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Dean emeritus of architecture establishes fellowship for study at Taliesin West

Frank Lloyd Wright’s impact on architecture is still felt 41 years after his death and will be felt for years to come through a gift from Professor Thomas Howarth, dean emeritus of architecture. He has endowed a fellowship that will allow graduate students in the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design to study at Taliesin West, a 600-acre community of architects and students in Scottsdale, Ariz., designed by Wright. Howarth knows the value of learning away from home: “When I was at the University of Manchester in the 1930s, I had the opportunity to study in Italy on a travelling fellowship,” he says. “Those travels as a student gave me a whole new design awareness.”

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