More FLW Sites
There are 11 Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings in
the greater Phoenix, Arizona area. Tours are available at the
Biltmore Hotel, Taliesin West and the
Gammage Auditorium. Click on a
building below to view more photos and learn more about its history and
Arizona Biltmore Hotel
Wright always had a penchant for using indigenous
materials in his projects. Pre-cast concrete "Biltmore Blocks"
that were designed by McArthur and molded on-site were the "Wright
stuff" used in the construction of the Biltmore Hotel...
Taliesin West (1937)
Originally known as the Taliesin Fellowship, the little "camp" of
architects would grow into Taliesin West on the six hundred acres
Wright purchased around 1937 at the foothills of the McDowell
Mountains in Scottsdale...
Carlson House (1950)
In this case, the location was a major disappointment: trees and a
significant fence hid the entire home and surrounding property of
the original owner Raymond Carlson, who, after graduating from
Adelman House (1950)
The Benjamin Adelman House was constructed circa 1952 from a design
Wright had done in the 1940s. The original floor plan called
for a 700 square-foot main house with living and dining space,
workspace, master bedroom, and bath, and a 500 square foot guest
house behind the main house...
David Wright House
Built in 1951 in Arcadia and designed apparently as part of a Frank
Lloyd Wright magazine story circa 1948 on how to live in the desert
southwest, the 2,200 square foot home sitting on two acres of land
is also of a circular style...
Boomer Cottage (1953)
Supposedly the Adelmans and Boomers met at the Biltmore Hotel and
often played bridge together and sometimes with Mamie Eisenhower.
Two stories in height with an equilateral parallelogram footprint
and built around a central chimney flue, the home was designed as
what Wright called a "mountain cottage"...
In 1952, Price had visited Wright at Taliesin West to discuss
building a multi-story building in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. The
result was a commission to build the 19-story, 221-foot tall Price
Tower. Not long thereafter...
A new owner took possession in 1994 and hired John Rattenbury to make some
significant changes to the house... Even at the end of Wright's life and career, he
still adhered to his philosophy of organic architecture that blend with its
Gammage Auditorium (1959)
Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium, considered by
many to be the crowning jewel of ASU’s Tempe campus, is one of Frank Lloyd
Wright’s last designs and was constructed to be as acoustically perfect as
First Christian Church (1972)
His drawings were finished and made public in 1950. The
Seminary however, ceased its operations and the university was never
built. Permission was obtained from Wright's widow to use the
plans for a new First Christian Church; construction began in 1971