Insight/Onsite: Observation and Inspiration at Fallingwater

A program of the Fallingwater Institute

The architecture of Fallingwater appears ever-changing, reflective of the dynamic landscape of Bear Run. Discover aspects of Wright’s design that reveal themselves over time. Gather inspiration and discover your personal visual interests during independent exploration, guided creative activities, and scholarly discussions intended to facilitate close-looking and personal meaning-making of Fallingwater’s interior and exterior. Sharpen your observation skills and learn new ways to use photography and sketching as tools to document your observations.

This program is led by 2016 Fallingwater Institute Artist-in-Residence, photographer Andrew Pielage and 2021 Fallingwater Institute Scholar-in-Residence, architect Jaime Inostroza.


  • Exceptional access to Fallingwater, an international landmark included on the UNESCO World Heritage List, including special evening access
  • On-site housing and communal studio space
  • Scholarly discussions
  • English and Spanish-speaking instructors
  • Hands-on studio activities inspired by observational, sensory exploration of Fallingwater and its site
  • Create original works using photography and drawing media

Program Sessions

No sessions are currently scheduled

About the Instructors

Andrew Pielage

Andrew Pielage has photographed 108 Frank Lloyd Wright sites around the country and has been published in newspapers, magazines and websites from CNN to the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation’s quarterly magazine.

Born to an adventurous mother and a geologist father, his childhood was spent exploring the dusty backroads of the American Southwest. This constant desert travel rooted his artistic soul in landscape photography.

In his hometown, Pielage discovered the beautiful relationship of landscape and design in the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright inspired his passion for this relationship and his mission to photograph all of Wright’s remaining designs. With over 20 years of experience, including international ad campaigns and publications, television features, exhibitions and workshops, Pielage continues to do what he loves: capture the soul of his subjects and inspire imagination through photography and education.

Jaime Inostroza

Jaime Inostroza is an architect and scholar from Chile. He is a PhD candidate at Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Higher Technical School of Architecture Barcelona, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya. Inostroza achieved his Masters of Architecture at The School of Architecture at Taliesin in 2016, where his desert dwelling design, Watchtower Refuge, received national attention and critical acclaim. Inostroza is an associate professor at the School of Architecture at Catholic University of Temuco where he teaches architecture history and architecture studio courses 


Participants will stay on the property at High Meadow, the Fallingwater Institute’s residency facility designed by AIA Gold Medalist architect Peter Bohlin, who is the founding principal of the firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson.  This property is situated adjacent to Fallingwater, and includes eight bedrooms, each with a private bath. This secluded site is surrounded by an amazing view of the Bear Run Nature Reserve – the 5,100-acre natural area that is home to Fallingwater.

Classes are held at the Hillman Education Pavilion, and on site at Fallingwater. This is a casual and natural learning environment, where daily activities can inspire great things! All meals are provided.


You must be at least 18 years old to participate. Participants must bring a digital camera or phone with camera. All other materials and equipment provided. Enrollment is limited.

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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.