WCNY Syracuse

Syracuse, NY


5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Jul 11, 2013


Thursday, July 11, 2013 5:30pm – 7:30pm


5:30pm Reception (refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres)

6:30pm Multimedia Presentation (followed by coffee and dessert)


King + King Architects

358 West Jefferson Street

Syracuse, NY 13202



RSVP: aiacnydesigns@gmail.com

Sponsored by AIA Central New York & King + King Architects

1.0 HR CEU Available


Kim Bixler’s family owned Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1908 Edward E. Boynton House in Rochester, New York, from 1977 to 1994. The Boynton House is one of Wright’s stunning prairie-style private homes. During its construction, the world-renowned architect was frequently on-site, supervising all details, including the design of the furniture (seventeen pieces still remain in the house). In her multi-media presentation, Kim recounts the joys and pitfalls of owning and living in a Wright-designed home. Living with the public’s curiosity, playing hide-and-seek, coping with the habitually leaky roof and managing constant renovations make this an unforgettable story. Kim Bixler just published her latest book Growing Up in a Frank Lloyd Wright House. She is also featured in the upcoming PBS documentary Frank Lloyd Wright’s Boynton House: The Next Hundred Years.


Autographed books available for purchase at the event.


About Kim (Brown) Bixler:

Kim has written and edited five other books, including Get a Clue: Guide to Cornell & Ithaca, NY, 365 Great Things about Atlanta, The Cigar Book, Austin from Boston and My Twin, My Friend. She currently lives with her husband and two teenage children in Manhattan Beach, CA and is lecturing throughout the country this spring. She graduated from Cornell University in 1991.