Small Is Beautiful

Desert Perch Shelter

Desert Perch Shelter designed by Luis Salazar

If your dorm room memories consist of milk-crate shelving and a view of the quad, imagine studying for finals here. Students at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture have the option to design and build their own modern “shelter” in the Arizona desert near the school. While they give up space, electricity and running water (storage and showers are nearby), the students gain the opportunity to see their vision come to life and be a part of the landscape that inspired Taliesin West.  Tours are available on Saturdays during the school year and by appointment.


Hook Shelter designed by Luis Salazar

Top photo by Marc Boisclair. Bottom photo by Victor Sidy.

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