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FRIENDS OF THE SCHOOL SUPPORT CAMPAIGN

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The Friends of the Frank Wright School of Architecture is an official campaign of the alumni with the purpose of uniting public support and raising funds to ensure the continuance of the School through media advocacy and legal counsel. Donations received in excess of this need will go towards a fund to support the School to assist it in becoming an independent subsidiary of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. As this campaign is a volunteer effort, none of the funds received are or will be used for administrative salaries.

Architectural education practiced at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture is like no other in the world: Our School provides an individualized, hands-on, and immersive experience that provides the professional M.Arch degree required to practice architecture in most states and in many countries while simultaneously steeping students in the organic concept that architecture is life.

Students of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture work with Fellowship member Arnold Roy in the Taliesin West drafting studio.

Students of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture work with Fellowship member Arnold Roy in the Taliesin West drafting studio.

Stricter accreditation standards are requiring the School to become an independent subsidiary of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, which has long operated the School as a semi-autonomous department. The alumni, past and current fellowship members, and long-time supporters of the School have embraced this governance requirement as an opportunity to support the School in its bid to become an independent subsidiary, with clear roles and responsibilities between the School and the Foundation.

By supporting this campaign, our beloved School — rich with a legacy that continues to shape architecture at the highest level — can remain the beacon of profound and unconventional higher education that it is, and to become even stronger in the years ahead.

Join us in support of the School by sending a check to:

Taliesin Fellows, Inc.
P.O. Box 5603
Scottsdale, Arizona 85261

Include “School Support Fund” in the Memo line. All contributions are tax-deductible.

Thank you for you support at this critical time.

June 2014 Fellows Weekend at Taliesin

 

Members of the board gather in the Roberts Room at Hillside.

Members of the board gather in the Roberts Room at Hillside on June 7, 2014.

Friday, June 6 –  Committee Meetings, School Coordinations

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.   Publications – Hillside Dining Room

11:00 -12:30 a.m.   Membership – Studio Fireplace Area

12:30 p.m.   Lunch

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.      Education – Roberts Room

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.      Fundraising – Hillside Dining Room

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.      Cocktails on the Hillside Lawn

 

Saturday, June 7 – Board of Directors Meeting, Taliesin Evening

8:00 a.m.   General Session– Gathering of Directors & Guests

Noon Break – Lunch at Taliesin West Dining Room

1:30 p.m.   Business Session

Taliesin Evening – Black Tie Optional

February 2014 Fellows Weekend at Taliesin West

 

A tribute to Dr. Joseph Roark, member of the Fellowship since 1956 and beloved publisher of the Whirling Arrow. Touching words by Chuck Arundale.

A tribute to Dr. Joseph Roark, member of the Fellowship since 1956 and beloved publisher of the Whirling Arrow. Touching words by Chuck Arundale.

Friday, Feb. 7 –  Committee Meetings, School Coordinations

9:00 a.m.   Publications – Dining Rm

10:00 a.m.   Education – Conference Rm

11:00 a.m.   Membership – Studio

12:30 p.m.   Lunch – Sponsored by Thomas Moser Furniture

1:30 p.m.   Fundraising – Conference Rm

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.   Roundtable with Students – Conference Rm

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.   Cocktails on the Guest Deck

Saturday, Feb. 8  – Board of Directors Meeting – Poppyfield

8:00 a.m.   General Session– Gathering of Directors & Guests For Coffee, etc

Noon Break – Lunch at Taliesin West Dining Room

1:30 p.m.   Business Session

4:00 p.m.   Memorial for Dr. Joseph Roark, “Dr. Joe”

6:00 p.m.   Taliesin Evening – Black Tie

November 2013 Fellows Weekend at Taliesin West

Thursday, November 14  Dinner & Discussion

6 p.m.  Informal Dinner, Taliesin West Dining Room

 

Friday, November 15 – Working Meetings, School Coordinations

9:00 a.m.  Publications

10:00 a.m.  Fundraising/Membership

11:00 a.m.  Education

12:30 p.m.   Lunch

1:30 p.m. -6:30 p.m.   Career Day at Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture

 

Saturday, November 16  – Board of Directors Meeting, Frank Henry Memorial

8:00 a.m.   General Session at Poppyfield

Noon Break – Lunch at Taliesin West

1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m   Business Session

6:30 p.m.   Memorial for Frank Henry

June 2013 Fellows Weekend at Taliesin

Thursday, June 4 – Dinner & Discussion

             6 p.m.    Informal Dinner, Hillside Dining Room

Friday, June 7 – Campus Work Session

            8:30 a.m. – 12:30p.m.    Meet at Hillside Kitchen – Focus on Assistibg Fellowship with preparations for Saturday Formal

            12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.    Lunch

            1:30 – 3:00 p.m.    Return to Workday Activities

            5:30 p.m.    Cocktails Followed by Dinner with the Fellowship

Saturday, June 8  – Board of Directors Meeting & Taliesin Evening

            8 a.m.    General Session- Directors & Guests Gathering – Refreshments, Taliesin Education Office

           Noon Break – Lunch at Taliesin

           1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.    Business Session

           6:30 p.m. Formal Dinner with 200 of Your Best Friends.  Dust off Your Cummerbund or Get Out the High Heels.

March 2013 Fellows Weekend at Taliesin West

Friday, March 1

  • Morning Fellows Work Day session: 8:30 AM-lunch 
  • Afternoon work session (construction class): 1:30-4:30 Join projects in progress
  • Cocktails: 6 PM on the Guest Deck

Saturday, March 2

  • 9 AM-12:30 AM General session for Directors and guests — including students
  • 9:30 AM School Report and discussion of HLC requirements
  • 4 PM David Wright house tour
  • 6 PM Dinner at Lath and Adrienne Schiffner residence
Eric Lloyd Wright greets Fellows at the David Wright House, recently saved from demolition.

