MEMBER EXCLUSIVE – Robie House: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Revolutionary Idea


MEMBER EXCLUSIVE: Zoom Lecture with Author Kathryn Smith

Kathryn Smith

Author Kathryn Smith has created a new soon-to-be-released publication on the Robie House, in partnership with the Organic Architecture and Design Archives. In this lecture, Smith will explain the two-year period of design and construction of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Frederick C. Robie House, using construction photos taken by the contractor, Harrison Barnard. These photos reveal the extent of the steel framework, which explain the daring roof cantilevers and the wide span interior rooms.

Smith will also discuss the spatial revolution Wright built into the Robie House when he controlled and manipulated how people move through the space.

Kathryn Smith is an author and historic preservation consultant. She was Scholar-in-Residence at the Frederick C. Robie House (Frank Lloyd Wright Trust) in 2003. She is the author of numerous books, including Frank Lloyd Wright: Hollyhock House & Olive Hill and Wright on Exhibit: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Architectural Exhibitions, and a contributor to Frank Lloyd Wright: The Houses and Frank Lloyd Wright: Prairie Houses.