The Prince's Foundation Summer School 2019

Starts: Monday, 15th July 2019 - 9.00am

Ends: Friday, 2nd August 2019 - 5.00pm

Location: London and Scotland

About this event

The Prince's Foundation Summer School enables participants to develop their knowledge of traditional architecture, design, building and repair techniques and how these can be applied in the 21st Century.

The popular Summer School is a three-week programme split between Shoreditch, London’s creative quarter, and the spectacular 18th century stately home, the Dumfries House Estate in Ayrshire, Scotland.

Week one of the programme begins in London where students take part in drawing classes, geometry and structure exercises as well as architectural tours of London and the study of architectural development and history. Week one also includes a day trip to the Building Research Establishment (BRE) Innovation Park in Watford and a chance to ride one of London's original Routemaster buses to get a whistlestop tour of London from its Roman origins through to the glittering towers of the 21st Century. 
In week two, at the Dumfries House Estate, students will work together with expert craft teams to learn craft and conservation skills in the fields of timber, thatching, stonemasonry and lime plastering. 

The programme ends with a week-long design workshop, where students will form groups and create a design proposal for a live project, involving public consultations, design modelling and technical drawing. A panel of stakeholders will choose the winning design.

During our three-week summer school students will cover the following:
•    Technical drawing
•    Life drawing
•    Geometry and structure exercises
•    Stonemasonry
•    Carpentry and timber framing
•    Plastering
•    Thatching
•    Design and build
•    Public consultation
Further Information
For the full programme and application form please visit the Prince's Foundation website.

The programme will particularly benefit architects, developers, builders, craftspeople and students who are interested in building crafts and architecture, and how these factors respond to the local identity of historic contexts in a timeless and ecological way.

How to book

Applications must be received by 1st May 2019.


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