The Prolific American Architect

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” With his most prolific piece of work being a cantilevered house in rural southwestern Pennsylvania, Frank Lloyd Wright was a man of his word.

In a career that spanned roughly 70 years, Wright developed seminal works — particularly in spatial and residential design — which shaped the development of 20th century architecture. After dropping out of the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1887, Wright moved to Chicago where he sharpened his drafting pencils with the architectural firm of Joseph Lyman Silsbee. Thereafter, Wright moved to Adler & Sullivan for five years, before starting his own design studio in 1893.