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The Design School hosts panel on preserving the David Wright home


Frank Lloyd Wright designed this spiral home in the early '50s for his son and daugther-in-law, David and Gladys Wright.


Photo by Courtesy of Modern Phoenix

January 01, 2012

The Design School in the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is holding a panel discussion Monday, Nov. 5 among prominent Phoenix architects, local preservationists and ASU faculty to debate the issues of historic preservation in the wake of the recent effort to save the home Frank Lloyd Wright designed for his son David, announced The Design School Director Craig Barton.

The forum is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Design North, Room 60, 810 S. Forest Mall on the ASU Tempe campus. The panel discussion is free and open to the public.

Barton will moderate a panel that includes Phoenix-based and internationally respected architect Will Bruder, who designed the Burton Barr Phoenix Central Library and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art; Victor Sidy, dean of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture since 2006; Frank Henry, the first person in Arizona to receive a Bachelor of Architecture degree from ASU in 1960 and who is studio master emeritus at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture; Scott Jarson, artist,writer,owner and partner of Jarson & Jarson Real Estate, a firm specializing in architecturally unique homes in the Phoenix metropolitan area; and Alison King, associate professor of graphic design and history at the Art Institute of Phoenix and editor of ModernPhoenix.net. King is responsible for helping organize "Wright Watch," which played a pivotal role in social media outreach to keep thousands up to date and involved in saving the Wright House.

Others on the panel include Mark Stapp, director of the Master of Real Estate Development program and the Fred E. Taylor Professor in Real Estate in the W.P. Carey School of Business at ASU and faculty associate in The Design School; and K. Paul Zygas, associate professor of architecture in The Design School and an architectural historian at ASU whose publications include articles about Frank Lloyd Wright.

Barton, who joined the Herberger Institute faculty as director of The Design School and professor of architecture and urban design in August, was chairman of the Department of Architecture at the University of Virginia before coming to ASU. His firm, RB Studio, has worked on preservation, adaptive re-use and urban design projects in the south and northeast.

For more information about the event, visit theĀ event listingĀ or contact 480.965.3536.




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