Some Lesser-known Projects of Tafel’s

Washington Square Park Public Buildings, ca. 1970
Washington Square Park Public Buildings, ca. 1970


As can be seen in the archive, Tafel was mostly designing private homes, churches, and school buildings during his early career in the 50s and 60s. However, Tafel did work on some projects that were out of his usual scope. For example, in the early 1970s, the City was looking to revitalize Washington Square Park. Tafel’s drawings for three public buildings were chosen as the winning designs and can still be seen in the Park today.

Below is a drawing for Scottsdale Inn, a design for an unbuilt project in Scottsdale, Arizona. The design looks to have taken some inspiration from Taliesin West, which is also in Scottsdale.

Scottsdale Inn, undated

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