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Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation will use Taliesin West to Educate about Living with Nature

11:00 - 22 April, 2019
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation will use Taliesin West to Educate about Living with Nature , © Andrew Pielage
© Andrew Pielage

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation has used Earth Day, April 22nd, 2019, to launch a new initiative focused on educating the public about how sustainable practices are used in the conservation of National Historic Landmark sites, including the renowned architect’s Taliesin (Wisconsin) and Taliesin West (Arizona) residences. Taking place throughout the year, the Foundation’s efforts will aim to show how these practices can serve as examples for other facets of society.

Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture Raises Over $2 Million in Path for Independence

16:00 - 27 December, 2015
Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture Raises Over $2 Million in Path for Independence, Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture Main Campus at Taliesin West. Image © Creative Commons Taliesin West by Andrew Horne is licensed under CC BY 3.0
Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture Main Campus at Taliesin West. Image © Creative Commons Taliesin West by Andrew Horne is licensed under CC BY 3.0

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."

Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin 4 Lamp Now Available on Yamagiwa

16:31 - 31 July, 2015
Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin 4 Lamp Now Available on Yamagiwa, © Yamagiwa
© Yamagiwa

Update: The product is available internationally, but has yet to be released in the US. 

You can now adorn your home with your very own Frank Lloyd Wright Taliesin 4 lamp. Lighting brand Yamagiwa and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation have reached an agreement to sell reproductions of the wooden lamp.

Available in both cherry and walnut, the towering geometrical lamp was originally designed by Wright for the Hillside Home School theater that had burned and was reconstructed at Taliesin in 1952. It features an array of stacked boxes, embellished with red accents, that indirectly reflect off directional boards placed above and below each cube.

© Yamagiwa © Yamagiwa © Yamagiwa © Yamagiwa + 8

Alumni Launch Petition to Save the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture's Accreditation

00:00 - 15 September, 2014
Alumni Launch Petition to Save the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture's Accreditation , The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture’s Main Campus at Taliesin West. Image © Flickr User: lumierefl
The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture’s Main Campus at Taliesin West. Image © Flickr User: lumierefl

A group of alumni from the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture have launched a petition on change.org to incorporate the school “as an independent subsidiary as required by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to ensure this irreplaceable treasure is perpetuated.” The school is currently at risk of losing its accreditation due to a recently enacted HLC law that requires colleges and other institutions to be accredited separately from the organizations that sponsor them. The Frank Lloyd Wright School is currently funded as a part of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, which supports both of the school’s campuses, and preserves collections of Wright’s work.

Frank Lloyd Wright School Facing Loss of Accreditation

00:00 - 26 August, 2014
Frank Lloyd Wright School Facing Loss of Accreditation, The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture's Main Campus at Taliesin West. Image © Flickr User: lumierefl
The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture's Main Campus at Taliesin West. Image © Flickr User: lumierefl

The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture is currently at risk of losing its accreditation. The school has been cited as no longer meeting requirements by the Higher Learning Commission, a non-profit group whose approval is a prerequisite for the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)’s accreditation process. Founded in 1932 by Frank Lloyd Wright himself and still operating out of his campuses at Taliesin West and Taliesin, the school must now decide how best to meet HLC requirements, or risk losing the ability to confer Masters of Architecture degrees on its students.

Read on after the break to find out why the school faces this risk, and their plans to combat it

Harboe Architects Selected to Create Preservation Master Plan for Taliesin West

00:00 - 31 January, 2014
Harboe Architects Selected to Create Preservation Master Plan for Taliesin West, AD Classics: Taliesin West / Frank Lloyd Wright. Image © Flickr User: lumierefl
AD Classics: Taliesin West / Frank Lloyd Wright. Image © Flickr User: lumierefl

Chicago-based Harboe Architects has been chosen by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to construct a preservation master plan for Taliesin West, which will guide future restoration and conservation efforts for the prized National Historic Landmark. Built in Scottsdale, Arizona, by the hands of the architect himself, alongside his apprentices between 1937 and 1959, the desert landmark served as the winter home, studio and school of Frank Lloyd Wright. Read and relive the story of Taliesin West here on ArchDaily.