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Diane Al Shihabi & Mikesch Muecke

Author: Heather Sauer | Image: Heather Sauer

Associate professors Diane Al Shihabi, interior design, and Mikesch Muecke, architecture, represented the Iowa State University preservation and cultural heritage committee at the Sept. 15 plaque unveiling ceremony designating Taliesin in Spring Green, Wisconsin, as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Al Shihabi is a member of the Taliesin Preservation Inc. (TPI) board of trustees and the TPI Preservation Committee.

Taliesin is one of eight properties designed by Frank Lloyd Wright to be inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, recognizing the architect for prominently shaping architecture in the 20th century, spanning a period of 50 years. The celebration included addresses by Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers and Secretary of Tourism Anne Sayers, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation president and CEO Stuart Graff and TPI executive director Carrie Rodamaker.