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The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy seeks an energetic and experienced Operations Manager to provide accounting and financial management, member/donor database administration and office management services for an architectural preservation membership organization. Our mission is to facilitate the preservation of the remaining structures designed by Frank Lloyd Wright through education, advocacy, preservation easements and technical services. Our activities involve Wright homeowners, Wright house museums and public sites, architects, architectural historians,…

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Taliesin Concert Series Fills Wright Houses with Music

Photo by Jim Caulfield

The Conservancy is partnering with The School of Architecture at Taliesin on its signature house concert series for 2018. Six Chicago-area concerts from April through October feature acclaimed artists like the chamber music group Orion Ensemble and the Avanti Guitar Trio performing in Wright-designed houses including the Glore House and Gridley House (both featured on our 2017 Chicago suburbs tour) and the early-career Winslow House and Glasner House. Tickets are…

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The ‘Profound Impact’ of the Pappas House

By Lacey Sikora

Photo by St. Louis Post-Dispatch

As a young married couple living in Wisconsin in the 1950s, Ted and Bette Pappas went to visit several Frank Lloyd Wright-designed houses. For Bette, it was love at first sight. Her daughter Charisse recalls, “It was like prairie fire for her. It finally got to the point where she said she couldn’t live in any house other than a Frank Lloyd Wright house.” Former Air Force bomber pilot Ted…

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Wright Site Directors Gather at Wingspread

From March 26-28, 37 participants representing 33 sites gathered for The Wright Sesquicentennial and Beyond: The Wright Site Directors Summit at Wingspread. Last convened in 2014, this retreat was jointly hosted by the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread. The Johnson Foundation generously provided all meeting facilities, hospitality, meals and lodging. The Conservancy’s Public Sites Committee and chair Scott Perkins selected the speaker lineup…

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Survey on Usonian Houses Reveals Common Concerns

As a part of its mission to facilitate the preservation of Wright’s existing structures, the Conservancy continually researches best practices for the preservation and maintenance of those structures. We strive to make information on those practices available to the owners and stewards of Wright-designed structures. As a part of this process, last fall the Conservancy partnered with Emily Butler, a graduate student in the preservation studies program at Tulane University,…

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