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Dear Friends,

The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture at Taliesin is about to become fully independent, but we need your help to achieve that freedom. We are approaching a crucial deadline, and we need that assistance now.

As you know, recent changes in accreditation regulations require the School to be fully independent from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. We see this as an opportunity for us to build on the traditions that have made us one of the most innovative and distinctive schools of architecture in the world by defining our own course. We aim to continue notions of organic architecture, learning by doing, building with, not on, the land, and the other concepts central to Frank Lloyd Wright’s practice and teaching while addressing the concerns and realities of our world today. Already, we have some of the best students, faculty, and staff at Taliesin, and we aim to enhance the School’s quality and focus as we emerge as an independent entity. Taliesin is a magical place, and we need to put that magic to work for this and future generations of students.

To do so, we need to stand on our own, both intellectually and financially. As the incoming Dean, I am very excited about the improvements and extensions of the curriculum we have planned. Already, we have garnered substantial support from other members of the extended Taliesin community. By the end of the month, we aim to have raised $200,000 in cash and $1 million in pledges over the next five years. Raising this amount is the condition the Foundation has set for continuing on our path to independence. We need you to stand with us in this effort.

Please take a moment to view below the heartfelt video one of our students, Pablo Moncayo, produced at Taliesin, and then please click on the links below to donate to our Campaign for Independence. We would very much appreciate both your immediate support and your ongoing commitment over the next five years. Of course, your contributions are fully tax deductible under applicable laws.

Please consider making a donation to ensure our future.

All of us at the School appreciate your support, and I welcome your thoughts, comments and questions –as well as your most generous donation.

Thank you, and best wishes,

Aaron Betsky
Dean


Taliesin, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, builds architects of the future by offering comprehensive study towards a professional Master of Architecture (M.Arch) degree. The program is designed for students who thrive in a multifaceted environment focusing on rigorous design, critical thinking, and hands-on learning. The School’s specialized approach facilitates an individualized educational experience and fosters a close relationship between students, faculty, and staff.

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Contact the Office of Admissions with questions at:
email: admissions@taliesin.edu
phone: 480.627.5345.
For all questions regarding tours and general inquiries regarding the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, please call: 480.860.2700.

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Taliesin’s M. Arch program continues to gain worldwide attention. ARCHH has recognized Taliesin as a Top 10 program

M.ARCH APPLICATIONS

Applications to the Master of Architecture program at Taliesin are accepted year round. Application decisions are ongoing

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TALIESIN WEST LECTURE SERIES 2015

The 2015 lecture series entitled "Free and Open to the Public" will explore open-source, pro bonoand public space design by some of the worlds leading architects and designers. Lectures take place on Thursday evenings at 7PM in the Pavilion and are open to everyone, free of charge.

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TALIESIN SUMMER IMMERSION

The Summer Immersion session is planned for May 27 – July 24, 2015 at the Taliesin campus in Wisconsin. Applications must be received by May 13, 2015. The cost for the program is $4,800, which includes tuition, room, and board.


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Lotus Shelter Restoration and Rehabilitation

Taliesin and ASU students collaborated with Kamal Amin on the restoration and rehabilitation of the historic 1963 Lotus Shelter at Taliesin West. (more images and story after the jump).


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Juhani Pallasmaa reflection on Taliesin West

Orchestrating Architecture: Atmosphere in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Buildings. Article on Archinet by Juhani Pallasmaa, Scholar in Residence 2012-13, reflecting on his experience at Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West campus.


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STUDENT SHELTERS

Learn more about the personal-scale experimental living structures at both campuses with a long tradition of design/build learning experiences that provide opportunities to integrate design skills while making place for poetic habitation.


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TALIESIN VIDEOS

Watch new videos produced by the School and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, showcasing several aspects of the Taliesin learning experience; from the beautiful campus in the desert, to the academic vigor of learning by doing.

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CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION - TALIESIN SCHOLAR

Each year, CAF offers six high school students the chance to experience a life-changing apprenticeship at Taliesin, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture in Spring Green, Wisconsin during their summer break. The Taliesin Scholar Program is an intensive, week-long architectural studio. This opportunity is reserved for six select Chicago Public School high school students who participate in the CAF Newhouse Architecture & Design Competition.

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MOD.FAB PROJECT

This small Accessory Dwelling Unit designed and constructed by students and faculty, has received numerous awards, and is now also produced in three sizes and three material finishes by Lindal Cedar Homes.


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TALIESIN DESIGN AND LINDAL CEDAR HOMES

A portfolio of designs created through the collaboration of faculty and graduate students for the charter launch of the Lindal Architects Collaborative program. Lindal utilizes a modular structural grid for the wooden post/beam construction and guarrantees a high-standard environmental performance.