The School of Architecture at Taliesin 2017 Symposium

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The SOAT 2017 Symposium, Shelter: Redfining Refuge

Shelter is at the heart of architecture. The question is how to design so it is accessible, affordable and sustainable, and thus, to best foster physical, mental and social wellbeing. For eighty years, the students at The School of Architecture at Taliesin have explored this issue in the shelters they design, build, and occupy at their Sonoran Desert campus, Taliesin West. The School’s 2017 Symposium, Shelter: Redefining Refuge will examine that legacy in the context of some of the best adaptation and reuse strategies for small, energy efficient dwellings being designed and built around the world today over the course of their two day symposium, November 17 - November 18, 2017.

The School of Architecture at Taliesin is offering a significant discount to ALL AIA Members!  

  • AIA Members may attend at the reduced rate of $250 ($300 if you attend the black tie dinner)
  • Young architects (less than 3 years of practice) may attend for $100 ($150 if you attend the black tie dinner)
  • Write the lower amount as the total payment on the Registration Form and use the the code: “AIA-PH" (AIA Phoenix Metro), "AIA-AS" (AIA Southern Arizona), or "AIA-GC" (AIA Grand Canyon), to receive the credit.

Friday, November 17, 2017

The Symposium starts at the Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West Pavilion in Scottsdale, Arizona with lectures from an internationally-recognized group of professionals, including a luncheon and two interactive panel discussions between speakers and attendees.  That evening, unwind with a cocktail reception under the stars and the opportunity to meet a group of Frank Lloyd Wright’s original Apprentices (now Senior Legacy Fellowship Members) at the black tie Taliesin Evening dinner event at the Taliesin West Atrium.  

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Enjoy a continental breakfast as presentations continue focused on the apprentice shelters constructed  at Taliesin West as well as Mr. Wright’s Wisconsin home, Taliesin.  Guests will have the opportunity to tour desert shelter sites surrounding the School’s campus with faculty and graduates of the School’s Masters Program, and enjoy a Taliesin Tea, hosted by Legacy Fellowship Members, to informally continue the rich exploration of Shelter as Refuge with speakers and faculty.  

  • This Symposium has been approved for ten (10) AIA CES Learning Units – Health Safety & Welfare (LU-HSW).

Enrollment in the Symposium is limited.  

View more information, including the Agenda and speakers here.

Join noted design professionals and theoreticians to explore how architects can and should make ourselves at home in the modern world.                                                                     Register Online or by Phone: 480-627-5384.

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