Santa Fe, New Mexico
May 13-15, 2022

Registration is currently at capacity. Contact us at events@savewright.org or call the office at 312.663.5500 to be placed on the waiting list.

New Mexico is practically synonymous with adobe-style architecture, but there’s another side to the Land of Enchantment. The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy’s first-ever event in New Mexico, rescheduled from 2020, will uncover works of modern and organic architecture in the Santa Fe and Albuquerque areas. We’ll make a very special visit to Wright’s Arnold Friedman House (1945), the first of Wright’s two “teepee” houses, still owned by the family of the original client and seldom open to visitors. We’ll also see the Pottery House, a 1942 Wright design executed by Charles Montooth in 1984, currently undergoing restoration. Distinctive works by famed organic architect Bart Prince and a special tour dedicated to artist Georgia O’Keeffe will round out the event.

Please note that the itinerary remains under active development. Additional tours and events may be announced. All tours and programs are subject to change.

Registration is online via exclusive links emailed to members beginning March 10. Any remaining space will be made available to the public on this page on March 24. If you have questions or require assistance registering, email events@savewright.org or call us at 312.663.5500. It is anticipated that AIA credits will be available.

For their assistance in planning this event, the Conservancy would like to thank Tim Quigley and F. Philip Barash.

Main Event - Saturday, May 14

Visit homes and buildings of distinction in the Santa Fe area. Buses will depart from the hotel around 9 a.m. and return at approximately 5 p.m. Box lunch on the bus and a reception at the end of the day are included.

  • Arnold Friedman House (Wright, 1945). Built with stone walls, rough-sawn pine boards and cedar shakes, this elegantly rustic lodge in rural Pecos has a 28-foot ceiling in the living space spanned by rafters that create a kaleidoscope of geometric forms—a system of construction Wright used only here. Its owners have kept it true to Wright’s design. Note that photography will not be permitted; cameras must be left on bus.
  • Pottery House Wright’s 1942 unexecuted design for Lloyd Burlingham, an El Paso, Texas newspaperman, was transformed by Taliesin Associated Architects in 1984 for a spectacular hilltop site in Santa Fe, featuring panoramic views of the desert landscape. Known as the Pottery House, and unique in Wright’s oeuvre, apprentice Charles Montooth carried out the realization of the design, scaled up to double the original size. The house is in the midst of a restoration being overseen by In*Situ Architecture, whose principal William Helm will be on hand for our tour.
  • Geller House (Bart Prince, 2019). Featured in Dwell, this art-filled house of concrete block, patinaed metals and glass is linear and geometric, in contrast to Prince’s other sinuous, contoured designs.
  • Santa Fe Institute of Art (Ricardo Legoretta, 1999). We close the day with a reception in the striking blue courtyard of this building by AIA Gold Medal-winning Mexican architect Ricardo Legoretta. We’ll hear a short presentation on how the building was designed for its specific purpose, and see it in use with access to the exhibit in the gallery.

Left: Friedman House photo by Trevor Tondro. Top right: Pottery House photo courtesy of William Helm, In Situ Architecture. Bottom right: Geller House photo by Robert Reck.

Add-On Events

Georgia O’Keeffe Tour – Friday, May 13

Experience New Mexico through the eyes of its most famous artist, Georgia O’Keeffe. We’ll travel an hour north to Abiquiú where we will tour the Georgia O’Keeffe Home and Studio, the artist’s main residence from 1943 until her death, and see the stunning landscapes that inspired her most famous paintings at Ghost Ranch. Capacity for this Friday event is STRICTLY limited to 30 due to the site’s COVID policies. Buses will depart the hotel around 9 a.m. and return at approximately 4:30 p.m. Lunch is included. Update: Friday O’Keeffe tours are sold out; email events@savewright.org if you wish to be waitlisted.

This tour will be offered exclusively for Conservancy board members on Thursday, May 12, with a capacity of 20.

Leadership Circle Dinner – Friday, May 13

Members at the Leadership Circle level and above who are joining us in New Mexico will receive an invitation to a dinner reception on the evening of Friday, May 13, once details are confirmed.

Albuquerque Tour – Sunday, May 15

We’ll travel one hour to Albuquerque to visit the exterior of the Bart Prince Studio (1983). While interior access will not be possible, we will walk the grounds of this eclectic, organic home and professional studio. We will tour the Mead-Penhall House (Bart Prince, 1992), which is owned by Christopher Mead, author of the book The Architecture of Bart Prince: A Pragmatics of Place. We will most likely visit the Rio Grande State Park Nature Center (Antoine Predock, 1978), and enjoy lunch at Sawmill Market, a historic lumber mill transformed into New Mexico’s first food hall. Buses will depart the hotel around 9 a.m., make a stop at the airport at approximately 3 p.m., and return to the hotel by approximately 5 p.m. Lunch is included.

Top: Bart Prince Studio. Bottom: Mead-Penhall House Photos courtesy of Bart Prince.

Hotel

All tours depart from and return to the Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza (100 Sandoval St.), a member of Historic Hotels of America. The landmark hotel traces its history to a hacienda built in 1625. Our attendees may stay at the special group rate of $159 per night during the event dates. Booking instructions will be sent after registration.

