Experience Taliesin West Like Never Before!

On Tuesday, June 19th, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation announced a partnership with Leica Geosystems, Matterport and Multivista designed to capture, document and deliver immersive 3D experiences featuring the iconic architect’s properties, beginning with Taliesin West.

At the announcement event in New York City, Stuart Graff, president and CEO of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation said:

“True to our mission, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is dedicated to preserving Taliesin and Taliesin West for future generations. Through our partnership with Leica Geosystems, we’re able to carry out our mission, and Wright’s vision into the future, by making Taliesin West available to the world so it can experience his ideas, architecture and design in new ways.”

Leica Geosystems will also capture another property under the stewardship of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation – Taliesin – Frank Lloyd Wright’s Wisconsin home, working toward a launch later on this year. Leica Geosystems’ partnership with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is part of a larger effort by the company to leverage digital innovation to capture, document and preserve architectural history, globally.

To experience this remarkable technological achievement, click here.

Burton Barr Central Library Open!

The Burton Barr Central Library reopened at 9:00 AM on Saturday, June 16th, after being closed for nearly a year due to damage caused by a pipe that broke during a monsoon storm.

Lee Franklin, the community relations manager for the library, told KTAR News 92.3 FM in May of this year library officials took advantage of the long closure to not only make those repairs but to make upgrades and enhancements to the building as well.

“We’re excited — we’re going to have a significant increase…in what we’re going to offer the public,” she said.

Some of those improvements include nearly tripling a children’s area, building two computer labs and a designated room for 3-D printing programs and doubling the size of the College Depot space, which will allow the library to host GED certification programs on site.

Martha and I couldn’t be happier for Will Bruder Architects!

Happy Birthday, Mr. Wright!

Today marks the 151st anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth, and the Foundation is encouraging architecture enthusiasts to join the celebration, with 5 fantastic tips on how to do it!

Martha and I will be joining Foundation staff and fellow Frank Lloyd Wright fans tonight at Taliesin West to celebrate with a screening of the BBC documentary “Frank Lloyd Wright: The Man Who Built America”, and afterwards we’ll enjoy a slice of Mr. Wright’s favorite birthday cake!

We’ve been members of the Board of Stewards at Taliesin West for the past several years, having formed lasting bonds with many Foundation staff members and fellow board members along the way. This organization has evolved rather dramatically, (and all for the better), with even more exciting developments on the horizon! If you’d like to learn more, or become involved, please visit the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation site by clicking here.