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The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture is under pressure to adapt to evolving educational standards required by its accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission. A loss of accreditation could be devastating to the school, effectively barring it from granting architecture degrees.

The institution has been studying ways to continue to maintain accreditation and grant degrees while maintaining its status as a “living laboratory” situated in Wright’s famed Taliesin West residence. One proposal is to focus exclusively on a Masters of Architecture program combined with a residential research program for professional architects.

In the interim, the school stopped admitting new students for the fall semester.

Read more: Wright School in Trouble


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