Taliesin West is located in Scottsdale, Arizona. Scottsdale is an upscale city that is popularly known for its sophisticated spas, scenic golf courses, and shopping plazas with luxury boutiques and a metropolitan area of Phoenix, AZ.
The facility is named after the Welsh bard Taliesin, It means “Shining Brow”; in welsh.
About Taliesin West
Taliesin West was architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s home and school in the desert until he died in 1959. Taliesin West is a winter home and desert laboratory that was established in 1937. It possesses a prehistoric grandeur and was built almost entirely by Wright and his apprentices, making it among the most personal of the architect’s creations.
Today, Taliesin West is open to the public for tours and is the headquarters of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and the winter home for the School of Architecture at Taliesin, Wisconsin.
Features of Taliesin West
Over the years, Taliesin West has been continually altered and expanded, and presently the structure houses a drafting studio, dining facilities, two theaters, a workshop, Wright’s office and private living quarters, and residences for apprentices and staff. Taliesin West is open year-round and the facility cannot be accessed unless you’re on an official tour or attending an event.
Advance online ticket reservations are required for all tours, and you’re either guided by a Taliesin West expert or you go at your own pace with an audio tour.
Camp Taliesin West is one of the programs offered at Taliesin West. Campers will get the
chance to explore architecture, create, design, and engage in educational and fun activities. They will also learn from the principles of Frank Lloyd Wright and then apply them to their projects and adventures. Camp begins in early June and is only available to youths from 7-16 years of age.
You can also shop at the Frank Lloyd Wright Store that is located just off the main entrance of Taliesin West. The store features books, home decor, apparel, and art that not only celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright but also the work he has inspired.
Location of the facility
Taliesin West is situated at 12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85259. Summer hours at Taliesin West are from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m, Thursdays to Sundays.
For more information on tours and ticket prices, visit their website. You can also watch the virtual tour of the facility on the website.