Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple with Heidi Ruehle, Executive Director of the Unity Temple Restoration Foundation
Experience Unity Temple from afar! This exclusive virtual tour will take you through Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple, part of a UNESCO World Heritage site, and recently restored to its original glory. Viewers will learn about the history of the building and the Unitarian congregation that commissioned it while exploring the entirety of the building including spaces not typically open to the public. Unity Temple is considered the finest public building of Wright’s Prairie period, and exemplifies his theory of organic design with geometric architecture and decorative elements. Wright described Unity Temple as “my contribution to modern architecture.”
Tuesday, May 11
3pm EDT | 2pm CDT | Noon PDT
Register in advance for this meeting.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Heidi Ruehle has spent most of her career in non-profit work, primarily in fundraising and development serving refugees, families and the homeless until moving into the world of historic preservation in 2013. She was named as executive director of the Unity Temple Restoration Foundation in 2018 and manages all of the administrative, programmatic and fundraising responsibilities. Heidi serves as the Vice-President of the “20th Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright” World Heritage Council (since 2020) and the board secretary for the Oak Park-River Forest Chamber of Commerce (since 2019). She received a B.S. degree in Interior Architecture and is currently pursuing her MPA through the University of Illinois. Heidi lives in Oak Park with her husband and 13-year-old boy and girl twins, all of whom have been required to tour more than their fair share of historic house museums.
Photo Credit: James Caulfield
Sanctuary North View