Around the Wright World

July 2018

2018 Summer Farm Dinner Series

Spring Green, Wisconsin

July 8, 2018

Organizer: Taliesin Preservation, Inc.


We welcome you to join us for a dining experience celebrating the Taliesin landscape and highlighting the land-use legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright. Each event includes a four-course farm-to-table dinner with local beer and wine in a relaxed atmosphere and breathtaking environment. Dinner will be sourced from local producers and will feature farm-fresh seasonal vegetables from the Taliesin Farm. Taliesin Preservation will host two farm dinners in 2018, each dinner featuring the produce and harvest of the season.


The Restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple

Cliff Dwellers, 200 S. Michigan Ave. # 22, Chicago, IL

July 12, 2018

Organizer: Society of Architectural Historians and the Cliff Dwellers


The Society of Architectural Historians and the Cliff Dwellers, in co-sponsorship with the Friends of Downtown and the Chicago Chapter of the AIA, are pleased to present another in their series of architectural events on Thursday July 12, 2018: Gunny Harboe presents The Restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple. The recently completed restoration, led by Harboe Architects, has returned the building to its original splendor. Gunny Harboe, FAIA, will describe the entire process of this award winning $25M project.

Gunny Harboe, FAIA, Fellow US/ICOMOS, is a registered architect with 30 years of experience and currently runs his own small firm. He has worked on many iconic modern masterpieces including numerous works by both Mies van der Rohe and Frank Lloyd Wright. He received his M. Arch. from M.I.T., (including study in Copenhagen, Denmark); a M.Sc. in Historic Preservation from Columbia University; and an A.B. in History from Brown University. He also attended the ICCROM ARC course in Rome, Italy. His projects have received numerous awards, and he was named a “2001 Young Architect” by the National AIA, “Chicagoan of the Year” by Chicago Magazine in 2010, and received the 2015 Award for Excellence in Heritage Conservation from the Society of Architectural Historians. Gunny was a founding member and is the current President of the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on 20th Century Heritage, and was a founding member of DOCOMOMO_US where he remains on the board. He is also a current board member of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy and was a Regional Director of AIA National, and President of AIA Chicago. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Cocktails: Cash bar opens at 4:30 p.m.
Free Program: Begins 6:15 p.m.
Dinner: Available after the program, a la carte.

Reservations for dinner are requested: or call 312-922-8080. Discount parking is available after 4:00 at the garage located at 17 E. Adams – enter on Adams between Wabash and State. Ask for a discount coupon at the check-in desk.

Exploring Minnesota’s Architectural Legacy

Lovness Estate, Stillwater, Minnesota

July 18, 2018

Organizer: Northwest Architectural Archives


In 1954 Frank Lloyd Wright designed five cottages for Don and Virginia Lovness on a plot of land near Stillwater. The Friends of the Northwest Architectural Archives and the University of Minnesota Libraries invite you to see its stunning restoration, meet the architects and owners, and enjoy the company of others who value Minnesota’s architectural legacy. Tickets required $100 donation to support the Northwest Architectural Archives. RSVP to Melissa Lowe at or 612-624-7174 by July 11th for donation information. Directions will be shared upon confirmation of RSVP.

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