Photo by Jason Silverman

The TWLS_2013 season is presenting a mini series with distinguished speakers visiting Taliesin West.

Each lecture will be held in a different space on the Taliesin West campus. Please refer to this web site closer to the lecture time for exact location, or follow the directions of the greeters.

Lectures begin at 7:00 p.m., are Free and Open to the public and organized by the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture.

The entrance to Taliesin West is located at the intersection of Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. and Cactus Rd. in Scottsdale, Arizona.


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Jan Utzon, Denmark

Friday, February 15, 2013, 7 p.m.

Jan Utzon, the eldest son of Jørn and Lis Utzon, grew up in the family home in the forests near Helsingør, Denmark. He studied architecture both in Sydney and Copenhagen, and graduated in the spring 1970.

After graduation he worked in various offices in Denmark, and with his father on a variety of collaborations including the National Assembly Building in Kuwait, the Esbjerg Performing Arts Building, The Nature Center in Skagen, and with his brother Kim, on the Paustian Furniture Showroom in Copenhagen.

Jan is a keen sailor and now lives in the family home in Helsingør after the death of his father in 2008. He continues to practice internationally.

Jerry van Eyck, New York

Thursday, February 21, 2013, 7 p.m. |

!melk’s founding principal Jerry van Eyck possesses an unusual breadth and depth of skills that he applies to every project under his purview. Trained as a landscape architect and industrial designer, he approaches each commission balancing both the macro-scale - how open and public space fit into the larger context of a city’s fabric and the urban experience, with the micro - materiality, ornamentation, and pattern as expressed through custom furniture, lighting, paving, and other details that provide each project its own singular identity.

In 2008, Jerry relocated to New York with his family, to establish West 8’s New York based project management office. He continued to be the design director for the Governors Island project through its Master Plan stage and was responsible for orchestrating the winning design for Soundscape Park in Miami Beach, Florida, which is now a highly recognized and award winning public space.

Jerry is a globally respected lecturer, and serves as a visiting critic at design institutions, which include, Harvard University's GSD, The Yale School of Architecture, Columbia University’s GSAPP, and the Illinois Institute of Technology. Currently, Jerry is a member of the Board of Governors of of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture and of the United States General Services Administration’s Nation Register of Peer Professionals.

Will Bruder, Phoenix

Joined by Juhani Pallasmaa

Thursday, March 14, 2013, 7 p.m. |

Will Bruder is a celebrated Arizona architect with an international range. After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpture from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee in 1968, he worked and studied under Paolo Soleri, where he acquired field experience in woodwork, metal work, and masonry. Through apprenticeship with Soleri and with Gunnar Birkerts, he obtained registration as an architect and opened his practice in 1974. He is the president of his studio - Will Bruder Architects, LLC - in Phoenix, Arizona.

Following his lecture, Mr. Bruder will bejoined by Finnish architect and prolific author, Juhani Pallasmaa, who is scholar-in-residence at Taliesin West this season, for a conversation.