Wright group plans design conference

Kate Nolan
The Arizona Republic
Oct. 1, 2005 12:00 AM

SCOTTSDALE - Will Bruder, winner of dozens of international, national
and regional architecture awards, will keynote the Frank Lloyd Wright
Foundation's fall conference, "Doing More With Less, by Design."

To be held Nov. 2-5 at Taliesin West in Scottsdale, the event will focus
on what good design means for architects and the public.

"In selecting the theme, we kept in mind where the foundation wants to
go in the future," foundation executive Beverly Hart said. The
foundation advances the principles of Frank Lloyd Wright, who died in
1959. Bruder, who designed the award-winning Burton Barr Central Library
in Phoenix, will join other top designers in a series of talks and
seminars that explore how people can live better and more simply through
good design.

German engineer Werner Sobek; architect Vernon Swaback, author of The
Creative Community; and Dan Hoffman, who led several architecture
programs at the Cranbrook Educational Community in Michigan, will be
among the speakers.

The program will examine topics related to Wright's principles of
organic architecture and beyond. Tours of Taliesin West will be
available to those who attend.

The event concludes with the group's annual fund-raiser, the Great
Treasure Hunt, on Nov. 5 at Taliesin West.

The fee of $250 covers most lectures and tours, but some events and
activities require additional fees. Registration is required. To sign
up, contact Hart at request @franklloydwright.org or (480) 627-5373.
Registration materials are available at www.franklloydwright.org.