The Robie House on the University of Chicago campus is considered one of the most important buildings in American architecture. It was created by Frank Lloyd Wright for his client Frederick C. Robie, a forward-thinking businessman. Designed in Wright's Oak Park studio in 1908 and completed in 1910, the building is both a masterpiece of the Prairie style and renowned as a forerunner of modernism in architecture. Tours of the site offer both a first-hand experience of its amazingly contemporary spaces and the current restoration work that is returning the house to its original appearance.
Public tours are available Thursday – Monday. The museum is closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Advance tickets are highly recommended. See a full list of tours here. Purchase tickets here or call 312.994.4000.
About Frank Llyod Wright
Experimenting with forms and materials, Frank Lloyd Wright developed a distinctly American form of architecture. The forward-thinking Wright began his career in Oak Park, Illinois, and came to be recognized as one of the greatest architects of the twentieth century. Every structure he created was informed by his belief that beautifully designed buildings make a difference in our lives.
Tours: 11 am–3 pm.
Museum Shop: 9 am–4 pm.
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.