Taliesin West was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright as a second residence and architecture studio for himself and his students. It is located in Scottsdale, Arizona, at the base of the McDowell mountains in the Sonoran desert. Construction lasted from 1937 to 1959, since Wright was constantly altering and improving his design. Taliesin West still functions as a school, and has been nominated for a place on the World Heritage List. In addition, it hosts tours, classes, and lectures.