Fans of architecture know of Frank Lloyd Wright – America’s uniquely famous architect. Did you know that Wright was both a high school and a college dropout? He acquired his training through apprenticeship and was fired for moonlighting, launching his practice in 1893.
Wright’s work was celebrated for its uniquely American “Prairie” style with its low-profile form integrated with the landscape. A major triumph for Wright occurred when his newly built Imperial Hotel in Tokyo survived the great earthquake of 1923. An apprentice designed this 1960 Atlanta home in Collier Hills.
Ever the iconoclast, Wright never consented to join the AIA.