Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation hires Robert Jones to head conservation of historic properties

[Source: The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation] -- Robert A. Jones, AIA NCARB, has joined the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation in the newly created position of Vice President of Campus Planning, Restoration and Development effective today, announced Philip Allsopp, president and CEO. Jones will assume responsibility for all facility-based initiatives and maintenance for Taliesin and Taliesin West, the Foundation's estates in Scottsdale and Spring Green, Wis., respectively. He will manage the development and execution of a master plan to stabilize, restore and manage the buildings, land and infrastructure as well as develop new facilities and manage the facilities department.

The properties, both former homes of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the Foundation's founder, are designated national Historic Landmarks. Architects, engineers, historians and urban planners worldwide esteem the properties as the epitome of Wright's genius for architectural design innovation. The dual campuses, which also house the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture and the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives, foster research, debate, education and creative solutions regarding issues of the 21st century built environment. "I am delighted to have Rob become part of my senior leadership team," Allsopp said. "He brings a wealth of experience in operations, project management, construction management, planning and programming that will be essential to the realization of our multi-million dollar plan to preserve our key physical assets.

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