Floyd Hamblen is a member of the Taliesin Fellowship and faculty of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. He runs his architecture practice and makes his home at Taliesin in Spring Green, Wisconsin.
His connection with Taliesin goes back to 1985 when he worked in the Frank Lloyd Wright Archive encapsulating, cataloging, and photographing the drawings of Frank Lloyd Wright. In 1997 he enrolled in the School of Architecture where he received his Master of Architecture degree. At that time he participated in the schools learning by doing philosophy, working with original Frank Lloyd Wright students and Taliesin Architect Wes Peters, Johnny DeKoven Hill, and Charles Montooth on various projects though out his apprenticeship.
During much of the 1990’s Floyd Hamblen worked in Berlin, Germany for Architect Hinrich Baller and in Frankfurt, Germany for Architects Jourdan & Muller. While in Europe he gained invaluable experience working on large scale projects as well as familiarity in the high German environmental standards used in their buildings.
In 1999 Floyd Hamblen was invited to join Taliesin Architects as he returned to the U.S. with his wife and son to Spring Green, Wisconsin. Soon after that Floyd and his wife Caroline were invited and accepted to become Senior Fellowship members of the Taliesin Fellowship and moved onsite. 2003 marked the year when Floyd Hamblen, along with longtime Taliesin Architect Charles Montooth partnered to form Montooth Hamblen Architecture and Design, LLC. Their work included a major addition to the Prairie School in Racine, an original Charles Montooth design, St. Joseph Catholic Church in Adams Friendship, as well as numerous residential projects. Charles Montooth has since retired and Floyd Hamblen continues the architectural practice at Taliesin, Spring Green, WI, carrying on the legacy begun with Mr. Montooth and evolving it into future designs and building approaches, now as Floyd Hamblen Architect LLC.
Floyd Hamblen is a current member of the Taliesin Fellowship and onsite resident as well as faculty member of the Taliesin School of Architecture.