Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob Tour

Visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural masterpieces Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob on a day trip to the Laurel Highlands with fellow AIGA creatives.

Date: Sunday, March 29, 2020

Event registration includes transportation, snacks on the bus, entry fees to both sites, and Hagan Ice Cream at Kentuck Knob. The tour bus will depart from downtown Pittsburgh at 10:30 AM and return by 7:00 PM. Register online or email info@pittsburgh.aiga.org for more information.

Meeting location:
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Fort Duquesne Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Check-in time: 10:00 to 10:30 AM
Registrants must be checked in by 10:30 AM. The bus will leave at 10:35 AM.

Parking at the Grant Street Transportation Center on 11th Street and Penn Avenue is $5 on Saturdays.

Please bring comfortable walking shoes, and any other personal items you may need. Be sure to be prepared for the weather as a portion of the tour is outside and there is a 1/4 mile walk from the Visitors Center to Fallingwater. The Woodland Walk—home to approximately 30 sculptures at Kentuck Knob—is a stretch that runs for slightly over half a mile.


10:30 AM – Registrants must be checked in
10:35 AM – Bus leaves Pittsburgh
12:00 PM – Check in at Fallingwater
12:10 PM – Lunch Fallingwater Café (not included in price)
1:00 PM – Tour of Fallingwater
3:00 PM – Depart from Fallingwater
3:30 PM – Check in /Tour Kentuck Knob
5:30 PM – Depart Kentuck Knob
7:00 PM – Arrive back in Pittsburgh
7:00 PM – Optional: Relax with happy hour/food at Bakersfield (not included in price). It's located at 940 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222—just a 3 minute walk from the convention center.


$55 Students
$75 AIGA members (any level)
$85 Non-members

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact Doris Short at dorisshort.aiga@gmail.com. Two weeks advance notice of need for accommodations is requested.

Registration Deadline: Friday, March 6, 12:00 PM

Pre-registration is required.

Cost includes transportation, tour ticket for Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob, snacks on the bus, and Hagan Ice Cream at Kentuck Knob. Lunch not included in the price. The bus will pick up and drop off participants at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh.

There are 54 spots available for this event. If we are at less than 50% capacity on the registration deadline, we will cancel the event and refund purchased tickets. Without event cancelation, individual tickets will not be refunded after March 6.

About Fallingwater

Fallingwater was designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright for the Kaufmann family in 1935. The home is cantilevered over a waterfall and blends into the natural surroundings of the Laurel Highlands. Fallingwater is regarded by many as Wright's most visionary architectural achievement and has been on the National Historic Register since 1966.

Fallingwater is inscribed as one of 24 UNESCO World Heritage sites in the U.S. and is listed along attractions including the Pyramids of Egypt, the Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal.

Visit Fallingwater.org for more information.

About Kentuck Knob

Kentuck Knob, a short drive from Fallingwater, was completed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1956. The 80 acre site features a home, which is built to blend into the hillside, and a sculpture park. Artists Andy Goldsworthy, Claes Oldenburg, Sir Anthony Caro, and Ray Smith are featured in the sculpture park, among others. Other objects, like a slab from the Berlin wall, are on the grounds.

Visit KentuckKnob.com for more information.

Organized by: AIGA Pittsburgh
Your Tour Hosts:
Doris Short, AIGA Pittsburgh President Emeritus
Greg Coll, Past Board Member AIGA Pittsburgh, Co-Organizer PechaKucha Pittsburgh

About the hosts

Doris Short
Originally from Denmark, Doris is President Emeritus of AIGA Pittsburgh and continues to serve on the AIGA Pittsburgh Advisory Board, planning activities that advocate the value of design in the Pittsburgh region. Doris is also a Professor at Slippery Rock University teaching Graphic Design.

Interesting Fact: Doris has visited Fallingwater over 12 times and Kentuck Knob 6 times.

Greg Coll
Greg is a past board member of AIGA Pittsburgh and partners with AIA Pittsburgh, and Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council to produce PechaKucha Night Pittsburgh 20x20. Greg also owns his own creative design practice, Greg Coll Creative.

Interesting Fact: Greg worked as a graphic designer for the legendary Kaufmann’s Department Store. Kaufmann commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design Fallingwater.

Doris and Greg’s latest collaboration was the Allegheny West Historic Timeline Exhibition - Celebrating Over Five Decades of Rebuilding the Smallest Neighborhood in Pittsburgh. They designed, curated and led all aspect of production of the exhibition, including extensive historical research. Both are active Allegheny West Civic Council Volunteers on the Northside in Pittsburgh, and were voted as 2018 Neighbor of the Year; Allegheny West Civic Council; Northside Leadership Honor; in recognition of outstanding commitment and leadership and received the Pittsburgh City Council Proclamation Award for residents and community leaders who have accomplished economic and residential development and many hours of volunteer service to their community.

When & Where
Sun, Mar 29, 2020 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Laurel Highlands
1491 Mill Run Rd
Mill Run, PA 15464
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