Please check back for upcoming announcements about book signings, lectures, receptions, concerts and other programming from The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Please send any inquiries regarding upcoming events to Taliesin West Events Coordinator Sally Russell at SRUSSELL@FRANKLLOYDWRIGHT.ORG.


February 12, 2015

Taliesin West Lecture: Emily Pilloton

7:00pm | Taliesin West Music Pavilion | Free Event

Emily Pilloton founded Project H in 2008, believing deeply in the power of design and building to excite learning and citizenship. Her first crush, MacGyver, sparked her love of constrained problem-solving and tinkering. She went on to study architecture and building because it was the one thing that allowed her to geek out about everything, from math and structural engineering to ethnography and the fascinating behavior of people. Emily believes that by giving youth, particularly girls and students of color, the skills to design and build their wildest ideas, we can support the next generation of creative, confident changemakers. Her ideas and work have made their way to the TED Stage, The Colbert Report, the New York Times, and more. She is the author of two books, Design Revolution: 100 Products that Empower People, and Tell Them I Built This: Transforming Schools, Communities, and Lives with Design-Based Education. When she isn’t welding with her 10-year-old Camp H girls or co-teaching Studio H, Emily loves to run, write, rabble-rouse, and eat unreasonable amounts of Mexican food.

The Taliesin West Lecture Series showcases innovators discussing the newest trends in architecture and design. The series is generously sponsored by the Rio Salado Architecture Foundation.

March 11, 2015

Phoenix Chamber Music Society

Taliesin West Music Pavilion. 6:00 PM (reception), 7:00pm (concert)

Taliesin West is the site for a rare opportunity to hear piano works by W.C. Wright. Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center artists and the Dover Quartet will also perform Mendelssohn’s Piano Sextet in D, Op. 110 and Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 12 in E-Flat, Op. 127.  Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center artists include Anne Marie McDermott (piano), Ani Kavafian (violin), and Steve Tenenbom (viola).  The New Yorker recently dubbed the Dover Quartet “the young American string quartet of the moment.”  In 2013-2014, Dover became the first ever Quartet-in-Residence for the venerated Curtis Institute of Music.

The evening begins at 6 pm with a sunset reception with the artists in the Sculpture Garden. Concert to follow at 7 pm in the Music Pavilion.

Tickets are $70 inclusive of wine and hors d'oeuvres and may be purchased at: or 602-252-0095.


March 19, 2015

Taliesin West Lecture: Mitch Joachim

7:00pm | Taliesin West Music Pavilion | Free Event

Mitchell Joachim, PhD, Assoc. AIA, [jo-ak-um] - Dr. Joachim is a Co-Founder of Terreform ONE and an Associate Professor at NYU. He was formerly an architect at Gehry Partners, and Pei Cobb Freed. He is a TED Senior Fellow and has been awarded fellowships with Moshe Safdie and Martin Society for Sustainability, MIT. He was chosen by Wired magazine for "The Smart List: 15 People the Next President Should Listen To". Rolling Stone magazine honored Mitchell in "The 100 People Who Are Changing America". Mitchell won many awards including; AIA New York Urban Design Merit Award, Victor Papanek Social Design Award, Zumtobel Award for Sustainability, History Channel Infiniti Award for City of the Future, and Time Magazine Best Invention with MIT Smart Cities Car. Dwell magazine featured him as "The NOW 99" in 2012. He co-authored the books, “Super Cells: Building with Biology” and “Global Design: Elsewhere Envisioned”. His work has been exhibited at MoMA and the Venice Biennale. He earned a Ph.D. at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MAUD Harvard University, M.Arch. Columbia University.

The Taliesin West Lecture Series showcases innovators discussing the newest trends in architecture and design. The series is generously sponsored by the Rio Salado Architecture Foundation.

Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Arizona
Frank Lloyd Wright began constructing Taliesin West in 1937. Last year the complex of buildings, a National Historic Landmark, celebrated its 75th Anniversary.