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The Wright Design Series

The Wright Design Series was inspired by master architect Frank Lloyd Wright who, although known for his architectural designs, also created designs in furniture, clothing, textiles and tableware. The free lectures and discussions highlight a wide array of design topics including architecture.

Thursday, March 10
ARCHITECT SPOTLIGHT: ENRIQUE NORTEN, HON. FAIA
Internationally renowned architect Enrique Norten is a native of Mexico City, and established his TEN Arquitectos practice there and in New York. He is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades, including AIA’s Honor Award For Regional And Urban Design, as well as the 2015 Richard J. Neutra Medal for Professional Excellence.

Thursday, March 24
EVOLUTIONS AND ASSEMBLIES DAN WHEELER, FAIA
Wheeler presents the need for understanding the past to move things forward, which involves evolution and assembly not only of architecture but one’s own life. This is in part an individual reflection on the optimism of design practices, weaving in art, architecture and his own work, old and new where appropriate.

Wednesday, April 27
ARCHITECT SPOTLIGHT: TRUNG LE
Le is the co-founder of WONDER: a learning and design expedition. He has been designing remarkable schools around the world for more than 25 years, creating spaces that encourage student inquiry and imagination and offer students a sense of what it means to be a part of a global community.

Tuesday, May 3
JOHN H. HOWE, ARCHITECT: FROM TALIESIN APPRENTICE TO MASTER OF ORGANIC DESIGN
TIMOTHY QUIGLEY, AIA AND JANE KING HESSION
Quigley and Hession celebrate the remarkable career of John Howe, from the youngest charter member of the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932 to his successful “second” career in independent practice in Minneapolis. It illuminates the working method of the Fellowship drafting room and his life-long passion for organic design.
Monona Terrace
One John Nolen Dr.
Madison, WI
>> Event Website posted by on February 05, 2016
Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin Martin House: Saving a House, Saving a City

7:00 p.m.
Now recognized as one of Wright's greatest early works, the Darwin D. Martin House fell into disrepair and was partially demolished between 1937 and 1967. Jack Quinan, Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at the University at Buffalo (SUNY), will discuss efforts to stabilize and restore the house, as well as the impact the project had on preservation consciousness in Buffalo.

Quinan has been involved in the restoration of the Martin House since 1975, and he has published extensively on Wright, Asher Benjamin, H. H. Richardson and the Arts and Crafts Movement.

The event is free, but tickets are required. Advance tickets are available at the Art Museum's Info Centers. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

This lecture is offered by the Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park with support from the Regional Arts Commission.
The Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park Annual Lecture
Saint Louis Art Museum, Farrell Auditorium
St. Louis, MO
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>> Event Website posted by on April 28, 2016
Wright Plus Housewalk

Wright Plus is the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust’s internationally renowned annual housewalk, featuring rare interior tours of private homes and public buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and his contemporaries. Guests enjoy tours of spectacular residences, learn about their history and architecture, and share a fun-filled day with Wright and architecture enthusiasts.

The featured homes, from the surprising Winslow House (1893-94) that foretells Wright’s mature Prairie style, to his last Oak Park commission the elegant Adams House (1913), offer a rare opportunity to experience the complete arc of Wright’s Prairie years. The Winslow House, Wright’s first independent commission, is on Wright Plus for the first time in 39 years.

Nine private residences, including four designed by Wright, PLUS buildings by Drummond, Van Bergen, White and Byrne – all eminent architects who started their careers in Wright’s Oak Park Studio, present the best of the Prairie School of architecture. In addition, your Wright Plus ticket includes admission to the iconic Robie House as well as the Wright Home and Studio.
Frank Lloyd Wright Trust
Oak Park and River Forest, IL
>> Event Website posted by on March 15, 2016
2016 Tour du Taliesin

Wisconsin's Driftless Region has become a mecca for foodies, architecture buffs, and cyclists craving a challenge and a hearty dose of scenic beauty. Taliesin Preservation unveils a new ride inviting cyclists to explore a broad swath of Frank Lloyd Wright territory, starting and ending at his 800-acre Wisconsin River estate, that will offer a challenging ride as well as a memorable gourmet experience.
Taliesin Preservation
Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center
5607 County Road C
Spring Green, WI 53588
>> Event Website posted by on March 15, 2016
Tour du Taliesin

