Prairie School Model

Prairie School.1475_editedThe Prairie School 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 at the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He teaches design, drawing, and the Frank Lloyd Wright Seminar. Linda Keane is an architect 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.

This model is one of two in Prairie Crossing that are named based on their style. (The other is the Foursquare.) The Prairie School style of architecture was created in the early 20th century by Frank Lloyd Wright and Dwight Perkins, who rejected the imitation of classical styles of architecture, such as Greek, Romanesque, and Renaissance. The Prairie School homes at Prairie Crossing take their inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs.

Research and information courtesy of Suzanne Mynard, Prairie Crossing resident