How Frank Lloyd Wright Built an Artistic Legacy From a Tiny House

Frank Lloyd Wright’s first foray into affordable housing is frequently overlooked, just as the Elizabeth Murphy House (American System-Built Model A203) was forgotten until rediscovery in 2015. The well-preserved tiny home boasts fundamental Wright design concepts, but also reveals shortcuts and cover-ups – evidence of misunderstandings, overruns and angry buyers – and the markings of an experimental idea stuck on the launchpad that Wright regretted, would downplay, and later, correct. Using photographs, drawings and historic timelines, this presentation clarifies Wright’s decision to orphan the ASBH program and how his subsequent work and legacy would be launched by the experience.


Nicholas Hayes

During the day Nick Hayes leads the technology and science teams at Wellntel, a Milwaukee-based water technology business working to map global groundwater supply. At night, Nick and his wife Angela (a K-6 art teacher) are stewards of the Frank ... read more

All sessions are Face-to-Face unless otherwise noted.

Date: Fri, June 14

Time: 12:30-1:45pm

Location: UWM Hefter Conference Center

Instructor: Nicholas Hayes

Fee: $10

Enrollment Limit: 90

Program Number: SUM:222

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