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DESIGN 176: Tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home and Studio plus the Robie House

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss history of Frank Lloyd Wright.
  • Review Wright’s early career and the experiences that influenced his work.
  • Recognize significant projects and their influence on architecture to follow.
  • Show projects, renderings, and drawings.


This tour brings students into the home and studio where Frank Lloyd Wright began his historic career. A docent will explain the history of the home and Wright’s transition from employee at a Chicago firm to the development of the Prairie style of architecture in the studio that was added to the home in 1898. A fellow-architect described the studio as a workplace with “inspiration everywhere.” After we get inspired, we will get lunch and finish up with a tour of the Robie House at the University of Chicago.

Time/ Credits

6:00 hrs

Docent: Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio