This year, Frank Lloyd Wright would be turning 150. As arguably the greatest American architect of all time, this milestone is of course cause for celebration and commemoration. To mark the occasion, the Building Designers Association of Victoria (BDAV) is organising a special study tour. With a focus on New York City and Chicago - where many of Wright's most iconic buildings stand - and extending to Madison, Wisconsin (Wright's hometown), the extensive tour will cover some of the most significant architectural works in North America.
The BDAV Study Tour New York & Chicago has been planned for the period 24 September – 3 October 2017. Great buildings such as The Rookery Building, Farnsworth House, Taliesin East Estate, Jacob’s House I, Wright’s Oak Park home and studio, The Guggenheim, and Phillip Johnson’s Glass House in Connecticut will all be paid visit.
With must-see destinations for all designers and architects, this tour aims to let each participant discover first-hand the distinctive character of the buildings that shaped the 20th century and beyond. The tour will also treat participants to exclusive experiences, including a special visit to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, a guided viewing of Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive exhibition, and a private champagne reception at Robie House.
Participants can also earn 12 CPD points from the tour.
Priced from AU$7,750 per person, the tour includes return airfares, 10 nights’ accommodation at centrally-located hotels, all site visits and general touring.