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wisconsin's Driftless Region has become a mecca for foodies, architecture buffs, and cyclists craving a challenge and a hearty dose of scenic beauty. Taliesin Preservation unveils a new ride inviting cyclists to explore a broad swath of Frank Lloyd Wright territory, starting and ending at his 800-acre Wisconsin River estate, that will offer a challenging ride as well as a memorable gourmet experience.
Taliesin Preservation
Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center
5607 County Road C
Spring Green, WI 53588
6085887090
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>> Event Website posted by Taliesin Preservation, Inc. on March 21, 2016
Wright and Like 2016 Racine: “Sixty Years of Organic Architecture

Join Frank Lloyd Wright Wisconsin on Saturday, June 4, for its annual house tour, Wright and Like, returning to Racine, Wisconsin, the city where Wright and Like was officially inaugurated 18 years ago.

This year’s theme, “Sixty Years of Organic Architecture” begins in 1905 with Frank Lloyd Wright’s lakefront Thomas P. Hardy House and concludes in 1965 with The Prairie School in nearby Wind Point, designed by Wright’s apprentice Charles Montooth and Taliesin Architects.

This 10-site architectural journey also includes the Hamilton House by Wright apprentice Edgar Tafel, the Thomas House by Hans Geyer, and the Erickson House and Postorino House, both by John Randal McDonald, along with North Bay Village Hall by James Dresser, another Wright apprentice, and the Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church by Helmut Ajango. Of course no Racine tour would be complete without Wingspread and the SC Johnson Administration Building, which will include tours of the recently opened Research Tower.
Along with being a tour site, the Prairie School will act as our tour headquarters on Saturday providing a place to purchase last minute tickets, see a display of scale model Wright designed buildings, and shop a select group of vendors such as Shining Brow Booksellers.

Tour sites are open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Participants are mailed tickets along with a driving map allowing them to visit the sites in any order throughout the day. Guides are present at each location to provide informative interior tours. Tours at the SC Johnson campus take approximately 1.5 hours with the last tour beginning at 3:30 pm. Tour goers should allow the entire day for their Wright and Like tour experience. Advance tickets are $60 for FLLW WI members; $70 for nonmembers. Ticket prices increase by $10 on tour day.

Other special events are held throughout the weekend. Visit wrightinwisconsin.org for more information and to purchase tickets.
Wright in Wisconsin
Racine, WI
608-287-0339
>> Event Website posted by on April 13, 2016
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Wright this Way

5 p.m.
Dr. Dale Gyure and a panel of professionals including Sarah Zahn (Gerding Edlen Development), Eli Spevak (Portland Planning Commission and Orange Splot), and Diane Linn (Executive Director of Proud Ground) will discuss Usonian architecture followed by a panel discussion on the housing crisis and affordable housing in Portland, Oregon.
The Gordon House Conservancy
DESIGN WITHIN REACH
1200 NW EVERETT STREET
Portland, OR
>> Event Website posted by on April 28, 2016
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All Wright All Day Tour

8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m.
Western New York affords visitors the rare opportunity to experience a variety of Wright's residential, functional, recreational, and monumental designs – both historic and newly constructed. Join us for this all-inclusive package which begins at historic Forest Lawn and proceeds by fully-enclosed, climate-controlled trolley to the Martin House Complex (1903-05) for an extended tour. The next stop is the Filling Station designed by Wright for Buffalo in 1927 and built in 2013 inside the Pierce Arrow Museum. Then it's on to the Fontana Boathouse (2007) on the Black Rock Canal for an in-depth tour. After a delicious catered lunch at the Boathouse the day continues with an extended tour of the Graycliff Estate (1926-31) and concludes with a return to Forest Lawn to visit the Blue Sky Mausoleum (2004).

A knowledgeable guide will be on hand to point out architectural treasures along the way including the site of the Larkin Administration Building (1904) and manufacturing buildings in an area now known as Larkinville.

The All Wright All Day Tour is offered June 26, July 11, July 24, July 30, August 6, August 21, September 10, September 25, October 2, October 17 and October 22 and runs all day from 8:30 AM - 5:15 PM. Reservations close at 8:00 AM three days in advance of the tour.

$125 / $115 Members of the Martin House, Graycliff and Forest Lawn.

Space is limited; reservations are required.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex
Buffalo, NY
>> Event Website posted by on June 18, 2015
 
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