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James Kestner wrote:

Many Architects think Frank Lloyd Wright was a true visionary who could do no wrong. What is your opinion of him and his accomplishments?

Jim:

Living in Wisconsin, you undoubtedly already know this, but perhaps many of the other readers don't ...

Frank Lloyd Wright's only formal education at the college level was two years of Civil Engineering studies at the University of Wisconsin.  Then he dropped (flunked?) out and headed to Chicago to work as a draftsman, and never received any formal education as an Architect.  This has been a life-long embarrassment for all the rest of us who earned CE degrees at UW.  Hopefully, every one of us left campus with a better grasp of fundamental engineering principles than he did!

Stan R. Caldwell, P.E.
Dallas, Texas