Desert places arouse an awareness for me of the mystical. Monks and other mystics often retreat to desert wildernesses. So it should not be surprising that visionary architects might also find inspiration in the desert Southwest. Frank Lloyd Wright, the giant of American architects spent his later years near Phoenix building Taliesin West. This was his home, design studio, and school. One of his students, Paulo Soleri broke with Wright and built a home and studio of his own not far away. Each of these men, one now dead and the other still living, continue to provide visions for architecture's future.