Wright Design Series


Tuesday, April 25

“Fred B. Jones and Penwern: Frank Lloyd Wright on Delavan Lake”
Mark Hertzberg

Frank Lloyd Wright's Fred B. Jones estate or Penwern on Delavan Lake, Wisconsin, Saturday October 29, 2016. / (c) Mark Hertzberg


While many people are familiar with Frank Lloyd Wright’s year round urban and suburban homes, he also designed summer lake cottages, some in Michigan, Ontario, and on Delavan Lake. Five cottages and a yacht club were realized on Delavan Lake. One “cottage,” for Fred B. Jones, was part of an estate designed by Wright. Penwern, as they named it, included the house, a boathouse, a gate lodge, and a stable. Penwern’s story also touches on three other early Wright clients: Henry H. Wallis, Thomas H. Gale, and Ward W. Willits.

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Weds, May 17  

Join us for the 100th Wright Design Lecture!

Commit to Include Everyone!

Architect Spotlight:  Mark Rios, FAIA, FASLA


Design is never without a story.  It connects people to each other and the world around us.  We must commit to innovative Design that is authentic to the diversity of people, places, and ideas that honors our collective past and inspires our inclusive future.

Formally trained in both architecture and landscape architecture, Mark has long seen those two disciplines as inseparable. He founded Rios Associates in 1985 with a singular vision: to imagine, design, and build complete environments. Under his leadership, the firm, now called Rios Clementi Hale Studios, has an international reputation for its groundbreaking multidisciplinary approach to all its commissions.




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FREE ticket required for admission. Tickets are available subject to venue capacity and are issued on a first come first serve basis. If not sold out, tickets will be available at the event starting at 6:30pm.


The Wright Design Series was inspired by master architect Frank Lloyd Wright who, although known for his architectural designs, also created designs in furniture, clothing, textiles and tableware. The free lectures and discussions highlight a wide array of design topics including architecture.





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