The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture has reached another important milestone on its current path to becoming independent from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, having raised over $2 million in cash and pledges. As the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture is currently an operating division of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, it faces losing its accreditation, following new laws by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) that require universities, colleges and other institutions to be financially and administratively independent from "larger institutions with multi-faceted missions." In reaction to this, the FLW School of Architecture has worked to gain independence from the foundation, with Alumni beginning a petition for the preservation of the school. The FLW Foundation itself has invested $1.4 million in the school’s operating costs and growth over the next four years, as well as donating extensive use of the facilities at Taliesin and Taliesin West. This, combined with the over $2 million raised will support the school until 2019, and potentially longer.
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