Frank Lloyd Wright

Richland Center 1867 — 1959 Phoenix

One of America’s most prominent architects, Wright championed “organic architecture”—design that harmonizes with the environment. In addition to more than a thousand structures, he created furniture, stained-glass windows, and other elements intended to make interior life function in concert with its structural framing. While an engineering student at the University of Wisconsin, he worked for the dean to help support his family following his parents’ divorce. Subsequently, in Chicago, he worked directly under the great Louis Sullivan. Wright’s 800-acre Wisconsin home, studio, and school, Taliesin, continues today to promote his philosophy—as does Taliesin West, in Arizona.