b'ARCHITECTURAL NAMES TO KNOWTwo of Arizonas best-remembered architects have stewards who maintain their desert headquarters. Here are ways to get a taste of their talents.FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT (1867-1959) developed a style of building in harmony with the intended surroundings.A 125-foot-tall spire that he once pitched for the Arizona capitol now anchors the intersection of Scottsdale Road and Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard. Its a sure departure from the blend-in-with-the-environment ethos: At night its illuminated from within and visible for miles. The surrounding memorial park, free to see at any time, holds two water features, a circular, shaded sitting space, and several small sculptures by Heloise Crista (1926-2018), a longtime resident of Wrights Scottsdale campus.Taliesin West, Wrights winter home and laboratory, offers guided architecture and landscape tours of 60 to 90 minutes (and is also highlighting glass artwork by Dale Chihuly through May 2022). Options from the gift shop: etched barware, embroidered journals.Musical Instrument MuseumPAOLO SOLERI (1919-2013) called his style of architecture arcology, emphasizing principles of ecology, stacked uses, walkability, and density. NEW BOSS, OLD BOSSHe noodled with sketches of bridges throughout his lifetime, and eventually saw exactly one, braced by a pair ofIn 2010, theMUSICAL INSTRUMENT 64-foot pylons, erected over the Arizona Canal southwest ofMUSEUM(MIM)struckabrave Scottsdale and Camelback Roads. Pedestrians cruise throughchord by erecting a sleek edifice in the area at all hours; savvy ones stop to notice the additionala patch of undeveloped desert in silo at the site, which alternately conceals and reveals anorth Phoenix. Today the scholarly complex cluster of signature windbells. hoarder of harmonic devices remainsBIG TALKCosanti, Soleris Paradise Valley home and foundry, offersan outlier, allowing some exhibits toThe Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian a couple of guided walks of the grounds per day. Sometimes abe touched by visitors, acknowl- Community is Scottsdales eastern visit coincides with a glowing-hot bronze bell pour by residentedging pop culture influences andneighbor and its character foil: small-artists. Options from the gift shop: patinated windbells,still-living legends, and promotingtown community, big-city address. articulated brass jewelry. personal headphone usage to hearOne of 22 Native American tribes in sound samples in nation-by-nationArizona, it is rich in history, culture Cosanti niches. The 2022 marquee exhibi- and fun. With nationally known ven-tion, Treasures: Legendary Musicalues and one-of-a-kind attractions, the Instruments, surveys 6,000 yearsTALKING STICK ENTERTAINMENT of device development, including aDISTRICTis Arizonas playground. gilded bronze Erard piano seen at theOver15entertainmentvenues 1889 Worlds Fair and a left-handedalongtheCommunityswestern Black Widow guitar Jimi HendrixborderincludeMedievalTimes, used in 1968. The 300-seat MIM the- OdySea Aquarium, Mavrix, Octane ater mounts an ambitious scheduleRaceway, Top Golf, the USS Arizona of live shows. Memorial Gardens and Salt River Fields, spring training home of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies.Merkin Vineyards TastingPHOTOS BY LP; CLARISSA PETERSON/CREATIVE COMMONSRoom & Osteria22 THE WESTIN KIERLAND MAGAZINE'