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Style and Contemporary Designs as a Result of Frank Lloyd Wright Even before his birth his mother wanted him to become an architect She placed pictures of great buildings in Franks nursery as a part of curbing his interests towards architecture cmgww Frank Lloyd Wright is known for his impact on modern architecture He has designed more than one thousand and forty homes and buildings Frank led an interesting life full of marriages divorces and designing Frank was born in Richland Center Wisconsin on June 8 1867 His parents were William Wright and Anna Lloyd-Jones Franks father was a music teacher and a Baptist minister who led churches in Iowa Rhode Island and Massachusetts In 1885 Franks father had abandoned the family never to be heard from again During the summers Frank would go to his uncles farm Wright 11 This is where he became fascinated with architecture Even though he did not finish high school he spent two semesters studying civil engineering at the University of Wisconsin After those two years he moved to Chicago to work for Joseph Lyman Silsbee another famous architect While working for Joseph Frank designed his first building the Unity Chapel prairiestyles The next year Frank went to work for the firm of Adler and Sullivan Frank adopted Sullivans motto Form Follows Function but he later revised it to his own Form and Function Are One Even though Frank recognized few influences in his life he always credited Sullivan as a primary influence on his career cmgww While working for Sullivan Frank met Catherine Tobin The two fell in love borrowed 500000 from Sullivan and moved to Oak Park Illinois They built a house and raised their five children in it In 1909 Frank left his wife and kids to move to Germany with a woman named Mamah Borthwick Cheney his neighbors wife After spending two years in Germany they moved to Spring Green Wisconsin There his
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