John Reynolds

Architecture Professor at Miami University in Ohio, John Reynolds employs Froebel Gifts in his design studios to emphasize sustainable design and organic architecture, as made famous by Frank Lloyd Wright. Prof. Reynolds was intimately involved in the restoration of Falling Water and is assisting with work at the Wescott House in Springfield, OH.



John's presentation title: Learning from Froebel: New Conceptions of Organic Architecture at Fallingwater and the Burton J. Westcott House.

Since 2007, Miami University Architecture and Interior Design Students have pursued a Froebel–based design process to develop master planning, landscape, and architecture projects at Fallingwater and The Burton J. Westcott House. The objective of the design process has been to develop contemporary conceptions of Organic Architecture. Additional emphasis was placed upon enhancing student awareness of site-specific issues grounded in the experience/phenomena, history and memories associated with the place, tectonic expression, and sustainable design.