Eric Lloyd Wright, seated, greets Fellows at the David Wright House, recently saved from demolition by an enthusiast of organic architecture.

November 2012: 80th Reunion of Taliesin Fellowship

Current Taliesin students present a Slide Slam of their recent work to many generations of Fellows.

Current Taliesin students present a Slide Slam of their recent work to many generations of Fellows.

Fellows Reunion and “Minding Design” Symposium

 :Thursday, November 8

A host of Fellows Reunion events in the Music Pavillion

:Friday, November 9

5:30 Cocktail Reception

Book sale/signing, Film Screening

“If Buildings Could Talk” (3D) By: Wim Wenders

Seven generations of apprentices from the 30's through the 90's reminisce about their Taliesin experience. Beautiful, amazing event, less than amazing photo. (Sorry!)

Nov. 8: Seven generations of apprentices from the 30′s through the 90′s reminisce about their Taliesin experience. Beautiful, amazing event, less than amazing photo. (Sorry!)

:Saturday, November 10

8:30        Doors Open

9:00        Welcome and Introductions

Sean Malone, CEO, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

9:15        Juhani Pallasmaa

Introduction by Victor Sidy, Dean, FLLW School of Architecture

9:55        Michael Arbib

         Introduction by Jeff Grip, Board Chairman, FLLW Foundation

 

Arbib speaks

Nov. 10: Michael Arbib speaks

10:45         Break

11:10        Jeanne Gang

         Introduction by Anne Maley, former CEO, FLLW Foundation

11:55        Iain McGilchrist

Introduction by Maura Grogan, Board Chair, FLLW School of Architecture

1:00        Lunch

2:00       Panel Discussion featuring all keynote speakers

Juhani Pallasma speaks

Nov. 10: Juhani Pallasma speaks

and Alberto Perez-Gomez

Moderated by Sarah Robinson

3:15        Tea Break

3:45–4:45    Symposium Workshops

Workshops allow you to have deeper discussions with our keynote

        speakers and workshop leaders based on the topics of their earlier talks.

Sidney K. Robinson & Juhani Pallasmaa, Living Room Garden

A lovely Taliesin Evening was held in the cabaret theater on Nov. 10, 2012.

Nov. 10: Taliesin Evening in the Cabaret Theater.

Alberto Perez-Gomez & Michael Arbib, Apprentice Court

Melissa Farling & Iain McGilchrist, Dining Room

6:00        Cocktail Reception*

7:00        Dinner Celebration*

Music by Taliesin String

Quartet

 

Effi Casey and Caroline Hamblen, followed by the Taliesin string quartet, perform beautifully.

Effi Casey and Caroline Hamblen, followed by the Taliesin string quartet, perform beautifully.

:Sunday, November 11

Fellows Reunion events at the home of David Dodge

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the home of David Dodge, Fellows remember Cornelia Brierly (TF 34-12), Pedro Guerrero (TF 41-42), Edgar Tafel (TF 32-41), and other former members of the Taliesin Fellowship who passed away since the previous reunion.

In the home of David Dodge, Fellows remember Cornelia Brierly (TF 34-12), Pedro Guerrero (TF 41-42), Edgar Tafel (TF 32-41), and other former members of the Taliesin Fellowship who passed away since the previous reunion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

80th Reunion Certificate of Appreciation with autographs

80th Reunion Certificate of Appreciation with autographs of many Fellows, young and old

June 2014 Scholarship Announced

 

Nizar Schaller, recipient of the June 2014 Taliesin Fellows Scholarship award of $1,000

Nizar Schaller, recipient of the June 2014 Taliesin Fellows Scholarship award of $1,000

 We are pleased to announce the issuance of the first Taliesin Fellows scholarship.

Nizar Schaller, M.Arch student at Taliesin, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship in June 2014. The Fellows plan to issue a scholarship at least once per year to a student at Taliesin who demonstrates exemplary skills with an eagerness to further organic architecture.

There were many great applicants, making the education committee’s selection difficult. We thank all of those who applied and look forward to awarding the next scholarship. The future of organic architecture is bright.

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Fellows on Social Media

On a daily basis, Taliesin Fellows and Friends of Fellows keep in touch and maintain a lively conversation about Taliesin Fellows news and events, organic architecture, and a variety of other topics of interest via social media. You are invited to find our group on FacebookLinkedIn and Twitter. Click on the images to connect with our community.

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Design News

 

The Taliesin Mod.FabTM is an example of simple, elegant, and sustainable living in the desert. The one-bedroom, 600-square-foot prototype residence relies on panelized construction to allow for speed and economy on site or in a factory. It can be connected to utilities or be “unplugged,” relying on low-consumption fixtures, rainwater harvesting, greywater re-use, natural ventilation, solar orientation, and photovoltaics to reduce energy and water use. The structure is dimensioned and engineered to be transportable via roadway.

The Taliesin Mod.FabTM was designed and built by graduate and undergraduate students at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture with the faculty guidance of Michael P. Johnson and Jennifer Siegal, project manager Christian Butler, recent M.Arch graduate, and assistant project manager Nick Mancusi, current BAS student.

The structure can be visited on the student-led Taliesin West Desert Shelter Tour, Saturdays at 1:30, mid-November through mid-April.

The Mod.Fab™ has received numerous awards, among which:

Sunset Magazine’s Best Green Home Award

Time Magazine’s Best 100

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Fellows Portfolio Sample

 

 

 

Fellows Portfolio Sample