Where to Celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th Birthday

Public sites across the country are celebrating Wright’s 150th birthday in a variety of creative ways, from dinners and concerts to late-night tours and special lectures. As the Conservancy prepares its own 150th celebration with a major symposium at the Museum of Modern Art in September, we encourage you to join one of these sites on June 8, Wright’s birthday (unless other date is noted). And be sure to check out many…

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Ten Wright Houses Toured on Conservancy’s Out and About Tour

More than 100 people braved rainy weather to tour 10 spectacular Wright-designed houses in the Chicago suburbs on our annual bus tour Out and About Wright tour weekend, April 28-30, 2017. The Chicago area is home to the largest concentration of Wright-designed buildings in the world, but few travel far enough afield to see the full range of Wright’s work in northern Illinois, which includes some of the earliest works…

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New Edition of Conservancy’s Guide to Wright Sites On Sale Now

First created in 1991 and last revised in 2001, Wright Sites: A Guide to Frank Lloyd Wright Public Places is the Conservancy’s guide to all Wright sites that are open to the public in the U.S. and Japan. Princeton Architectural Press released the revised and updated fourth edition May 2, 2017, to coincide with Wright’s 150th anniversary year. For the first time the book features all color photography of each…

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Barbara Gordon Named New Executive Director

The board of directors of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy is pleased to announce that Barbara Gordon will succeed Janet Halstead as the Conservancy’s executive director. Gordon, a resident of Oak Park, Illinois, was employed from 1994 to 2015 by the Chicago Architecture Foundation, including as Director of Adult Education and Volunteers and as Vice President of Program Operations. Since then, she has worked on program development for Unity Temple…

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Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture Maintains Its Accreditation

By Sandra Shane-DuBow

The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture’s application to operate as an entity independent from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation was approved by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) in late February of this year. This decision allows the School to maintain its accreditation as an independent institution of higher learning. The School, established as an apprentice program in 1932 by Frank Lloyd Wright and initially accredited in 1987, had been…

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