Founded by Frank Lloyd Wright as
the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932

We Are An Intimate Learning Environment Unlike Any Other

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.

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Our programs

Master of 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.

Immersion Program

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.

Featured course
usonia 21

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.

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Lecture Series

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.

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Featured Course
shelter thesis
Continuing a tradition of building dating to the earliest days of the Taliesin Fellowship, TSOA students continue to design and build Shelters as part of their capstone Thesis work.
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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.

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