Wright Design Series
The Wright Design Series was inspired by master architect Frank Lloyd Wright who, although known for his architectural designs, also created designs in furniture, clothing, textiles and tableware. The free lectures and discussions highlight a wide array of design topics including architecture.
Thursday, March 29
Anne Schopf, FAIA, Mahlum
Working across all studios in the firm, Schopf, in her role as Design Partner, continually challenges teams to question deeply and listen intently to support the firm’s goal of creating healthy and sustainable communities for their clients and the communities they serve.
Tuesday, April 17
Janet S. Parks, Architectural Historian and Curator
Parks spent six weeks between 2013 and 2016 moving the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives from Taliesin West to the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University. She will talk about Wright’s drawings and the Taliesin studio contributions, addressing the unique qualities of the architect’s work, and how this archive compares to other architectural archives.
Tuesday, May 8
Ken Saiki, PLA, Saiki Design, Landscape Architects
Saiki Design, entering its 30th year, is an ongoing experiment in the practice of landscape architecture. Ken will speak to the firm’s business model and guiding principles; and how they have created a platform for an award-winning design practice.