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Don Erickson

Don was an apprentice of Wright's from 1948 to 1951, and he had actually once dreamed of being a concert pianist. Time spent with Wright had changed his mind, and lucky for us it did.

Don Erickson
(Photo Courtesy: Karyn L. Erickson)

Erickson apprenticed with Wright for three years after attending University of Illinois at Navy Pier.  His buildings clearly show Wright's influence with a modern flair.  He might probably be best-known for his design of Indian Lakes Resort which, unlike other hotels, has hexagons as a base shape and a vast, airy atrium lobby.

 

1954 - Gunnar Erickson House

871 Braeburn Road, Inverness, Illinois
 

Indoor Pool

1969 - Erickson Estate

26280 West Route 22, Barrington, Illinois

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Indian Lakes

1977 - Indian Lakes Resort

250 West Schick Road, Bloomingdale, Illinois

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