Cornelia Brierly

General Information

Occupation: Landscape architect and Interior designer

Date of Birth: April 12, 1913

Date of Death: August 24, 2012

Birth City: Mifflin County

Birth State/Province: Pennsylvania

Birth Country: United States

Resident City: Taliesin West, Scottsdale

Resident State/Province: Arizona

Resident Country: United States

Notes: Married to Peter Berndtson, an architect; sister of Hulda Brierly Drake

Sources:; also:(PDF) A Directory of Frank Lloyd Wright Associates: APPRENTICES 1929 to 1959 .... 06/01/53 from Google search on Frank Lloyd Wright apprentices



Employer: Taliesin West and Frank Lloyd Wright Associates

Title: Landscape architect and interior designer

City: Taliesin West, Scottsdale

State: Arizona

Country: United States

Start Date: January 01, 1935

Notes: Lifetime employment and close working relationship with Wright. Taugh in the FLLW School of Architecture


No collaborators on record


Institution: Frank Lloyd Wright Associates

City: Taliesin West, Scottsdale

State: Arizona

Country: United States

Start Date: January 01, 1934

Notes: Teliesin Fellow


Name: Interior Plantscape Association

Name: Pilanthropy Leadeership Award

Name: The Wright Spirit Award


No exhibitions on record

Notable Projects

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Institution: Carnegie Technical Institute

Department: Architecture

Start Date: January 01, 1933

End Date: January 01, 1934

Notes: one of only five female students in the architecture program

Institution: Frank Lloyd Wright

Notes: studied with FLW for 10 years, worked on models for Broadacre City. Also traveled in USA to help explain the idea.


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Professional Affiliations

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Publications By

Title: Tales of Taliesin: a memoir of fellowship

Publication: book

Issue: ISBN 0-7649-1335-2

Publisher: Pomegranate Communications, Inc.

City: Robert Park

Date Published: January 01, 2000

Publications About

Title: Architecture and utopia: Cornelia Brierly and the Taliesin Fellowship (Frank Lloyd Wright)

Author: Parker, cgynthia Jhean, PhD

Publication: Dissertation, Northern Arizona University

Publisher: Northern Ariuzona University

Date Published: January 01, 2005


Notes: Biography