Fallingwater Institute

When Edgar Kaufmann jr. entrusted Fallingwater and the more than 1,500 acres surrounding it to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy in 1963, he envisioned Fallingwater not only as a place where visitors would come to experience great architecture, but also where a deeper experience of art and nature might occur.

Kaufmann imagined that Fallingwater could become a place where scholars, students and artists might come to find inspiration from the building and its landscape while  pursuing individual or group study. Today, the Fallingwater Institute honors Kaufmann’s vision by providing a stimulating setting for learning and collaborating for individuals interested in classes, workshops and residencies at Fallingwater.

Virtual Summer Camps for High School Students

New for summer 2020, students can learn about Fallingwater and Frank Lloyd Wright’s design philosophy while preparing for the college application process. More

High School Residency: Studio 1

Are you a budding designer or architect in grades 11 or 12? This week-long program is focused on architecture and design in the context of Wright’s philosophy to create Fallingwater. More

High School Residency: Studio 2

Fallingwater will help students 17 years of age or older with their preparation for admission to an architecture or design school during this seven day intensive skill building program.More

High School Residency: Studio 3

The course is for juniors or seniors who previously attended Fallingwater Institute High School Residencies and want to learn more about careers in design, architecture or visual, industrial and language arts. More

High School Residency: Drawing Intensive

Learn to draw or refine your drawing skills in the context of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, one of America's most significant works of architecture.More

College Residency

This opportunity is perfect for groups of graduate or undergraduate students seeking an intensive study in architecture, design, architectural history, landscape architecture, museum studies or conservation.More

Immersive Design Residency

Fallingwater Institute invites technology professionals who design immersive, virtual environments for a studio-based residency program exploring best practices in immersive design. More

Artist/Scholar-in-Residence Program

Visiting resident artists and scholars of exceptional talent can be inspired by living, studying and working at Fallingwater while finishing works-in-progress or beginning a new body of work.More

Insight/Onsite for Educators

Join a small group of fellow educators for an exhilarating, three-day professional development opportunity.  Learn how Fallingwater, architecture and design can inspire your students and lead to educational activities for students of all ages. More

Insight/Onsite for Design Professionals

Professional architects and designers will enjoy unfettered access to Fallingwater with discovery and observation, group exercises, technical explorations and in-depth discussions. More

Teacher Residency

Teacher Residency is now called Insight/Onsite for Educators. Learn More About Insight/Onsight for Educators


We invite proposals from groups and organizations seeking a natural setting for sessions in advanced thinking to spark critical discourse and develop strategies for success.More