Student Life

Student Life

Come Live Architecture With Us

TSOA is not just a School, it is a community of learning. When Frank Lloyd Wright founded what is now the School of Architecture in 1932, he envisioned a place where people from all around the world would come together not only to design, but also to live on and work the land, listen to and make music, see and make art, eat and cook good food, dance, and perform. 

Today, we are still a community of makers whose work extends beyond creating models and drawings to making theater, food, and music. When lecturers come share their work, students often stay up with them until all hours of the night around an open fire, discussing the future of architecture and the world.

We truly live architecture. We don’t just design and discuss, we build for ourselves and for local communities, designing projects for everybody to use. Students live and design in iconic and experimental architectural spaces, and their work is always informed by the structures and the landscapes to which they respond. Before leaving, each student will design and build their own place of belonging, contributing to the future of the School.

The greatest gift that The School of Architecture gives a student is the experience of living in the spaces and understanding them more than anything they'll ever learn from any professor.

Wil Bruder

Take a Walk Around the Arcosanti Campus with Dean Stephanie Lin

Student Stories

Conor Denison | 2019

"One of the most important topics being debated in the architecture and design field today is the role of technology in design."

Watch the video below to learn more about the influence of technology on design in an interview with student Conor Denison from Ontario, Canada.

Taylor Bode | 2019

“The best part of TSOA? It’s tough. It’s such a holistic approach to lifestyle, as well as architecture.”

In an interview below, student Taylor Bode from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, discusses his perspective on Living Architecture at TSOA.