Tesla Model 3 Maiden Voyage – Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture @ FSC – Lakeland FL

What defines the legacy of an artist? Is there something distinct that separates the people that get remembered throughout history? Some sort of feeling that touched so many people that it is distilled into a resonance that remains for the rest of time. Or a blatant newness so fresh that it knocks so loudly no one can deny it.

What about for architecture though? Does an architects work conjure up the same feeling and then transcend into the text books that way? Or in a niche like that, does simply influencing the next generation of artists satisfy the requirements? What though, if your legacy manifests itself in the form of an entire campus to influence students for generations to come, simply by existing in their daily life? That seems to be the case with Frank Lloyd Wright as the majority of FSC was designed by him.

It was a warm winter afternoon and the sun shone high in the air as I entered the grounds. A seemingly endless blue filled the sky. Blue like the depths of a sapphire rich enough to fit a princesses crown. I walked past a few batches of Floridas abundant palms up a short stairway to a covered path, the signature straight lined Wright architecture apparent to anyone that was familiar with the style.

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