The Bradbury Model was designed by Mark and Linda Keane, who designed four other models at Prairie Crossing. They are partners in their architectural practice, Studio 1032. Mark Keane is an architect and professor. He teaches design, drawing and a Frank Lloyd Wright Seminar at the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Linda Keane is an architect, artist and professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She writes, lectures and publishes on the importance of nurturing K-12 creativity, eco-literacy, and green imagination.
The Bradbury is named after the science fiction and mystery writer Ray Bradbury (1920 – 2012), who was born in Waukegan, Illinois. He is best known for The Martian Chronicles (1950), which combined many of his major themes, including the idea of space as a frontier wilderness. Bradbury also wrote Fahrenheit 451(1953) and wrote or consulted on many screen and television scripts.
Research and information courtesy of Suzanne Mynard, Prairie Crossing resident