Privacy Policy

David & Gladys Wright House Foundation is committed to protecting the personal information that you provide to us when using the David & Gladys Wright House Foundation Site. This privacy policy describes how we treat all user data collected during your visit to www.davidwrighthouse.org, both anonymous data and personally-identifying data.

User Data We Collect
We collect two types of user data: (1) anonymous data that is automatically collected from all visitors to the David & Gladys Wright House Foundation Site; and (2) personally-identifiable data that you voluntarily submit to us (described below under “Personal Data”).

Anonymous Data
We automatically collect Internet Protocol addresses and domain names through our server. We also track the number and frequency of hits per page on an aggregate basis.

Personal Data
We may collect Personal Data that you voluntarily provide, such as your name and postal address, phone number, email address, and similar information, when you participate in certain activities on the David & Gladys Wright House Foundation Site, including (but not limited to) when you sign up for email updates.

How We Use the Data We Collect
We use anonymous data to identify the source of user traffic, but we are not able to use this data to identify individual users. We use data on which sections of the David & Gladys Wright House Foundation Site are most visited, so that we can evaluate the popularity of our different Web pages and continue to improve the David & Gladys Wright House Foundation Site. We do not link any anonymous data with the Personal Data you provide to us.

We use your Personal Data for various purposes, including: to fulfill the request for which you specifically provided the data; to send you email newsletters or action alerts, if you have not opted out of receiving that information.

Third-Party Sharing
We will not share your Personal Data with any third party unless we first notify you and offer you an appropriate choice to consent to such further use, for example, through an opt-out or opt-in request.

Your Ability to Choose
When you provide us with your Personal Data on the David & Gladys Wright House Foundation Site, you can let us know that you do not wish to receive our emailed action alerts by contacting us via email at info@davidwrighthouse.org.

Children
We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13.

Security
The Personal Data we collect about you is stored on a secure, password protected server. We use industry-standard encryption technologies with respect to the receipt and transfer of Personal Data you submit to us on the David & Gladys Wright House Foundation Site and only authorized personnel have access to your information. Nevertheless, despite our best efforts, no transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

Updating Your Data
To update your Personal Data or to make corrections, you can do so by sending us the update via email to info@davidwrighthouse.org.

Comments and Questions
If you have any questions, comments or concerns about this Online Privacy Policy or our data collection practices or to request that we delete your Personal Data, you can contact us via email at info@davidwrighthouse.org.

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To our Friends and Supporters:

 

Today, on the 150th birthday of Frank Lloyd Wright, we are pleased to announce the donation of the David Wright House to benefit the School of Architecture at Taliesin, establishing a relationship that will further the School’s mission of educating students to build a more sustainable, open, and beautiful world while fulfilling the potential of the David Wright House to have a perpetual life as a world-class center for design.

 

Thanks to the generosity of the Rawling family, the David Wright House has been pledged as a gift to benefit the School of Architecture at Taliesin for use as an extension of the 85 year-old educational program founded by Frank Lloyd Wright. Evolving from Frank Lloyd Wright’s precepts of organic architecture, the School’s accredited graduate curriculum is based on the notion of learning by doing, working with the land rather than just building on it, and experimentation. To date, the School has worked in two Wright-designed campuses: Taliesin in Spring Green, Wisconsin, and Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona. The gift of the David Wright House to benefit the School will expand the School’s footprint into the heart of Phoenix and celebrate the legacy of the David Wright House as an instructive environment for the experience and learning of architecture.

 

This is a landmark year for the School. For the first time since its inception as an apprentice program in 1932, the School will achieve full independence in its academic, financial, and programmatic efforts, becoming an entity separate from, while still a subsidiary of, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. With new academic leaders in place, the School has reaffirmed its profound commitment to build on Frank Lloyd Wright’s legacy in building and thought and to making positive and critical contributions to education, design research and development, and the communities the School serves. Through a combination of local experts in various aspects of architecture, a Visiting Teaching Fellows program that brings fresh ideas and approaches to the School’s campuses, and a Taliesin Lecture Series that brings world-renowned leaders in the design field to discuss the issues mobilizing the architectural community in a small group setting to engender deep and fruitful learning, the School offers one of the highest quality graduate programs in the nation. The School’s atmosphere and traditions position it to be the finest among graduate architecture schools, inspiring the next generation of thinkers, designers, and visionaries while simultaneously expanding access to women and minority populations that have traditionally been underrepresented in the architectural profession.

 

At present, having raised more than $2 million to support future operating costs and established a path to independent accreditation to grant Master of Architecture degrees, the School is poised to elevate its graduate program to engage larger audiences – future leading architects from across the world who will be inspired by the Frank Lloyd Wright legacy. The School hopes to grow its enrollment to between 45 and 60 students in the next five years, and is steadily building towards that number.

 

The David and Gladys Wright House is one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s last masterpieces, commissioned by his son David and daughter-in-law Gladys in 1950. Wright designed the experimental spiral residence at the base of Camelback Mountain as his vision for “How to Live in the Southwest.” Completed in 1952, the residence remained a family home until 2008. After sitting vacant for years, the home was threatened with demolition by local developers in 2012. That threat galvanized an unprecedented community effort to preserve and celebrate what the City of Phoenix’s preservation office recognizes as the greatest building in Phoenix by the greatest architect in American history. The School will take over planning for the preservation of the house and citrus groves immediately, with future restoration acts to be undertaken by the faculty and students of the School. Used as a learning center for graduate architectural students and for philanthropy, academic lectures and community gatherings, the School will realize Wright’s vision for the house as a place of community, celebration, inspiration, education, collective experimentation and active exploration into organic architecture and place-making.

 

The David Wright House will be formally gifted to a new supporting organization of the Arizona Community Foundation for the benefit of the School of Architecture at Taliesin, whose purpose is to sustain the educational mission of the school by raising the funds needed to achieve the School’s purpose and vision. The pledge of the House to the School of Architecture at Taliesin Foundation is contingent upon the meeting of a $7 million endowment by December 31, 2020. The new organization will own the House and manage the endowment for the benefit of the School, while the School will operate the property, educational curriculum and all community and cultural activities.

 

We could not be more enthusiastic about the future of the School and the David Wright House, and look forward to the learning opportunity this gift presents for future generations of architecture students, architects, and the cultural community at large. We thank you for your continued interest and support.

 

Aaron Betsky and Zach Rawling

 

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