Our mission focuses on research and education that concerns interrelationships between natural and human-built systems. In keeping with this mission, the Institute organizes educational programs and coordinates with other non-profit institutions to develop workshops, conferences, and public forums. The Wright-Ingraham Institute has participated, in the past, in resource management by holding conservation easements. We also provide small annual grants to 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organizations that share our common goals and concerns.
Our Founder: Elizabeth Wright Ingraham
Elizabeth Wright Ingraham was the founder and director of the Wright-Ingraham Institute. She was a prolific author and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Following in the footsteps of her grandfather, Frank Lloyd Wright, and strongly influenced by the teachings of George Bernard Shaw, Elizabeth was passionate about architecture and community.
Throughout her career, she served on numerous boards and commissions, including:
- The State Board of Examiners of Architects from 1980-90
- Advisory Board of Consultants
- Univ. of Colorado School of Architecture & Planning
- Institute of International Education Board of Trustees
- Visiting Professor, Environmental Design College
- University of Colorado, Boulder
- 2002 President, AIA Colorado
In 1999 Ingraham received an honorary doctorate from the University of Colorado. In 1976 she co-founded the Colorado Women’s Forum and became an active member of the International Women’s Forum. Ingraham has traveled and lectured internationally. Her award-winning work has been widely published.