College Residency

A program of the Fallingwater Institute

Each year, Fallingwater Institute partners with colleges and universities from around the country for a variety of custom designed education programs. College Residencies are intensive programs for groups of undergraduate or graduate students who would like to explore architecture and design at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater or learn about collections, preservation or museum education at a world famous house museum.

This learning opportunity is perfect for groups of students in the fields of architecture and design, architectural history, landscape architecture, museum studies or conservation and also for students studying museum-related fields such as public history and education.


  • Direct access to Fallingwater
  • On-site housing
  • In-depth, scholarly discussions and applications of Fallingwater as related to your field of study
  • Hands-on workshops

Program Inquiries

To learn more about the College Residency program or to request a session, review the Application section below.

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Participants will stay at High Meadow, an award-winning residence designed by AIA Gold Medalist architect Peter Bohlin, founding principal of the firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson.  The property is situated within the 5,000 acre Bear Run Nature Reserve, adjacent to Fallingwater. High Meadow includes eight bedrooms, each with twin beds and a private bath as well as a kitchen and common areas for relaxing, dining and meeting. High Meadow’s setting, with its unsurpassed views of nearby Chestnut Ridge, is bound to inspire creativity.

Classes are held at the adjacent Cheteyan Studio, and on-site at Fallingwater. Meals are locally prepared.


Groups of college or graduate students with a focus on architecture, design, visual art, museum studies, public history, education or other fields of study will be considered. All students must have completed their freshman year in order to be eligible to apply. We limit enrollment to 15 students.


Fallingwater Institute College Residencies may be requested by college and university instructors.

Previous Participants

  • Chatham University Interior Architecture, Undergraduate Studies
  • Chatham University Interior Architecture, Graduate Studies
  • Mizzou University, College of Human and Environmental Sciences, Department of Architectural Studies
  • Norwich University, School of Architecture+Art
  • Miami University of Ohio, Department of Architecture and Interior Design
  • University of Cincinnati, School of Design
  • University of Oklahoma, College of Architecture, Division of Interior Design

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Cancellation and Refund Policy

If you cancel your registration for a one-day workshop any time up to 30 days before the day of the program, you will receive a refund minus a $25 processing fee.

If you cancel your registration for a multi-day program (residencies, Insight/Onsite, etc.) any time up to 30 days before the first day of the program, you will receive a refund minus a $50 processing fee and a $150 cancellation fee.

If you cancel less than 30 days before the first day of a Fallingwater Institute program, refunds are not available.