Architecture Fantasy Camp participants work in the drafting room at the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, where Wright conceived his early Prairie style masterpieces (photo courtesy of Frank Lloyd Wright Trust).
For anyone who has a dream house or remodeling project in mind, but doesn’t exactly know where to begin, In Wright’s Drafting Room: Architecture Fantasy Camp will introduce skills needed to transform a concept into a working plan.
Nonarchitects are exclusively invited to attend Architecture Fantasy Camp, which this year will take place 6:30-9:30 p.m., September 28 to October 1 at the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, 951 Chicago Avenue in Oak Park. The educational program is offered by the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust.
Campers work in the same drafting room where Frank Lloyd Wright conceived Prairie style masterpieces such as Unity Temple, the Frederick C. Robie House and the Arthur Heurtley House. With assistance from a professional architect, participants will plan and design a structure of their own.
Past projects that have emerged from the program have included room additions and remodeling, a sauna and a garden gazebo. Amazingly, some participants have used their Architecture Fantasy Camp designs to build a complete house.
Attendees will also get a bit of inspiration through a private, in-depth tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, Wright's Frederick C. Robie House and Unity Temple.
The cost to attend In Wright’s Drafting Room: Architecture Fantasy Camp is $500 for Frank Lloyd Wright Trust members and $550 for non-members. But the cost will easily pay for itself should the camp result in viable architectural plans that lead to an actual renovation project.
For more information about the upcoming camp, visit Adult Programs at flwright.org. To register, call the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust Education Department at (312) 994-4030.
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Architecture Fantasy Camp Puts Participants Squarely in Wright's Drafting Room