The School of Architecture at Taliesin will close after 88 years after an agreement with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation was unable to be reached.
Established in 1932 by Frank Lloyd Wright, the school was integral to fostering Wright’s vision of “organic architecture.” Over 1,200 architects have lived, worked, and studied at the school since its founding. Students would split their time between Wright’s retreats housed at Taliesin West in Scottsdale and Taliesin in Spring Green, Wis.
“This is a sad and somber day for our school, our students and staff and the architecture community. We are saddened we could not reach an agreement with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to continue operating the architecture school. Our innovative school and its mission were integral to Frank Lloyd Wright’s vision for connecting architecture to our natural world. Wright’s legacy was not just building. It was a school to promulgate the lessons for all future generations,” said Dan Schweiker, Chairperson of the Board of Governors for the School of Architecture at Taliesin.
The School of Architecture at Taliesin will operate during the Spring 2020 semester before officially closing by the end of June. The school is working out an agreement with The Design School at Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts so students can transfer credits and complete their degree programs.