desert shelter / taliesin west, arizona
150sf / designed 2002 / completed 2004
when frank lloyd wright first moved to arizona, his apprentices lived in canvas shepard's tents spread throughout the 600 acre desert near scottsdale. apprentices have continued to live in the desert, but the tents have slowly evolved into more permanent shelters. today, apprentices still have the opportunity to design a shelter or tent. my shelter, inspired by the huts i lived in while in the peace corps in west africa, became my home for the final nine months I studied at taliesin west. apprentices have continued to live in it since my graduation.
published in / under arizona skies: the apprentice desert shelters at frank lloyd wright's taliesin west / 2011
completed at the frank lloyd wright school of architecture