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FLORIDA SOUTHERN COLLEGE

FLORIDA SOUTHERN COLLEGE
Lakeland, Florida, United States
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BACKGROUND

Located on a hillside overlooking Lake Hollingsworth, Florida Southern College contains the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in the world. The master plan for the institution, described by Wright as "the first uniquely American campus," was created in 1938.

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HOW WE HELPED

The World Monuments Watch listing in 2008 has helped Florida Southern College raise awareness and obtain new funding to address the conservation problems of its Wright-designed buildings. In spring 2009, WMF convened an international meeting of Wright scholars, architects, architectural conservators, and preservation experts to study the textile block problems at Florida Southern. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

Although Wright’s master plan for Florida Southern College was never fully executed, the campus was Wright's longest commission and client relationship, spanning 30 years.

In March 2012, Wright's campus was designated a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service.

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IN THE MEDIA
Florida Campus Restoration Revives Wright's Vision
Associated Press, Tuesday, February 2, 2010
VIDEOS
World Monuments Fund2013 Hadrian Gala Honors Andrew B. Cogan and Knoll with the Watch Award
October, 2013

World Monuments Fund presented the annual Watch Award to Andrew B. Cogan and Knoll for their commitment to sustainable design at the 2013 Hadrian Gala.

IN WMF JOURNAL
Florida Southern College

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A group of international scholars, architects, and architectural conservators convene to discuss Frank Lloyd Wright’s use of concrete or "textile" block construction.Learn more