Eric Lloyd Wright to speak at Beaufort County Open Land Trust event

Eric Lloyd Wright

The Beaufort County Open Land Trust is excited to have special guest speaker Eric Lloyd Wright join us in celebration of our 2011 Auldbrass Tour event.

He will speak at 6 p.m., Nov. 5 at the University of South Carolina Beaufort Performing Arts Center.

Eric Lloyd Wright is an architect and founder of Wright Way Organic Resource Center in Malibu, CA. Grandson of the famed Frank Lloyd Wright, Eric Lloyd Wright was born in Los Angeles in November of 1929 to Helen Taggart and Lloyd Wright (Frank Lloyd Wright Jr.), a landscape architect and architect.  He was educated at UCLA, and then worked in his grandfather's (1948-1956) and father's (1956-1978) firm as an apprentice before establishing his own firm, Eric Lloyd Wright Architects and Planners, in 1978.

During his early years in architecture, he was an apprentice to his grandfather, Frank Lloyd Wright and his father, Lloyd Wright. He is responsible for a number of restoration projects to his grandfather's buildings including Auldbrass Plantation in Yemassee, SC.  His portfolio includes the restoration and renovation of Frank Lloyd Wright and Lloyd Wright works as well as residences and institutional buildings of his own design.

Most of Wright's work is in the United States, but he worked on housing in Japan in 1995. He also helped established Chi-Am Group Incorporated and Chi-Am Consortium, a Chinese-American architectural firm in 1993.

Eric's current focus is on the evolution of Organic Architecture and Green Building design. His design philosophy is rooted in the integration of ecology, social responsibility and beauty. Through Eric's years of design experience, he has developed an understanding that it is not the physical walls and roof, but the space within a building that forms its character - its soul. He gives careful thought to a project's physical, social and spiritual environment, with a focus on appropriate materials, quality, craftsmanship, and careful detailing.