At a time when few architectural firms would hire women, Frank Lloyd Wright unhesitatingly employed women, giving them both training and the opportunity to practice. Ultimately, over 100 women architects and designers worked with Wright, many of them going on to remarkable careers of their own. In his studio in Oak Park and at both Taliesin Fellowships, Wright trained and practiced with women as draftsmen, designers, and fellow visionaries. They are Frank Lloyd Wright's unknown legacy, and their practice forms a legacy for all women working in architecture today.
This is a BWAF-produced film was written and directed by Beverly Willis, FAIA. Funds from this screening will be used to benefit the website for Pioneering Women of American Architecture.
The Lecture: Marion Mahony Griffin re-considered
As this year marks Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday it is timely to re-consider a central figure in his early practice. Architect Marion Mahony worked in Wright’s studio from 1895-1909, and went on to collaborate with Walter Burley Griffin on the 1911 winning design for Australia’s national capital, Canberra. Rubbo will explore some of MMG’s contributions to architecture, urbanism and landscape architecture in the US, Australia and India, and reflect on her contemporary relevance.
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