Happy Birthday Mr. Wright.

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To celebrate the birthday of Frank Lloyd Wright, today the Guggenheim and Google launched a unique design challenge: The “Design It: Shelter Competition” invites amateur and professional designers to submit a 3-D shelter, rendered using Google SketchUp and Google Earth. This assignment is part of the curriculum of Taliesin, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, and an exhibit of students’ work is now at the Guggenheim (Kaman Amin’s Lotus Shelter is pictured above). Now this design challenge is now open to the public. Possible prizes include a trip to New York and $1,000. So get sketching.