At the Fallingwater Institute, we believe that we can begin to address some of the most critical issues we face as organizations seeking to strengthen our communities through collaborative problem-solving. We invite proposals for sessions up to three days in length by groups who would benefit from a distraction-free, natural setting in which to collaborate, advance thinking, spark critical discourse, and develop strategies for success. Housing, cooking space and limited access to Fallingwater are provided.
Funded convenings are limited to not-for-profit organizations that are addressing educational, social or environmental issues, especially those associated with rural communities. There must be a clear and specific goal or intended outcome for the convening and a fully developed agenda. The group size should not exceed 16 participants. Documentation of the convening is required.
A limited number of non-funded convenings are available to groups such as design and architecture firms, educational institutions and others who would like to use the space on a fee basis. Non-funded convenings help to underwrite convenings for other groups.
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.
COVID-19 Update: For the safety of students and staff, all participants in on-site residencies must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, as defined by the Centers of Disease Control, during the application process. All students and staff will adhere to the current WPC COVID-19 safety requirements, which will be provided to participants in advance of the course.