“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”  ~Frank Lloyd Wright

 

Frank Lloyd Wright was a famous American architect, known for changing the way we live and build. The American Institute of Architects refers to Wright as the “greatest American architect of all time.”

So what was it about Wright’s style that made him so famous?

Wright was around at a time when American architecture was still taken primarily from European style.  America didn’t really have a style of its own.  Wright had a vision for America in which its citizens were connected to each other and to the land.  And this vision played into his work.  His homes focused on a space for family and friends to gather – the dining room, hearth, porches and terraces, etc.

A sentence taken from his website best describes his contribution to nature.  “Furthermore, his approach to creating an architecture that appeared naturally linked to its surroundings, both in form and material, presaged many of today’s sustainability concerns.”

Check out the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation website to learn more about this influential architect.