Archinect - News 2017-08-16T22:04:14-04:00 After a tough couple years, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture has a new lease on lifeā€”and a new name Nicholas Korody 2017-04-24T20:41:00-04:00 >2017-04-25T13:52:32-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="486" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">T</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">he Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture</a>&nbsp;has had a rough go of things the last few years. The school, which is located at the historic winter home of Wright, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taliesin West</a>, almost lost its accreditation because it wasn&rsquo;t financially independent from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Things got so bad that they temporarily suspended new enrollment.</p><p>Then, the critic Aaron Betsky took over the deanship and was able to fundraise enough to keep the school accredited. Now, to mark their new, more-removed relationship to the Foundation, the school has been renamed the School of Architecture at Taliesin.&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;Adopting this new name, the School of Architecture at Taliesin, helps us to secure our identity as an experimental, forward-looking architecture program that is deeply rooted in the Taliesin Fellowship,&rdquo; Betsky <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">states</a>. &ldquo;The process in which we developed our new relationship with the Foundation and our accreditors has been an opportunity to closely examine who we are as a school and ho...</p> The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture to remain accredited Nicholas Korody 2017-03-10T18:00:00-05:00 >2017-03-10T18:00:57-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After years of uncertainty, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture has had an application approved that will enable it to remain accredited. Previously, the school&rsquo;s accreditation was <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">threatened</a> because it wasn&rsquo;t operating independently of its sponsoring organization, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. The application that was approved enables the school to separate itself from the Foundation while still using its facilities.</p><p>Last year, when the school attempted a similar application, officials found that they did not provide sufficient evidence that they would be able to meet several standards, such as maintaining a staff capable of running high-quality programs.</p><p>Part of the new plan entails that the school and foundation will collaborate on founding a K-12 program. The foundation will also expand its STEM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) programming.</p> Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture reaches fundraising goal of $2M, working towards independence from foundation Alexander Walter 2015-12-23T12:43:00-05:00 >2015-12-28T22:35:36-05:00 <img src="" width="600" height="336" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture has issued a statement that it has reached its 2015 fundraising goal of $2 million&nbsp;&ndash; a crucial milestone towards establishing the school's independence from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. The goal of becoming an independent subsidiary of the foundation became necessary when new accreditation regulations established in 2011 required the school to be financially and administratively independent or risk being stripped of its accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission.</p><p>In this latest statement, the school says: "As part of the agreement, the Foundation will continue to support the School financially over the next four years, investing over $1.4 in its operating costs and future growth. In addition, it will donate the extensive use of historic, residential, and classroom facilities at Taliesin and Taliesin West, which cost the Foundation over $1 million in cash a year for the spaces utilized by the School.&nbsp; Combined with the more than...</p> With $1.5M to go, Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture approaches first fundraising milestone towards independence Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-08-05T12:59:00-04:00 >2015-08-08T23:04:58-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="296" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In December of last year, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation announced that it would try to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">fundraise $2M by the end of 2015</a>, in order to establish The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture as an independent organization. The Foundation set a $1M goal to be reached by the end of August 2015, and is now half way there &ndash; but must raise the remaining funds by August 25 in order to continue fundraising as planned.</p><p>From a press release issued by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation yesterday, the Chair of the School's Board of Governors, Jacalyn Lynn, asked those who wish to see the school continue operating to donate to the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Campaign for Independence"</a> cause:</p><p>&ldquo;Without significant and immediate support, there will no longer be a stand-alone accredited Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. This campaign is the only opportunity to save the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture as we know it &ndash; and to ensure its success and impact for decades to come."</p><p>Past news from Taliesin's rocky hi...</p> Schools shuffle and museums move forward: Weekly News Round-Up for October 27, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-11-03T20:29:00-05:00 >2014-11-03T20:30:36-05:00 <img src="" width="530" height="398" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Friday, October 31:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="New Plan for Architecture School at Wright Foundation" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Plan for Architecture School at Wright Foundation</a>: Facing the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">loss of its accreditation</a> in 2017, the school is considering independent incorporation in order to continue operating.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Thursday, October 30:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Archinect's Lexicon: &quot;Anthropocene&quot;" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Lexicon: "Anthropocene"</a>: Recognizing that&nbsp;"Architecture notoriously appropriates and invents new language &ndash; sometimes to make appeals, sometimes to fill conceptual gaps, sometimes nonsensically", Archinect's new series will create a lexicon of (mostly new) discursive architectural terms.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Wednesday, October 29:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Relocation or Adaptation: S&atilde;o Paulo Nears Collapse as Drought Continues" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Relocation or Adaptation: S&atilde;o Paulo Nears Collapse as Drought Continues</a>: Partially due to climate change and deforestation, major reservoirs are dangerously low and cities in S&atilde;o Paulo are beginning to go dry.</li><li><a title="Sn&oslash;hetta to take over SF development project near Civic Center" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sn&oslash;hetta to take over SF development project near Civic Center</a>: The condo design originally was given to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Richard Meier</a>, and may involve relocating the adjacent subway stop at Civic Center in downtown San Francisco.</li><li><a title="The Broad Kinda Sorta Has an Opening Date: Fall 2015" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Broad Kinda Sorta Has an...</a></li></ul> Broad Minded City Documentary Film looking for a venue Quirino de la Cuesta 2012-11-29T14:59:00-05:00 >2012-12-03T18:58:12-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="886" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Broad Minded City is a Documentary about Urban Planning, Design and Architecture focusing on the current issues facing cities in development, issues like sustainability, culture identity, infrastructure, transportation and preservation. It's a multidisciplinary approach loosely based on Frank Lloyd Wright's urban model "Broadacre City" to show the difference between Broadacre City and Urban Sprawl as we know it today.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Right now, we are looking to share a 10-15 min short film of Broad Minded City to the public in a venue. The initial screening will mostly happen in the Los Angeles area, but not&nbsp; against screening on other cities interested in this subject matter. The hope is to make the documentary into a full-feature film (90 mins. or longer).</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> If anyone is interested in screening in their gallery space or movie venue, please contact or you have different suggestions on a idea venue. The documentary is not only for the architect, developer, planner &amp; designer, but to the broader audience who have an interest or a belief that cities and the urban environment should have better planning, transparency &amp; design, that the design of buildings and spaces should be an everyday experience.</p>