|2/11/2020 2:08:00 PM|
Spring Green's Taliesin Preservation
responds to the School of
Architecture at Taliesin Closing
The architecture school, started by well-known architect Frank Lloyd Wright 88 years ago has made an announcement Tuesday that it is shutting its doors.
School officials announced Tuesday that the School of Architecture at Taliesin, which encompasses Wright properties in Wisconsin and Arizona, will close in June.
The school's governing board said in a statement the "gut-wrenching decision" was made after no agreement could be made with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to keep operating the school.
The school currently has 30 students. It will remain open for the spring semester. School officials say they are working on an agreement with Arizona State University's design school to allow those students' credits to transfer.
In response to the announcement, Spring Green's Taliesin Preservation issued the following statement:
"This difficult decision by the SoAT board of governors comes as a surprise and we are beyond saddened for our friends and partners at the school. Their contribution to Wright's legacy has been one of championing Wright's vision for connecting architecture to the natural world. We support our friends and family - both at SoAT and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation - as we navigate together the coming months.
"At Taliesin Preservation, we realize how very important it is for us to carry on our mission of preserving the natural, built, and cultural environments, and conducting public education and programming at Wright's Wisconsin home, Taliesin. Through our ongoing commitment, tens of thousands of guests each year will continue to be able to experience a laboratory for organic living - at the intersection of architecture, agriculture, nature, and culture.
"We remain strengthened through our mission to carry on Wright's legacy of an organic living mindset and ways to approach living that is 'of a place'. Through our cultural and educational programming, we are committed to expanding the visibility of Taliesin and providing new opportunities for tourism and engagement around art, food, farm, nature, architecture, and community. Just as generations have before us, we continue to ask the question "How could we live now?"
To learn more about Taliesin Preservation please visit : https://www.taliesinpreservation.org/
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