Sunday, July 03, 2005


Internationally renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright came to Scottsdale in 1937 to build his winter camp, Taliesin West.

Creating a new form of desert architecture, Wright established a legacy that is seen throughout Scottsdale. His influence is still on display throughout the city’s resorts and spas, churches and homes.

This summer, Taliesin West will host some of their more popular tours for visitors including Night Lights on the Desert, which treats visitors to the magical view of Wright's desert masterpiece lit from within. The effect rendered is the transformation of the buildings into oversized sculptures framed by dramatic views of the city shimmering below. Night Lights is offered Friday evenings at 6:30, 7:00 and 7:30 p.m.

And don’t think architecture can only be admired by adults. Through the summer months, children can learn about Frank Lloyd Wright as part of the Architecture Discovery Tours. Tailored to children, this tour provides an overview of the importance of architecture in daily life; the role of an architect; and how math, science, and shapes, colors and patterns of nature were used by Wright.

The tour is offered weekdays at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. For more information, visit or call (480) 860-2700.

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