The School of Architecture at Taliesin

The School of Architecture at Taliesin is a private, graduate school of architecture with campuses in Scottsdale, Arizona and Spring Green, Wisconsin. The school focuses on the organic architecture design philosophy of its founder Frank Lloyd Wright.[1]

The School of Architecture at Taliesin
TypePrivate Architecture school
Established1932, 87 years ago
FounderFrank Lloyd Wright
PresidentAaron Betsky
Location, ,
33°36′22.8″N 111°50′45.5″W
Websitetaliesin.edu

The school traces its history to 1932 when Frank Lloyd Wright and his wife Olgivanna Lloyd Wright invited twenty-three apprentices to participate in the Taliesin Fellowship in Spring Green. The motto of the fellowship was to "Learn by Doing." In 1935, the fellowship migrated to Chandler, Arizona for the winter, which was the start of a tradition, which continues to this day, of alternating between the two campuses: Taliesin in Wisconsin and Taliesin West in Arizona.

Apprentices worked on important Wright projects including: the Johnson Wax Headquarters, Fallingwater, Guggenheim Museum, and Monona Terrace.[2]

The apprenticeship program evolved into the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, which was established in response to changing licensing requirements for architects, particularly the requirement to graduate from an accredited institution prior to sitting for the Architect Registration Examination. In 2017, the school changed its name to The School of Architecture at Taliesin.[3]

Academic program

The school offers a three-year, project-based Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) degree, with a focus on organic architecture. The school is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board and the Higher Learning Commission.[4]

References

  1. "SOAT The School of Architecture at Taliesin". The School of Architecture at Taliesin. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  2. "SOAT Legacy". The School of Architecture at Taliesin. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  3. "Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture will change its name". The Architects Newspaper. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  4. "Admissions - SOAT". The School of Architecture at Taliesin. Retrieved February 2, 2019.


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