One of the world’s most prominent and influential architects, Frank Lloyd Wright was born in Wisconsin in 1867. He began studying engineering at age 18 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, but a short time later dropped out and moved to Chicago, desperate to pursue a career in architecture. His ambition allowed him to quickly find work, and eventually led him Adler and Sullivan, one of Chicago’s most progressive architecture firms. Wright pursued too much private work, and when he was asked to leave the firm in 1893, he started his own practice at the age of 26. He developed a style of architecture did not look to Europe, and was unique to the United States. The buildings he created were radical in appearance, and Wright’s deep love of nature fueled his unique ability to integrate them into the landscape. It was this gift that set him apart from his fellow pioneers in modern architecture, such as Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe. Frank Lloyd Wright’s productive career spanned 70 years, during which he designer over 1,000 buildings, 400 of which were built.