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Architecture Fri Dec 19 2008

For the Frank-o-phile: Architecture Fantasy Camp

If you've got a closet Howard Roark on your gift list this holiday, the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust is offering a series of Architecture Fantasy Camps starting in March.

The camps, which have been running since 2002, take place in the drafting room of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park. They run March 6-9, June 14-17, Aug. 2-5 and Oct. 4-7. The cost is $900 ($850 for Preservation Trust members).

The four 2 1/2-hour sessions comprise a crash course in drafting the old-school way, without a computer, and include tours of the Home and Studio, Robie House and Unity Temple. The end product: campers create frameable floor plans of their dream homes, and believe it or not, they don't all come out looking like Taliesin.

"Most do not design prairie-style homes on the exterior," said Preservation Trust Director of Education Jan Kieckheifer in an interview last year with the Daily Herald. "But most end up using a lot of Wright's ideas."

The camps are open to fantasy architects of all skill levels, and the fee includes the cost of materials. Call (708) 848-1976 for more information, or click here.

 
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