Welcome to the New SaveWright.org!
Photo by Mark Hertzberg
Photo by Mark Hertzberg
It has been more than 10 years since the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy last debuted a new website. The all-new SaveWright.org continues to highlight the latest news relevant to our mission to save Wright, guides to all of Wright’s extant buildings, our listing of Wright-designed buildings on the market, details on upcoming Conservancy events and events happening around the Wright world, and valuable resources for anyone who appreciates Wright. But, as you’ll see, we’re presenting everything in a fresh and modern new site that can also be viewed on all of your mobile devices.
Our map plotting all Wright structures and guides to sites open for public touring and overnight stays have been greatly expanded with various search functions that will make fast and convenient work of discovering the buildings that interest you most. Wright on the Market, the only listing service of its kind dedicated exclusively to connecting buyers and sellers of Wright-designed buildings, takes on a more modern appearance with larger photos to catch the eyes of prospective Wright buyers. And to continue to grow our community and attract new members interested in our cause, we have expanded content on what exactly the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy is and what we do.
We are also launching a number of new sections on the site that we’ll continue to grow and expand with new content over time—including detailed case studies of the Conservancy’s preservation and advocacy efforts, technical articles related to the preservation and maintenance of Wright structures that will be available exclusively to Wright building owners, profiles of some of the hundreds of members who make up the Conservancy, electronic editions of all editions of our print magazine SaveWright (full issues open only to Conservancy members), links to outside articles about Wright and the Conservancy in the news, and a wealth of information on the Conservancy’s conferences, educational presentations, Wright Spirit Awards and more from the past 25+ years. Wright Chat, our forum for users to connect and share information and ideas, will continue in the format it always has while we continue to work toward modernizing the feature without losing any of the valuable information posted to the message board over the last 10 years.
Conservancy members will receive a password to access the members-only electronic editions of the magazine in our email newsletter, and building owners will also receive an email with the password to access the building owner resources section of the site.
We hope you’ll take the time to explore the new website and check back often as we continue to add new content throughout. Below, you’ll find an introduction to some of the new features you’ll find on the site.
To give users quick access to popular sections and functions of the site, while keeping a clean and clutter-free design, the main homepage of the site includes a slideshow of the latest news, quick links to join or renew your membership or make a donation, fast access to our guide to Wright’s buildings, and a connection to more information about the Conservancy for first-time visitors. At the bottom of the slideshow is a button to “Explore SaveWright,” which will take users to a secondary homepage for quick access to more popular features—our upcoming events, Wright on the Market, events happening around the Wright world, the Wright Chat forum and our new section of content for building owner resources. You may also use the search box on this page to type in the name of any building and be taken directly to its listing in the building guide.
Look for the arrows in the lower right corner of photos that indicate a gallery of images you can click through.
Toggle buttons at the top of select pages will navigate you between groupings of content, and wide colored buttons dispersed throughout the site will connect you to related content elsewhere on the site.
Our guide to all Wright buildings includes photos and links to official websites where applicable, plus sections for sites open to the public for touring and overnight stays. Search options within this section can help you locate groups of buildings by state, time period, category (Prairie, Usonian, etc.) and whether it is a public site, open for overnight stays or is currently on the market. Multiple search options can be employed at once, and all results can be viewed on a map overlay.
All visitors to SaveWright.org may access a five-page preview of every issue of our print magazine SaveWright, but Conservancy members can log in to view the entire issue. A password will be emailed to all in our member newsletter, and you will remain logged in on the site unless you choose to log out (so you won’t have to put in your password every time). A new password will be emailed twice per year.
Around the Wright World is a new section devoted to Wright-related events and news happening outside the Conservancy. In this section you can see a month-by-month listing of nationwide events, submit an event of your own for us to consider posting and access a select set of links to news stories past and present that involve Frank Lloyd Wright (Wright in the News) and another set of stories that involve the Conservancy (Conservancy in the News).
We’ve created a special section of articles and resources related to the preservation and maintenance of Wright-designed buildings to be accessed exclusively by owners of Wright-designed houses and personnel at Wright public sites. Articles can be searched various categories (bathroom repair, paint, etc.). The password for this section will be emailed to owners. We will continue to add useful new and archival material to this section over time.
This new section aims to introduce you to some of the hundreds of members that make up the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy. It is only through its strong network of members that the Conservancy can carry out its mission to save Wright. We will continue to add profiles over time so check back often and meet new members of the Conservancy community!
Posted on March 2, 2017