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Past, Present, Future: The Conservancy at 25
Phoenix, Arizona
October 29-November 2, 2014

This milestone anniversary conference was one of the most successful and well-attended in Conservancy history. Some 240 attendees toured six private Wright homes rarely accessible to the public, including the recently save David and Gladys Wright House, as well as the Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium, First Christian Church and a stunning contemporary home by architect Marwan Al-Sayed, and had exclusive access behind the scenes at Taliesin West. Special events were held at architect David Dodge’s house on the outskirts of Taliesin West and architect Eddie Jones’ contemporary house, The Outpost, near the site of Wright’s original Pauson House.

More than 30 guest speakers, including award-winning architect Will Bruder, Modern Phoenix founder Alison King, renowned Wright scholar Neil Levine, Fallingwater Director Lynda Waggoner, Wright homeowners including original Wright client Roland Reisley, and many more addressed capacity audiences at conference hotel the Arizona Biltmore on a wide range of preservation issues over the five-day event. More than 270 guests were on hand in the historic Aztec and Gold rooms at the Arizona Biltmore for the annual silent auction, Wright Spirit Awards and gala dinner.
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