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.

Program Overview
Our programs

Master of Architecture

Regular Application Deadline For Spring '25:
October 15, 2024 (Portfolios and Letters of Recommendation due October 30, 2024)

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.

Upcoming: Fall Immersion

September 1 - November 3, 2024
Early Bird Deadline ($1000 discount with $1800 deposit): July 15, 2024
Application Deadline for Fall '24: August 15, 2024

TSOA’s Immersion Program offers the opportunity to participate in an experience that elevates your architectural design skills and conceptual thinking through our school’s ethos of learning-by-doing. The program is geared to college-level participants and adults interested in deepening their understanding of the architectural discipline, and provides an opportunity to learn about architecture side-by-side with faculty and students at The School of Architecture.

Upcoming: Summer Immersion Program

July 8 - July 28, 2024
Application Deadline for Summer '24: May 15, 2024

The School of Architecture will offer a 3-week Immersion experience in Chicago geared to college-level participants and adults interested in deepening their understanding of architecture. This experience includes a design studio, seminars, a performance class, local field trips, a 2-day excursion to Spring Green, Wisconsin, and a rich integration of community life into the program's daily schedule.

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.

Learn More About Usonia 21
Lecture Series

Our 2023-24 Event Series, Shapes of Pedagogy, explores the spaces, structures and practices of experimental pedagogy in architectural education.

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Featured Course
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.
Explore Shelter Thesis

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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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