The David and Gladys Wright House in Phoenix has been pledged to the Frank Llloyd Wright School of Architecture. The donation by the Rawling family is contingent on a fund-raising effort. Victor Sidy, the former dean of the School of Architecture at Taliesin and the current architect for preservation and planning at the David Wright House, will tell us more.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation exists to preserve Taliesin and Taliesin West, and to contribute to society an understanding of the famous architect’s ideas and designs. The foundation has new leadership with a new vision. Hear from new Frank Lloyd Wright president and CEO Stuart Graff and new preservation architect Victor Sidy.
A new exhibit in Phoenix showcases more than 50 pieces of community artwork. Professional artists, novices, and even kindergarten students submitted pieces for the “Mapping: Movement and Memory” exhibit in the University Center on Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix campus. We’ll show you how a variety of community members incorporated motherhood, immigration, dance and architecture into the free exhibit which runs through December 6.
Horizon continues its look at sustainability with a house that can save up to 90-percent of its energy costs. The traveling German structure is called "Das Haus," and it is currently on display at Tempe Town Lake, near the Tempe Center for the Arts.
Each year, the Valley Forward Association recognizes environmentally sensitive projects throughout the Valley of the Sun that demonstrate a commitment to sustainability. VFA President Diane Brossart and Lori Singleton of Salt River Project review the 2011 award winners.
In the second of our two-part series on green building, we’ll show you why Green schools are good for the environment and why they may be even better for kids. See how nature is influencing architecture and sustainable design. And, visit an award-winning green building: the new Tempe Transportation Center.