Taliesin Fellows

Alumni of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture
Mission

Issue 044: Fall 2014

JOURNAL  044 OF THE TALIESIN FELLOWS

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Issue 043: Summer 2014

JOURNAL  043 OF THE TALIESIN FELLOWS

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Issue 042: Spring 2014

JOURNAL  042 OF THE TALIESIN FELLOWS

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Issue 041: Fall 2013

JOURNAL  041 OF THE TALIESIN FELLOWS

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Issue 040: Summer 2013

JOURNAL  040 OF THE TALIESIN FELLOWS

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Issue 039: Winter 2013

 

JOURNAL  039  OF THE TALIESIN FELLOWS

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Journal of the Taliesin Fellows

The Journal of the Taliesin Fellows is published three times each year, and subscription is by Taliesin Fellows membership. For membership information, please visit our Membership page. Individual back-issues of the Journal are also available for purchase. Your feedback is important. If you have questions or comments on anything within any issue, have a story idea, or if you would like to find out more about the Fellows, please contact us by e-mail at info@taliesinfellows.org or mail at:

Taliesin Fellows

Attn: Journal of the Taliesin Fellows

P.O. Box 5603

Scottsdale, AZ 85261-5603

The Journal of the Taliesin Fellows is a connection to the legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright. As the original builders and keepers of Taliesin and Taliesin West, the Taliesin Fellows remain advocates on behalf of their namesake and the lessons learned there. The Taliesin Fellows serve as the alumni association of the Taliesin Fellowship and Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, and also provide a vehicle to connect with the broader community inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Taliesin Fellows, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Members receive the Journal while helping us support scholarships and programs that further the ideals of Frank Lloyd Wright’s organic architecture.

The Journal of the Taliesin Fellows is published three times each year from our volunteer force, and explores an international community inspired by, and contributing to, this legacy.

Archives

Issue 031: Spring 2008

JOURNAL  031  OF THE TALIESIN FELLOWS

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Studio Mentoring

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Tan-y-deri Restoration

Donations raised by the Taliesin Fellows supported a comprehensive restoration of Tan-y-Deri in 2011-2014. Tan-y-Deri, the shingle-style four-square house that is one of the five Wright-designed buildings that together comprise the 600-acre Taliesin estate in Wisconsin, was built in 1907 as a residence for Wright’s sister Jane Porter. Many Fellows fondly recall the elegant and beautifully sited Tan-y-Deri as a residence for Fellowship in recent decades.

From the preparation of the detailed project proposal (Click Here To Download The Full Document) to the three summers of project implementation, Fellows funding enabled students of Taliesin, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture to work under the guidance of Taliesin Preservation Inc. with school cooperation to gain hands-on experience.

  • Fellows funds purchased building materials with the caveat that volunteer student labor be employed to install them in the Taliesin tradition of learning by doing.
  • Winter 2010-2011: 2010 graduate Simon De Aguero was granted a post-graduate internship for winter 2010-2011 to work on as-built drawings, research and project visioning diagrams, preliminary restoration drawings; and to prepare the Comprehensive Restoration report in collaboration with TPI staff.
  • Summer 2011: undergraduate student Rob Jackovich created drawings for the basement restoration and led a team of five BAS and M.Arch students to jackhammer the basement floor, and to work in consultation with subcontractors to install a damp proofing system, in-floor radiant heat and in-floor forced-air ductwork before the integrally colored slab was poured.
  • Summer 2012: undergraduate student Charles McCall led a team of six other BAS and M.Arch students. They worked with HVAC, insulation and framing contractors to create drawings and install light gauge metal framing for a cool-roof attic mechanical room. They made drawings for basement restoration and did the framing there. They also completed soffit demolition and jackhammered an exterior basement slab.
  • Summer 2013: recent graduate Gilberto Rey led the final team of students.

Just in time for the June 2014 Fellows reunion and board meetings over Frank Lloyd Wright’s birthday weekend, TPI unveiled the substantially completed — and beautiful — restored Tan-y-deri. The completed spaces are now available for use by the school, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, TPI, and the Taliesin Fellows — and for the first time in history will be made available to public tour.

Hearty thanks to each and every Taliesin Fellow whose contribution made this successful project possible!

Apprenticeship

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Mission Statement

LOGOThe Taliesin Fellows further the ideals and principles of Frank Lloyd Wright’s organic architecture both as an independent organization and as a part of the greater community inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Taliesin Fellows, Inc., is the alumni association of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture.

 

  • Serving as a medium of exchange among Taliesin apprentices from 1932 to the present;
  • Providing a sounding board for Frank Lloyd Wright building owners, academia, and the general public, to the extent appropriate to each;
  • Publishing the Journal of the Taliesin Fellows;
  • Presenting educational programs and events, including Fellows Reunions;
  • Documenting the work and contribution of apprentices from all generations, including who studied under Wright during their life at Taliesin and Taliesin West;
  • Promoting the work of architects involved in Organic Architecture.

Issue 030: Fall 2007

JOURNAL OF THE TALIESIN FELLOWS, Issue 030

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Issue 030 Table of Contents

Issue 030 Featured Story : Group Critique

Organic Architecture