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  • Writer's pictureYvonne Roberts

Wisconsin-born Frank Lloyd Wright was the original “Starchitect.”

Regarded as a brilliant visionary, the coiner of the term “organic architecture,” Wright designed more than 1,000 structures over a career spanning more than seven decades. In a testament to his legacy’s staying power, the American Institute of Architects designated Wright “the greatest American architect of all time” more than 30 years after his death in 1959.

As known for his steadfast (some would say stubborn) belief in his own convictions as for his singular approach to architecture, Wright remained unapologetic. “Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility,” he said. “I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.”

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