The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy Offers Fellowships for Conference Attendees

The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy’s Annual Conference, Modifying Wright’s Buildings and Their Sites: Additions, Subtractions, Adjacencies, will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio from September 22-26, 2010. This annual gathering of Wright scholars, preservationists, architects and enthusiasts promises to spark great interest in the world of preservation and architecture. Highlights of the conference schedule are special tours of public and private sites such as the Westcott House (Wright 1906-1908), the only Prairie-style house Wright built in Ohio, three Usonian/mid-century modern gems – the Boswell (Wright 1957-1959), Boulter (Wright 1954) and Tonkens (Wright 1954) houses and many more! There will also be a pre-conference tour in the architectural mecca of Columbus, Indiana, as well as a post-conference tour through Rush Creek Village in Worthington, Ohio, believed to be the largest organically designed subdivision in the United States according to the National Park Service.

Participants interested in attending the Cincinnati conference who are in need of financial aid may qualify for one of several fellowships ranging from $300-$400 offered by the Keepers Preservation Education Fund (KPEF) through the Conservancy. Eligible applicants include: full and part-time students pursuing education in historic preservation or allied fields; volunteer or paid staff members of preservation institutions or organizations; representatives of an organization that holds properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Previous recipients of KPEF fellowship are not eligible.

Last year’s recipients included a historian and museum studies Master’s student, an international architecture student and program director from a Wright public site.

KPEF is a not-for-profit corporation established in 1988 by William J. Murtagh, the first Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places. The goal of the organization, based in Alexandria, Virginia, is to offer support of educational activities related to the fields of historic preservation and architectural conservation.

Application letters detailing interest, need, affiliation and eligibility should be submitted to:

The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy
53 West Jackson Boulevard, Suite 1120

IL 60604


The application deadline is Monday, August 2, 2010. For more information on the application process, please contact the Conservancy office, 312.663.5500.

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