Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture

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The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture was founded 1932 when a group of 23 aspiring architects relocated to live and learn at Taliesin in Spring Green, Wisconsin. In the winter of 1935, Frank and Olgivanna Lloyd Wright, the school’s founders, moved the entire student body to Chandler, Arizona, to work on the construction of the model of Broadacre City. The tradition of moving the school between Wisconsin and Arizona still continues to this day. In 1937, Frank Lloyd purchased enough land in Scottsdale to build a permanent campus and a facility based on a new kind of desert architecture. For a little over half the year students study in Arizona, for the remainder they study in Wisconsin.

Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture offers two accredited degree programs: Bachelor of Architectural Studies and Master of Architecture. Both degrees provide a rigorous curriculum that focuses on critical thinking, hands-on learning, and of course design. They also require students to be self-motivated, independent thinkers that can see projects through from beginning to end.

The Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) is a pre-professional degree that is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Candidates for the program must have graduated from high school and fulfilled various post-secondary prerequisites. Upon graduation, students will be prepared for entry-level career positions and professional-level graduate programs in architecture.

The Master of Architecture (M.Arch) degree at Frank Lloyd School of Architecture is a professional graduate degree program accredited by the HLC and National National Architectural Accrediting Board. The M.Arch degree is designed to help prepare students for professional architectural licensing. A bachelor’s degree in architecture or a related field, along with completion of various post-secondary prerequisites, are required for admission into the program. Upon graduation, students will be prepared to fulfill all professional licensing requirements and assume leadership roles within the industry.

Unlike other higher education institutions, the degree programs at Frank Lloyd School are rigorous but noncompetitive. In fact, traditional grading has been entirely done away with. Students’ performance and progress is assessed by faculty, mentors and architects within the field based on periodic evaluation of coursework, projects and the students portfolio.

General Information

Taliesin West, Scottsdale, AZ 85261

General Phone:(480) 860-2700
Type of Institution:Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Awards Offered:BA/BS degree
MA/MS degree
Campus setting:City: Midsize
On-campus housing:Yes
Student Population:23 (12 undergraduate)
Ratio of students to faculty:2 to 1
Director of Admissions:Nick DePorter ([email protected])

Tuition & Fees

Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $30,000
In-state Student Fees $100
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $30,000
Out-of-state Fees $100

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 4 3
Architecture and Related Services 4 3
Architecture 4 3
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

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