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.

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

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

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

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

Teacher Residency

Join fellow teachers and museum educators for an exhilarating week-long session to assist students in gaining valuable 21st century skills that emphasize problem solving through architecture and design.More


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