Each year, tens of thousands of visitors come to Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona to learn about the life of Frank Lloyd Wright - arguably the most famous American architect in history. Many of these visitors are surprised to learn that Taliesin West was originally founded as a school, and is still an active campus today!
While enrollment numbers are extremely small, Taliesin West is an active educational institution for students pursuing careers in architecture and design. Every winter, the school hosts a series of lectures featuring professional architects.
The lectures are aimed at showing students what life is like working for a small design firm, as well as offering insight as to starting one's own firm. As an added bonus, these lectures are also open to the public!
For most people, a free lecture about architecture is about as fun as watching paint dry. But for those who are interested in the field, it is a fantastic opportunity to learn more. It's also a special experience to hear someone talk about a subject on which they are not only knowledgeable, but passionate as well.
The 2012 lecture series at Taliesin West is a short one: just four architects are scheduled for the season, compared with nine last year. If you have a chance, I highly recommend attending one of the two remaining presentations of the season.
Lectures begin promptly at 7:30PM. For more information, please visit www.taliesin.edu.