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“The mission of an architect is to help people understand how to make life more beautiful, the world a better one for living in, and to give reason, rhyme, and meaning to life.”
― Frank Lloyd Wright

As a fully accredited, experimental school that is newly independent and continues the apprenticeship program Frank Lloyd Wright started in 1932, SoAT builds on the past to help create the future. Building on Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs and thoughts, our graduate program in architecture teaches and practices learning by doing, new ways of looking, an ability to honor and build with the landscape, and experimentation. We draw on architectural precedents, case studies, and historical examples from cultures around the world. Many of the studio-based projects focus on projects that are socially responsible, environmentally sustainable, and culturally relevant.

We believe design must counter sprawl and the isolating principles of traditional planning. SoAT students learn how to serve our diverse communities by making our environment more sustainable, open to all, and beautiful.

And we are growing – in the number of graduating students, the number of applications, the number of new students, the number of completed construction of shelters, the number of community partnerships, the number of exchange programs, and the number needed for operating expenses.

We ask you to be part of our community by helping us create an environment that provides students with both ideas and tools so that they can become human beings of integrity and vision and make communities better places to live, work and play.

The School of Architecture at Taliesin is a 501(c)(3) Arizona nonprofit corporation. Gifts to SoAT are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. The School’s tax ID # is 82-1898299.

Office of Development and Alumni Relations
Gifts by Phone or Mail for both campuses:

U.S. Mail:
12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85259

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  • Taliesin Twelve Membership

    Members 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 School 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 Projects

    For companies or organizations looking to support the current Studio work at Taliesin, or to support the work of a future project, the School is always looking for opportunities to partner with stakeholders in the community. Currently, the School has embarked on a four-year project aimed at revitalizing the rural mining towns of Miami and Globe, Arizona, and is looking at other ways to impact the communities around us.

  • Named Scholarships

    The School provides annual scholarships to current and incoming students that are merit and need based. 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 School funds to be provided annually to student recipients in that donor’s name.