Registration for this year’s Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy Annual Conference is open (you can view the brochure here). The conference this year is in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Each year the conference offers spectacular opportunities to see the work of Wright and related architects, and this year is no different:
Highlights of the conference include the rarely-seen Spencer House (1956) in Wilmington, Delaware, the Sweeton House (1950) in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, the magnificent Beth Sholom Synagogue (1959) and multiple units of the Suntop Homes (1938-1939), a four-unit Usonian design intended to provide a nationwide model for affordable cluster housing. Other tours and special events are scheduled to include works by Robert F. Bishop, Paul Beidler, Alden B. Dow, Frank Furness, Louis Kahn, Richard Neutra, I. M. Pei and Robert Venturi among others. Pre- and post-conference tours will also be available to further explore Philadelphia’s rich architectural heritage.
The list of speakers is equally impressive , and it includes Jane King Hession, Neil Levine, Kathryn Smith, Richard Cleary and Joseph Siry.
Note that fellowships are available to students in historic preservation and volunteers and staff of preservation organizations and employees of properties listed on the Nation Register of Historic Places.