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Reading the Signs

By Marsha Shyer, Owner, Brandes House

“Bring out the nature of the materials. Let their nature intimately into your scheme. The good building is not one that hurts the landscape, but one which makes the landscape more beautiful than it was before the building was built.” ~Frank Lloyd Wright   In the first couple of years after we bought Frank Lloyd Wright’s Brandes House, in Sammamish, Washington, I noticed an unusual pleasure. In late January, the…

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2021 Wright Spirit Award Honorees Announced

Photo by John Waters, AIA (DeRhodes House)

The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy announces the 2021 recipients of the Wright Spirit Award, which recognizes owners and stewards of Wright buildings and others who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to preserving and restoring the remaining built works designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and enhancing appreciation of Wright’s legacy. This year’s Wright Spirit Awards will be presented during the Conservancy’s annual conference in Buffalo, New York, and online. The…

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Lindholm House Move Featured on CBS Sunday Morning

In April 2016 the Conservancy brokered the move of the R.W. Lindholm House, designed by Wright in 1952, from Cloquet, Minnesota, to Polymath Park in Acme, Pennsylvania, to ensure its preservation. In April 2019, Conservancy Executive Director Barbara Gordon and multiple Conservancy board members attended a grand opening celebration for the beautifully reconstructed house. On June 27, 2021, the story of the move was featured on CBS Sunday Morning. Watch…

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2020 Wright Spirit Award Honorees Announced

Photo by James Caulfield (Fredrick House)

The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy announces the 2020 recipients of the Wright Spirit Award, which recognizes owners and stewards of Wright buildings and others who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to preserving and restoring the remaining built works designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and enhancing appreciation of Wright’s legacy. This year’s Wright Spirit Awards will be presented on Saturday, November 14 during the Conservancy’s first-ever virtual conference. The awards…

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