1990 AIA GOLD MEDAL: The Frank Lloyd Wright disciple is most famous for his transcendent work with wood for Thorncrown Chapel, and is the only Wright pupil to be awarded the AIA Gold Medal 1990. Preferring the landscape of Arkansas to a city, his best work is mostly rural chapels and residences instead of urban commercial buildings.
Eureka Springs, AR, USA
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I first met Fay Jones in the spring of 1983, in Piazza Santa Maria, in the Trastevere section of Rome, Italy. As I sat sipping espresso with my friend, the architect Spero Daltas, Fay sauntered across the piazza contemplating a place to sketch. He was in Rome for a mid-career fellowship at the American Academy there. Spero invited him over to our table, and for me, a friendship emerged that would last the next two decades. More