University Students Work to Restore Landscape at Frank Lloyd Wright's Spring House

October 28, 2016 by Kirsten Hower

Frank Lloyd Wright's Spring House

photo by: Alan C. Spector

Frank Lloyd Wright's "hemicycle" Spring House in Tallahassee, Florida

When Hurricane Hermine made landfall earlier this fall, Frank Lloyd Wright's Spring House, a short drive from downtown Tallahassee, Florida, took a hit to its already fragile structure. Fallen limbs and debris were an additional hazard throughout the site. That's when 37 students from Florida A&M University, lead by their professor, Courtnay Micot, Ph.D., took action to help restore the landscape at the site.

The 37 students in Micots Art Appreciation class participated in a community service project where the students used “arcology,” the blending archeology and ecology in contemporary building practices, to get the job done.

The students worked hard to remove summer growth, clean up debris, and cut out invasive plants throughout the site to reinvigorate the its existing landscape. While it isn't a full restoration, it certainly is a welcome breath of fresh air to this endangered site.

For the full story, head to the Tallahassee Democrat's website.

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