10 Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings Nominated for UNESCO World Heritage List

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Hot on the heels of the appointment of Aaron Betsky as dean of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, we’re excited to hear more news about America’s best-known architect: Ten of his masterpieces have been nominated to the United Nation’s World Heritage List. If selected, Wright’s works will join the likes of the Sydney Opera House, the Bauhaus School in Germany, and the city of Brasilia as exemplars of modern architecture on the list of just over 1,000 culturally or naturally significant sites, including everything from forests and mountains to buildings and monuments.

Image via Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy

Last week, the US Department of Interior announced that these ten “Key Works of Modern Architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright,” as they are officially known, will be considered by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for official listing come summer 2016. All ten Wright buildings are already designated as U.S. National Historic Landmarks, and will join just a few other buildings — Monticello, Independence Hall, Taos Pueblo — among the United States’ 22 Heritage Sites.

Here are the nominated designs:

1. Unity Temple in Oak Park, Illinois



Images via Unity Temple Restoration Foundation

2. Frederick C. Robie House in Chicago



Images via Frank Lloyd Wright Trust

3. Taliesin in Spring Green, Wisconsin



Images via Taliesin Preservation, Inc.

4. Hollyhock House in Los Angeles



Image via Hollyhock House

5.Fallingwater in Mill Run, Pennsylvania



Images via Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

6.Herbert and Katherine Jacobs House in Madison, Wisconsin



Image via James Dennis

7. Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona


Image via Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation


Image via Scot Zimmerman

8. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City



Image via Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

9.Price Tower in Bartlesville, Oklahoma



Image viaPrice Tower Arts Center

10. Marin County Civic Center in San Rafael, California



Images via Marin County Civic Center

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