Navigation bar
 Graphic title
Menu with five selections

etween 1901 and 1913, Walter Burley Griffin designed some 130 houses, landscapes and buildings. He is now credited with developing the L-shaped floor plan (which Frank Lloyd Wright took credit), the carport (which did not see common use until the 1950s), and the first use of reinforced concrete. Many of his homes carry the familiar design elements of the Prairie School.Yet Griffin, true to the urging of his mentor Louis Sullivan, developed his own style of architecture free from the constraints of historical precedent.

ou may tour some of Griffin's most fascinating American designs. You can enlarge the photographs by clicking on the images.


 W.H.Emery House-1903 | Ralph Griffin House-1909 | Adolph Mueller House-1906 | Stinson Memorial Library-1913 | Joshua Melson House-1912

Home | The Griffins | Architecture | Interviews | Producer's Notes | Learn More | Shop

WILL Home | PBS Online | Feedback