Frank Lloyd Wright architecture school moving to new location, with new leadership

Posted at 9:37 AM, Jun 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-18 12:37:01-04

The famed Scottsdale architecture school that in March reversed its January decision to close is moving to two new locations under new leadership after cutting ties with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.

The School of Architecture at Taliesin, or SOAT, said it also will announce a new name in the coming months as it makes the move to the culturally and architecturally significant sites of Cosanti in Paradise Valley and Arcosanti near Cordes Junction along Interstate 17 north of Phoenix.

Both sites were the creation of architect and artist Paolo Soleri, who was an apprentice of Wright in the 1940s.

Cosanti was Soleri's home and studio until his death in 2013. Arcosanti was started in 1970s by Soleri and others as a blending of what he viewed as architecture and ecology.

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