Designed in 1905 for the University of Wisconsin as a working boathouse, but never, Frank Lloyd Wright's Rowing Boathouse was one of Wright's most prized designs.
The Boathouse opened in 2007 and today stands as one of the most unique architectural Wright designs - his only boathouse design. With the design retired, there will never be another built in the world.
The Robie House by Frank Lloyd Wright on the University of Chicago campus is considered one of the most important buildings in American architecture. The building is both a masterpiece of the Prairie style and renowned as a forerunner of modernism in architecture.
Frank Lloyd Wright's inspiration for an indigenous architecture had its roots in the flat, expansive prairie landscape of the American Midwest where he grew up. The prairie style of architecture manifested itself in the Robie House.
Frank Lloyd Wright introduced the word 'organic' into his architecture philosophy in 1908. It followed in the teachings of his mentor, Louis Sullivan, who stated "form follows function."
Two years before his death, Frank Lloyd Wright published a novel. "A Testament" was the summation of his career.
The Gordon House was designed to follow Wright's "Usonian" model, a design concept that changed the course of small house construction. His innovations included an open floor plan, gravity floor heat, carports, cantilevered roofs with broad overhangs and floor-to-ceiling windows.
The Gordon House was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1957 and was moved to The Oregon Garden in 2002. It is the only Wright designed building in Oregon and the only one in the Pacific Northwest that is open to the public.
After hearing rumors that his son, John, was writing a book about their past, Frank Lloyd Wright wrote a note asking him, "What is this talk of a book? Of all that I don’t need and dread is more exploitation. Can’t you drop it?"
The relationship between Wright and his son was a contentious one. John was also an architect, and once heard his father say to one of John's clients "Why fool around with the coupon when you can have the genuine bond?"