Save the Date: Los Angeles Conference, Oct. 2-6, 2019

In his article “Organic Architecture Looks at Modern Architecture,” which appeared in Architectural Record in 1952, Wright bemoaned the fact that “modern architecture,” although an “offspring of Organic-architecture,” had begun to dominate the American scene. In terms of the private house, this may have been most evident in Southern California, now widely celebrated as a breeding ground of postwar modernism. Yet Wright’s continuing influence in the region was profound. While…

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More than 200 people from all over North America, Canada and Japan attended the Conservancy’s conference in Madison, Oct. 10-14, for educational presentations, tours of more than 20 buildings, special events and more. Among many highlights were a tour of both the Jacobs I and Jacobs II houses following an impassioned presentation on the restoration of Jacobs I by owner and 2018 Wright Spirit Award honoree James Dennis, and a…

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In the third year of the John G. Thorpe Young Professionals and Students Fellowship, the Conservancy welcomed four honorees to the October conference in Madison: Rebecca Hagen, Registrar, Fallingwater (Masters in Museum Studies, Johns Hopkins University, 2013); Kristi Jamrisko Gross, Museum Guide, Pope-Leighey House, (M.A. in Art History and Archaeology, University of Maryland, College Park, 2015); Allison Semrad, Robert Silman Fellow for Preservation Engineering at National Trust for Historic Preservation (MS in Historic Preservation,…

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2018 Wright Spirit Award Honorees Celebrated in Madison

Five Wright Spirit Awards were presented at the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy’s 2018 awards gala dinner on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Monona Terrace in Madison, Wisconsin. The awards presentation capped the Conservancy’s annual conference. Introduced by the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy in 1991, the Wright Spirit Award recognizes efforts of extraordinary individuals and organizations that have preserved the legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright through their tireless dedication and…

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Register Now for Madison Conference, Oct. 10-14

Photo by Andrew Pielage

Registration is now open to the Conservancy’s annual fall conference, held Oct. 10-14 in Madison, Wisconsin. An early-bird registration rate runs until June 30. Entitled Preserving Wright’s Legacy in Wisconsin, it’s the Conservancy’s first Madison conference in 14 years. It will feature 20 speakers and tours of some 15 Wright-designed buildings. Education sessions will explore the multidimensional nature of Wright’s lifelong relationship to his home state, and efforts to safeguard his work there,…

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