 years.

Honeycomb House, Stanford, California
Usonian house built for Paul R. Hanna
Designed around a hexagonal grid, visibly expressed in the floor tiles and walls

S. C. Johnson Administration Building, Racine, Wisconsin

Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Arizona

S. C. Johnson Research Tower, Racine, Wisconsin
aka Johnson Wax Research Tower

Unitarian Church, Shorewood Hills, Wisconsin

Price Company Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Beth Sholom Synagogue, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York

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FLW Buildings Designated by AIA

The American Institute of Architects designated seventeen Frank Lloyd Wright buildings to be retained

Frank Lloyd Wright Residence
William H. Winslow House
Ward W. Willets House
Unity Church
Frederick C. Robie House
Hollyhock House
Taliesin III
Honeycomb House
S. C. Johnson Administration Building
Taliesin West
S. C. Johnson Research Tower
Unitarian Church
V. C. Morris Gift Shop
Price Company Tower
Beth Sholom Synagogue
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Frank Lloyd Wright assistant – Rudolf Schindler:
Oak Park studio: 1918-20
worked on projects such as Imperial Hotel
Los Angeles studio: 1920-31
worked on projects such as Hollyhock House for Aline Barnsdall

Location: Lake Mahopac, New York State, USA

Frank Lloyd Wright – Key Buildings by area

Chicago Architecture:
Frederick C. Robie House

New York State Architecture Designs:
Reisley House, Westchester
Friedman House, Westchester

Ohio Building:
Westcott House, Springfield

Pennsylvania Architecture:
Fallingwater, Bear Run
Kentuck Knob, Chalk Hill

New Frank Lloyd Wright Building
The Massaro House, Petre Island, Lake Mahopac, New York State, USA

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