2016 - Teater's Knoll: Frank Lloyd Wright's Idaho Legacy

On March 19, 2016 the fifth annual Modern Masters lecture will take place. This year's topic is Teater’s Knoll: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Idaho Legacy. The Usonian home and art studio was constructed in 1952 in Bliss, Idaho. The client, Archie Boyd Teater, was an American landscape and genre artist. 

Idaho Modern will be hosting Henry Whiting II, owner of Teater’s Knoll since 1982. Mr. Whiting will give a presentation on the building’s history, provide insight on what it is like to live in mid-century modern design and speak on the significance and importance of preserving modern and organic architecture in Idaho.

The Archie Teater Studio is architecturally significant as the only documented structure in Idaho designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Located on a bench about a hundred feet above the Snake River between the towns of Bliss and Hagerman, the building is a 3000-square-foot studio/residence designed by Wright in 1952.The event will take place at tImmanuel Lutheran Church, 707 W. Fort Street, Boise, Idaho, beginning at 7pm and will consist of a lecture by Henry Whiting II, owner of Teater’s Knoll since 1982. Mr. Whiting will give a presentation on the building’s history, provide insight on what it is like to live in mid-century modern design and speak on the significance and importance of preserving modern and organic architecture in Idaho.

The talk will be followed by a reception with light snacks and beer and wine for purchase.

Tickets will be $25 for members of Preservation Idaho and $30 for non-members and are available now! TICKETS HERE

Idaho Modern would like to thank our generous sponsors for the event: Trout Architects, Studio Maelstrom, Platform Architects, Tiger Prop Real Estate and Mid-Century Homes Real Estate by Moniker



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2014 - Arthur Troutner

Idaho Modern's signature event, Modern Masters is in its third year and turning focus on Arthur Troutner. Troutner was an architect, inventor, industrial designer, patron of the arts and co-founder of Truss-Joist International. Mr. Troutner died in 2001, so Nels Reese will be stepping in to tell the story of his work. Reese is an architecture professor emeritus at University of Idaho and also worked for Art Troutner.

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