Architects thinking locally acting globally.

Educational Programs

Glenn Murcutt International Architecture Master Class

The Foundation has had, as a central activity since its establishment, the presentation of an annual two-week residential Glenn Murcutt International Architecture Master Class held at the Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Education Centre, south of Sydney, each year. Glenn Murcutt is Australia’s most internationally recognized architect, winner of the 2002 Pritzker Prize (considered the ‘Nobel’ Prize of Architecture), and recipient of the Gold Medal of the Australian and American Institutes of Architecture. Glenn Murcutt leads the program with other tutors Brit Andresen, Richard Leplastrier, Peter Stutchbury and Lindsay Johnston.


 A weekend residential seminar of good people and good architecture – all together. On the stunning Milson Island on the Hawkesbury River, north of Sydney. Speakers Niall McLaughlin from UK and Ireland; Sofie Willems from Denmark and Belgium; the legendary Ian Athfield from New Zealand; and eminent Australian architects Kerry & Lindsay Clare, Michael Heenan, Rachel Neeson, Richard Leplastier and Peter Stutchbury. Friday 28 – Sunday 30 March 2014. The event will attract 9 formal and 1 informal CPD point hours (approved by the AIA Refuel program).

Student Summer School

We also present an annual one-week residential Student Summer School for architecture students held at Pittwater north of Sydney, which has been attended by over 200 students from across Australia and New Zealand, Argentina, Brazil, China, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, South Africa and several European Nations.

International Architecture Master Classes

As part of our ongoing series of International Master Classes for professional architects a program was held in New Zealand from 2005 – 2008 with eminent architect Ian Athfield. A Master Class was also held in South Africa in 2009 at the ‘Cradle of Mankind’ with award winning architect Andrew Makin. In 2011 a Master Class was held in the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland with eminent Finnish architect Juhani Pallasmaa. