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Honoring John Thorpe – A New Program for Young Professionals


When our friend and longtime board member, architect and preservation advocate John G. Thorpe, died in January, his family asked that contributions in remembrance of John be directed to historic preservation organizations. In recognition of John’s extraordinary contributions to Wright’s built legacy, the board of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy has just voted to set up a program fund in John’s name to provide a stipend underwriting costs for graduate students in architecture and related fields or young practitioners to attend the annual Conservancy conference, where they can deepen their understanding of Wright’s work through presentations and by directly experiencing Wright’s architecture.
Contributions may be made online here (please note “In remembrance of John Thorpe” in the comments field), by using this mail-in form, or by calling the Conservancy office during business hours at 312.663.5500.
Details on how to apply to the program for this year’s conference in San Francisco, Nov. 2-6, will be announced soon.


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