Architect Bruce Goff (1904–1982) was born in the small town of Alton, Kansas. At an early age, his family moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma. Reared by his grandmother, he was encouraged to pursue a passion for drawing and collecting natural elements like shells or crystals. Later in his career, he claimed that it was this exposure that shaped his approach to form. A 12-year-old child prodigy, he began an apprenticeship at local firm Rush, Endacott & Rush. At first, he was assigned to conceive imaginary buildings but due to the demand of Tulsa’s building boom, he was soon realizing his own buildings. By age 21, five of his designs had been erected. Introduced to Frank Lloyd Wright through his training, Goff’s... more.