highway engineer Becky M. recently stumbled across an article from the Arizona Department of Transportation that she thought Wright Society readers might find interesting. It seems the Arizona Department of Transportation and its project team have worked in conjunction with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to honor Wright as they design aesthetics for bridges, sound walls and other freeway elements for one of the South Mountain Freeway’s five distinctive aesthetic character areas. The freeway section between Ahwatukee Foothills and the Interstate 10/Loop 202 Santan Freeway interchange will be named for and influenced by Wright’s Ocatillo settlement, which was originally located nearby. Find out more info by following the link. Read more.
American architects Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin both left an indelible mark on Australia with their groundbreaking designs. Check out a taste of what the Griffin's legacy down under looks like by following the link to the Daily Telegraph article. Read more.
Speaking of Marion Mahony Griffin. If you are near the Chicagoland area and have some free time this holiday weekend, instead of "door busters" go see the new exhibit at the Elmhurst History Museum all about Marion called "In Her Own Right: Marion Mahony Griffin." It's a great encapsulation of Marion's unique and important contribution to the birth of Organic architecture and features several stunning original ink architectural drawings, landscape watercolors, architectural models, and more. Follow the link to learn more. Read more.
Mark Hertzberg's Wright in Racine weblog features a series of photos from the recent Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy Conference, which was held in San Francisco, CA. If you were lucky enough to go or couldn't make it, all can enjoy some shots of the beautiful Wright sites from the event. Follow the link to check them out. Read more. Photo © 2016 Mark Hertzberg.
Last week we reported on the danger of demolition facing the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Lockridge Medical Clinic in Whitefish, MT. We're happy to report that thanks to enough backlash from those opposed to its destruction,
the developer has dropped plans to demolish the building and now says he will put it up for sale. Follow the link to read more. Read more.