The Continuing Impact Of Frank Lloyd Wright On Architecture

September 04, 2013

The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture got its formal start in 1932 when Wright had 23 apprentices living at Taliesin in Wisconsin. The school now operates in Spring Green, Wis. and about 20 miles away from us in Scottsdale. Earlier this week, we learned that the school of architecture had suspended student admissions for the fall as it begins a study on what the future should look like. The communications director of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation told The Arizona Republic that options being studied would, “likely add to the school and architectural education.”

Many experts in the field of architecture consider Wright to be one of the most, if not the most, important architect in history. So do changes at the Wright School of Architecture matter or affect his legacy at all?

Alan Hess is an architecture critic for the San Jose Mercury News and author of "Frank Lloyd Wright: Natural Design, Organic Architecture: Lessons for Building Green from an American Original." He has written five books about Wright.