2018 ANNUAL LECTURE
Friday, April 6, 2018
"The Restoration of Unity Temple", by Gunny Harboe, FAIA
Saint Louis Art Museum, Farrell Auditorium
Free and open to the public
Unity Temple is one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most important works. Soon after its completion he said, “Unity Temple makes an entirely new architecture…and is the first expression of it. That is my contribution to modern architecture.” It was truly revolutionary and changed the way architects thought about space forever.
In June of 2017 a fully restored Unity Temple was reopened to the public. The design team, led by Harboe Architects, spent nearly a year conducting in-depth research into the best ways to authentically restore and fully modernize this national treasure. The $25M restoration took over two years to complete and included all aspects of the building.
Lead architect Gunny Harboe, FAIA, will present the transformative restoration that has returned this internationally significant work of architecture to its original appearance while giving it new life for its congregation and for the thousands of Frank Lloyd Wright enthusiasts who come to see it from all over the world.
This event is FREE, but tickets are required.
Members receive a 10% discount and all proceeds benefit the preservation and programs of the FLWHEP.
The FLWHEP has several opportunities for you to become involved. Contact us at 314 822 8359 or email@example.com if you would like to learn more about volunteering.
The FLWHEP relies on a dedicated group of volunteer docents to provide tours of the house. Docents receive training on the legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright and the design, construction, and restoration of the Kraus House. If you enjoy learning about history and architecture and sharing your knowledge with others, this is a wonderful volunteer opportunity for you.
Volunteers can help with the FLWHEP annual fundraising event as well as periodic educational programs for the St. Louis community.
Grounds and Landscaping
The FLWHEP has occasional needs for assistance in maintaining the 10.5-acre property in partnership with the St. Louis County Parks Department. Possible projects include weeding, watering, and removal of honeysuckle
Keep up to date about upcoming events and educational activities at the FLWHEP. Subscribe here: