Taliesin West in northeast Scottsdale is ranked one of the world’s greatest architectural treasures. Designed by visionary architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Taliesin West was a bold new concept for desert living.
The forms of the surrounding landscape are expressed in the structures: The hill behind is reflected in the slope of the roofs, and the vast desert below finds expression in the open and spacious terraces. Wright and his apprentices gathered rocks from the desert floor and sand from the washes to build these dramatic structures. Sloping stone walls topped with translucent roofs supported by deep, exposed beams are the dominant architectural theme.