The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation has announced a new initiative, the Taliesin Institute, which will provide education, outreach, and information about organic architecture principles to architecture and design students, design professionals and the broader public. In the announcement, the Foundation emphasizes the continued relevance of organic design:

Those principles—which formed the core of Frank Lloyd Wright’s work—are more relevant today than ever before, and are not just represented in Wright’s own buildings and designs: they are far-reaching, and unrelated to any particular style of construction, geography, or material. More importantly, those principles are evolving to respond to changing needs of our world—climate change and sustainability, cultural and economic development, and new modes of living all cause us to rethink how Wright’s principles can help us to design, build, and live better now and in the future.

The Taliesin Institute will ramp up new programs gradually under the leadership of Wright scholar and Conservancy board member Jennifer Gray. In addition to programming specifically for architecture schools and practitioners, it is anticipated there there will be public classes, symposia and workshops. Watch the Foundation’s website and social media for further announcements.

Jennifer Gray

Posted February 8, 2022