Welcome to Architectural Tours
The Sonoran Desert is a place in which ancient civilizations learned to work and live in harmony with the land. That ethos has transcended time as people today explore new ways to blend everyday life with the rhythm of the desert.
These concepts were further embodied in the genius of Frank Lloyd Wright, who was drawn to the austere and sublime beauty of the Valley of the Sun decades ago. It was here at the base of the majestic McDowell Mountains that Wright established his winter residence and a significant architectural treasure in its own right – Taliesin West.
Taliesin West offered Mr. Wright the opportunity to introduce to the world, his concept of organic architecture, where nature is elemental and integral to the design elements of structures. What was once truly controversial and revolutionary in concept, is now recognized as the definition of, and catalyst for, Modern Architecture.
Much like the desert from which he drew inspiration, the legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright endures. Many fascinating structures in the Phoenix area were designed and influenced by him. And his legacy thrives in the works of many other architects who built upon his genius and vision.
Architectural Tours invites you on an unforgettable journey back in time when Wright’s genius was in full force. Understand and experience Frank Lloyd Wright’s vision; experience firsthand, by sight and by touch the influence he had not only on the world of architecture and design, but on the entire world.