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In Memoriam: Larry Woodin – Architectural Designer, Wright Expert and Historic Preservationist

Photo by Joel Hoglund

Larry Woodin, a Seattle-area architectural designer and Frank Lloyd Wright expert known internationally for his involvement in last-minute saves of several important Wright buildings, died July 22, 2021, after a brief illness. Larry served on the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy’s Board of Directors since 2002, including roles as president from 2011 – 2013 and Vice President from 2010 – 2011 and most recently serving as Second Vice President. From…

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Conservancy 2021 Annual Meeting & Board Election

The Annual Meeting of the Conservancy membership will be held on Thursday, October 14, 8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m. EDT in Buffalo, New York, and streamed online. All participants in the Conservancy’s annual conference will be able to attend as part of their conference registration, whether in-person or online. For Conservancy members who are not participating in the conference, additional information about how to stream the annual meeting will be made available…

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2020 John Thorpe Fellows Reflect on Virtual Conference Experience

Among the nearly 300 attendees of the Conservancy’s 2020 virtual conference were eight graduate students and young professionals who applied for and were awarded free admission through the competitive John G. Thorpe Young Professionals and Students Fellowship. After the conference, we asked the fellows to reflect on the experience and share thoughts: Miranda Black: Hosted virtually in the wake of COVID-19, I expected this year’s conference to go much differently….

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Nominations Open for 2021 Wright Spirit Awards

Nominations are now open for the Wright Spirit Awards. The Wright Spirit Awards were established in 1991 to honor individuals and organizations who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to preserving Wright’s legacy.  The Conservancy’s Awards Committee selects the honorees, and awards will be presented at the 2021 annual conference, which will take place in October in a format yet to be determined. The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday,…

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Conservancy 2020 Annual Meeting & Board Election

The Conservancy’s annual meeting will take place on Thursday, November 12, 2020, as part of the 2020 virtual conference. The Executive Director and Board President will provide an overview of the Conservancy’s work over the last year. Conference registrants can attend the Annual Meeting within the event hub. Conservancy members who are not registered for the conference may get access to the Annual Meeting free of charge by registering here….

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