“Taliesin West is a look over the rim of the world.”– FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, 1943
Welcome to Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright's winter home and school in the desert from 1937 until 1959, when he passed away at age 91. Today Taliesin West serves as the main campus of The School of Architecture at Taliesin and also houses the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.
Taliesin West was built with an organic architecture style by Wright, the design deeply connected to the desert from which it was forged. It is nestled in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale and was built and maintained almost entirely by Wright and his apprentices. All in all, Taliesin West is considered to be Wright's most personal creations and is today recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and National Historic Landmark.
During your visit to Taliesin West, your group will be able to take part in a tour to learn more about the home and architect genius behind it, with several different options available that range from 30 minutes to 3 hours. You can enjoy a free guided tour or any of the following specialty tours; Insights Tour, Behind the Scenes Tour, Details Tour, Night Lights Tour, and Private Collection Tour. The flagship tour is the Insights Tour, a journey around the structure that will show you Wright's private quarters, living room, the Garden Room, Drafting Studio, Music Pavilion, Cabaret, and more.
Before you go be sure to stop at the Frank Lloyd Wright Store to pick up a souvenir or any educational materials you may want or need!