Registration

Rates

Main Event (May 14):
$250 Conservancy members (with coupon code)
$300 Non-members

Add-on Events:
$250 Georgia O’Keeffe Tour (May 13)
$175 Albuquerque Tour (May 15)

Policies

Rates are per person. Meals are not included except as noted in the schedule above. Maximum of two attendees per registration. Space is limited and this event is expected to reach capacity quickly. A waitlist will be kept. Registrants are required to agree to the policies and agreements found below on this page.

All tours and programs are subject to change. It is anticipated that AIA credits will be available. If you have questions or require assistance registering, email events@savewright.org or call us at 312.663.5500.

Key Dates

  • March 10: Registration opens to Conservancy members at the Benefactor level & above, who will receive the link and coupon code via email.
  • March 17: Registration opens to all Conservancy members, who will receive the link and coupon code via email.
  • March 24: Registration will open to the general public if capacity remains. The registration link will become available on this page. A waitlist will be kept.
  • April 27: Deadline to cancel registration and receive a refund.

Policies & Agreements

COVID-19 General Disclaimer & Safety Policies

The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy (FLWBC) is committed to the health and safety of event participants, staff and others with whom we will come in contact. This event will follow current legal mandates, guidance and safety protocols for preventing the spread of COVID-19 issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and relevant state and local authorities. We reserve the right to determine and enforce additional reasonable health and safety requirements at our discretion, and we will abide by the requirements of all private and public venues visited during the event.

In order to attend in person, individuals must be fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, AND must test negative for COVID-19 within 24 hours prior to check-in. Rapid self-test results may be photographed alongside a photo ID, provided the timestamp of the photo can be shown. Individuals seeking an exemption from this requirement must contact the Conservancy prior to registering for the event to explain their need for an accommodation.

The conditions for holding a safe event are constantly changing. We may need to alter the itinerary at any time based on new information, public health guidance or requirements, or the ability of specific venues to participate.

By registering for and participating in this event, you agree to the following:

  • You acknowledge that your participation in this event is entirely voluntary, and that you are aware of the possibly significant risks, both apparent and hidden, that may present themselves at public gatherings.
  • You acknowledge the ongoing and evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and voluntarily assume any and all risk you incur by attending this event.
  • You agree to follow rules set forth by the FLWBC, bus operators, private homes, hotels and public venues, and to abide by instructions at all times regarding COVID-19 safety protocols.
  • You understand that protocols and guidance are constantly evolving and the Conservancy may elect to enforce physical distancing and the wearing of non-vented face coverings that cover both mouth and nose (when not eating or drinking) at any time during the event. The exact degree of precautionary measures needed may not be known far in advance, but all participants will be expected to comply.
  • You understand that for certain events, such as visits to private homes, properly wearing a non-vented mask will be mandatory.
  • Refusal to comply with clearly-communicated health and safety instructions will result in your removal from the event, with no refund, and may affect your eligibility to participate in future FLWBC events.
  • You are not to attend the event, and understand that the FLWBC may not be able to refund your registration, if, within 10 days of the start of the event, you have tested positive for COVID-19; have shown any COVID-19 symptoms and not received a subsequent negative test result; or have had close contact with a person who has tested positive for, or shown symptoms of, COVID-19.
  • Upon check-in, you will need to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination AND a negative result from a COVID-19 test administered no more than 24 hours prior to the start of the event. Documents will be reviewed but not retained by the Conservancy. Original documents are not required; paper or digital copies are acceptable, provided that they are clearly legible and include the registrant’s name. Rapid self-test results may be photographed alongside a photo ID, provided the timestamp of the photo can be shown. Unless an exception has been granted in advance, failure to present this required documentation will result in being turned away, with no refund of registration fees or incurred travel expenses.
  • You should keep your proof of vaccination handy at all times during the event, as specific venues may require it for entry.

Cancellation Policy

The Conservancy reserves the right to cancel this event at any time if we feel that it cannot be held safely, for any reason including but not limited to current COVID-19 health metrics and guidance. In this case, the Conservancy would refund participants the cost of their registration, including any add-on events, but will not be responsible for any other costs incurred as a result of our decision to cancel the event.

Registrants may cancel through April 27 for a full refund. Cancellations after April 27 will not receive a refund. Email events@savewright.org or call 312.663.5500 to cancel your registration.

Attendees may wish to consider purchasing travel insurance, which may reimburse certain costs in the event that the event is canceled or you are unable to participate. The Conservancy does not recommend any specific insurer or insurance product, and is not able to provide guidance.

Photography and Video Recordings

By attending this event, you may be included in photography and video recordings that may be used for the Conservancy’s educational or marketing purposes. Photography by participants is generally allowed, but might be prohibited at the request of specific venues. All photography is specifically forbidden at the Friedman House.

Physical Condition Considerations

Tour attendees may encounter and must be capable of walking through tight spaces, up staircases without handrails, and on steep hills and unpaved surfaces with no assistance. Private properties featured on our tours are not subject to ADA requirements.

Liability Waiver

By registering for the conference you consent to the following: “In consideration of my admission to the properties toured through the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy (FLWBC), I agree to waive, release, hold harmless and indemnify FLWBC and the owners, operators, members, officers, directors, trustees, agents, successors and assigns, of the FLWBC and each and every house, site and entity included in the conference, including any announced changes, from any and all claims, injuries, causes of action, de¬mands, costs, liability and/or harm of any kind that I may have or may acquire against each of them as a result of my participation in this event.”

Corporate Partners

The Conservancy is grateful for the support of KPF.

Learn more about our Corporate Partners program.

Posted March 10, 2022