The School of Architecture at Taliesin is where we learn how to change the world through architecture. We are an experimental and open-minded graduate level program where we learn from nature and from the world around us on how to make our communities we inhabit more sustainable, open, and beautiful! Our students make this happen everyday and only with your support can we ensure our students can continue this important legacy! Many opportunities to donate and make an impact are available below or you can make an easy and quick donation today using the button below!
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The School of Architecture at Taliesin
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Scottsdale, Arizona 85259-2537
Building on Frank Lloyd Wright's designs and thoughts, we are a graduate program in architecture that teaches and practices learning by doing, new ways of looking and experimentation. We learn how to serve our diverse communities by making our environment more sustainable, open to all, and beautiful.
SOAT is dedicated to breaking boxes that keep us contained. We believe design must counter sprawl and the isolating principles of traditional planning. At Taliesin, we frame the possibility of a world open to all.
Student SponsorshipWithout our students The School of Architecture at Taliesin cannot succeed in its mission! Our students come from many walks of life and some have more needs than others, if you would like to directly sponsor a students' yearly tuition you may do so at any time! All yearly tuition donations will be applied to a student with the most need based on an evaluation of their Financial Aid packages. You may directly name a student by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org!
OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTNER WITH THE SCHOOL
Taliesin Twelve MembershipMembers of the Taliesin Twelve make a multi-year commitment to the School. They also act as a council advising the President on the school’s strategic direction and offer advice on programs and opportunities. The current membership supports the SOAT at $12,500 annually for five years and includes notable voices in the field such as Frank Gehry, innovative business leaders Mark Friedman, Jason Fried, and Carl Schaffer, and cherished Trustees and Alumni, including the Chair of the Board, Jacki Lynn, former Taliesin Fellows Bing Hu, Tim Wright and Karen Ellzey, Charles and Fonda Paterson, and local philanthropic leaders and jazz icons, Bob and Gretchen Ravenscroft.
Sponsored Studio ProjectsCompanies or organization interested in either supporting current Taliesin design studio work, or investing in future projects, can always expect us to welcome opportunities to partner with community stakeholders. Currently, the School has embarked on a four-year project aimed at revitalizing the rural mining towns of Miami and Globe, Arizona, and is actively investigating other ways to impact the communities around us.
Named ScholarshipsSOAT provides annual merit and need based scholarships to current and incoming students. Currently, the school has eight named scholarships allocated annually to students. Any donation made in the amount of $25,000 or greater can be designated to a Named Scholarship, and will be combined with other endowed SOAT funds to provide annual support to student recipients in that donor’s name.
Named Capital Projects
As enrollment increases, the School must also enhance the campuses we inhabit. Capital projects will occur in the coming years at Taliesin, Taliesin West, and the David and Gladys Wright House. We are happy to discuss naming opportunities at the donor’s request.
Endowed Chair Positions
As the school grows into a newly independent organization, we are looking to secure our future. To do that, we need to build our leadership and academic depth. We are seeking support for name positions that will help us become thought leaders.
The current Named Endowed Chairs available are: President of the School of Architecture at Taliesin | Dean of the School of Architecture at Taliesin | Visiting Taliesin Faculty Fellowship
The School of Architecture at Taliesin is a 501(c)(3) Arizona nonprofit corporation. Gifts to the School of Architecture at Taliesin are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. The School’s tax ID # is 82-1898299.