The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

Program Partners


The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust engages the public in educational and aesthetic experiences to foster an appreciation of architecture, design and the legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright. The Preservation Trust presents two Wright structures as public museums, his remarkable Home and Studio in Oak Park, Illinois and his international icon of modern architecture, the Robie House in Chicago. The Preservation Trust is responsible for restoring and preserving the two Wright sites they manage, including the current multimillion dollar restoration of Wright's Robie House. More information on the many restoration, preservation and education programs of the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust can be found at

Partner Category: Cultural Institution or Organization

Centennial Activities

Thursday, August 13, 2009 9:00am to noon

Building for the Future: A Professional Development Workshop for Teachers

Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust

Preservation Trust education staff will join K-12 teachers in exploring the idea of engaging students with the built environment, both as it was done at the time of the Burnham Plan in 1909 through the use of the Wacker Manual, and as it is approached in schools and museums today.  Several educators who have completed successful standards-based projects in architecture, design, urban planning and the built environment will share their ideas, activities, challenges, and achievements.  Participants will then draw from this information and experience to develop a unit or le


Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust
951 Chicago Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
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