SoAT Community Letter
The Taliesin Culture
From culture to creativity, travel to community gatherings, life at Taliesin provides an experience unlike that of any other school, and one that students here will carry with them for the rest of their lives. While the heart of life at Taliesin revolves around the studio and the creative work produced by students in Frank Lloyd Wright’s historic drafting rooms, students are encouraged to gain perspective from field trips to local artists’ workshops, living in and building their own shelter, and joining the community around them.
Master of Architecture Degree
The School of Architecture at Taliesin offers a three-year immersive Master of Architecture (M.Arch) program designed for students who thrive in a multifaceted environment focusing on rigorous design, critical thinking, and hands-on learning. The small-scale of the School facilitates an individualized educational experience and fosters a close relationship between students, faculty, and staff.
The M.Arch degree is an accredited, professional graduate degree leading to qualifications for architectural licensing. Graduates of the program are prepared to enter leadership roles within the architectural profession and become licensed architects upon completion of internship experience and passing the architectural exam.
The SoAT offers an 8-week Immersion experience at both the Taliesin and Taliesin West campuses. Geared to college-level participants and adults interested in deepening their understanding of architecture, this experience provides an opportunity to learn the discipline side-by-side with faculty and students.
During the program, participants investigate the basics of design, as well as the Taliesin campuses (Taliesin West in January-February, Taliesin in May-June). The Architecture Design Studio is the core of the Immersion experience and is housed in the studio drafting rooms, where Wright and his collaborators produced his work. During the course of the studio, students navigate the various phases of the architecture design process and explore architecture drawing and three-dimensional modeling techniques. Participants design an architecture project responding to a particular design challenge and the final projects are presented and reviewed by faculty and students.
News & Events
SO LONG SONORAN | 06.9.2020
By JONATHAN HILBURG (@JHILBURG) • June 9, 2020 AN has learned that the college formerly known as the School of Architecture at Taliesin will change its name and move summer classes to Cosanti and Arcosanti, with plans to try to make Cosanti its permanent home. The move comes after a protracted back-and-forth with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation that spilled out into public view earlier in…
SoAT Community Letter | 3.17.2020
Taliesin West, March 17, 2020 Dear Friends, As you might have heard, the Board of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation recently reiterated their decision to not renew the Memorandum of Understanding that forms the basis on which our life at Taliesin and Taliesin West is based. They claim that this is a new…