It is rare for Arizona AIA to recognize any individual outside the profession for outstanding achievement in architecture. Therefore, it is significant this year that the 2016 design jury chose to select not one but two separate “Awards of Distinction”.
Although unknown to each other, the winners were recognized for their essential roles in preserving one of Arizona’s best examples of Frank Lloyd Wright’s residential architecture: The David and Gladys Wright House. The actual submission is posted on the Jones Studio blog (October 17, 2016). It is a fascinating story!
Recently, Aaron Betsky posted his thoughts regarding the recipients for ARCHITECT Magazine. Aaron, as many of you know, is a very well known critic and author. The Valley is lucky to claim him as our own. He is the new and quite effective Dean of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture at Taliesin and Taliesin West. Please click on the link below to read his entire article.