Now in our 91st year of operation, The School of Architecture is forging a new path while honoring the traditions, pedagogy, and philosophy of our past as the Taliesin Fellowship founded by Frank Lloyd Wright. We offer a contemporary design education based on Wright’s philosophy of learning by doing, experimentation, and building with the landscape. We strive to bring lasting innovation, equity, and sustainability to the diverse communities that we serve.
TSOA’s Master of Architecture program is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), the sole agency authorized to accredit US professional degree programs in architecture.
Application Deadline For Spring ’24:
October 15, 2023
The School of Architecture offers two- and three-year Master of Architecture (M.Arch) degrees designed for students who thrive in an immersive, 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.
Application Deadline For Fall ’23:
September 18, 2023
The School of Architecture offers an 8-week Immersion experience 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.
Usonia 21 is a service-learning initiative at the School of Architecture, focusing on student-led design projects in underserved communities. Emphasizing affordable housing and economic development, the program addresses sustainability, equity, and racial justice through architecture.
The School of Architecture, renowned for its distinctive pedagogy focused on Learning By Doing, Immersive Learning, and Material Experimentation within the rich landscape of the Arizona desert environment, is proud to showcase two design-build Shelter projects from this past Spring 2023 semester. These innovative structures demonstrate the school's commitment to experimental building practices in response to the direct environmental and cultural contexts that inform them.
TSOA's Spring Lecture Series presents two "Double Feature" lectures, each featuring two visiting guests at one time on a diverse range of topics related to architecture. The series aims to facilitate interdisciplinary dialogue across various themes, from design practice to curatorial work and writing. All are welcome to attend.
This past Spring 2023 semester, TSOA presented the second edition of John Lautner’s Pearlman Cabin & Walstrom Residence exhibition at Architekton, in collaboration with the Organic Architecture + Design Archives and the John Lautner Foundation. This exhibition, featuring two unique residential works by Lautner, a renowned American architect and early apprentice of the Taliesin Fellowship, first opened to the public at Arcosanti in the Fall of 2022, and was re-located and re-organized by TSOA students at the offices of Architekton in Tempe, Arizona.
The school admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.