Soleri was born in Turin, Italy in 1919. He was
awarded his Ph.D. with highest honors in architecture
from the Torino Polytechnico in 1946. He came to
the United States in 1947 and was in fellowship
with Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin West in Arizona
and at Taliesin East in Wisconsin. He returned to
Italy in 1950 where he was commissioned to build
"Cereamica Artistica Solimene" where he
became familier with the processes in the ceramics
industry which led to his award winning designs
of ceramic and bronze windbells and siltcast architectural
1956 he settled in Scottsdale, Arizona with his family
and established the Cosanti Foundation, a not-for-profit
educational foundation. Soleri is known for architectural
and structural integrity, conceptual urban planning,
university lectures and the workshops at Arcosanti...
an urban laboratory in Arizona.
piece in the Cosanti Collection is designed by Paolo
Soleri and embellished by skilled artisans in sympathy
with his compositional standards.