Frank Lloyd Wright was America’s first celebrity architect or starchitect. During his lifetime he designed some of the world’s most iconic and inspirational homes and commercial structures. Here’s a list of some of his most memorable projects across the United States.
01) Solomon R Guggenheim Museum
The Guggenheim Museum in New York City took Wright for 16 years to complete (1943–1959) and is probably his most recognized masterpiece. Its interior is similar to the inside of a seashell.
Location: 1071 5th Ave (at E 89th St), New York, NY
The forest-encircled Fallingwater (1936-1939) is probably Frank Lloyd Wright’s most famous house. It was built over a natural cascade of water and defines the term “organic architecture”.
Location: 4191 Mill Run Road, Mill Run, PA
03) Darwin Martin House
Considered to be Wright’s magnum opus. The Darwin Martin House (1903-1905) consists of 6 interconnected Prairie Style buildings that share strong horizontal lines and large overhanging eaves.
Location: 125 Jewett Pkwy (at Summit Ave), Buffalo, NY
04) Kentuck Knob
Kentuck Knob (1956) is a one-story crescent-shaped home. It is made from red cypress, glass, native sandstone and a copper roof that blends into the landscape. Wright was 86 when it was built.
Location: 732 Kentuck Road, Chalk Hill, PA
05) Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
Frank Lloyd Wright’s designed and built “Home and Studio” in 1889 when he was 22. He raised 6 children there before moving away in 1909. The home was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976.
Location: 951 Chicago Ave (at Forest Ave), Oak Park, IL
06) Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple
Unity Temple (1906-1908) proved that concrete can be beautiful. The lack of windows reduces street noise while stained glass windows in the roof and clerestories provide natural light to parishioners.
Location: 875 Lake St (Kenilworth Ave), Oak Park, IL
07) Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
Although finished many years after his death, Monona Terrace (1937-1997) is based on a design by Frank Lloyd Wright. Controversy and debate caused the project to be delayed nearly 60 years. Wright died in 1959.
Location: 1 John Nolen Dr (Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd), Madison, WI
Sitting on 600 acres of land, Taliesin (1911) is where many of Wright’s acclaimed buildings were designed, including Fallingwater and the Guggenheim Museum. Taliesin means “shining bow” in Welsh.
Location: 5607 County Highway C, Spring Green, WI
09) Taliesin West
Wright’s snowbird home, Taliesin West (1937), helped define Arizona architecture. It was built almost entirely by Wright and his apprentices, making it among the most personal of his many creations.
Location: 12621 N Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd (at E Cactus Rd), Scottsdale, AZ
10) Price Tower
The 19-story Price Tower (1952-1956) in Bartlesville, Oklahoma is Frank Lloyd Wright’s only skyscraper. It is also one of the two existing vertically oriented Wright structures.
Location: 510 S Dewey Ave, Bartlesville, OK