The Famous Architect

Topics: Frank Lloyd Wright, Chicago, Louis Sullivan Pages: 1 (1394 words) Published: May 3, 2011
The Famous Architect
Kristina James
University of Phoenix

The Famous Architect
Known as one of the most famous architect of all times Frank Lloyd Wright is a legend. The child of minister, “William Cary Wright and teacher, Anna Lloyd Jones, Retrieved from ” Frank Lincoln “Wright was born June 8, 1867 in Richland Center, Wisconsin.” Retrieved from later changed his name to Frank Lloyd Wright after his parents divorced. During his childhood Frank and his family moved several times. At the age of 12 his family had “settled in Madison, Wisconsin, where he attended Madison high school.” Retrieved from His “summers were spent on his Uncle James Lloyd Jones farm in Spring Green, Wisconsin, here he realized his dream of being an architect.” Retrieved from Without finishing high school he left Madison in 1885 to work for Allan Conover, the Dean of the university of Wisconsin's Engineering department. When employed at the University he attended two semesters of classes studying civil engineering. He moved to Chicago in 1887. When Wright moved to Chicago, he worked briefly for an architect. Shortly after that he landed a job as a draftsman for a firm with Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan. The Auditorium Building was the first project with that firm; the building was the largest building in Chicago of that time (1890). During the time he worked with Sullivan he designed several houses including one for himself in Oak Park, Illinois with Sullivan’s assistant, he stayed employed with Sullivan until 1893. Sullivan was not pleased when he found out that Wright was branching out on his own and after just a few years this...
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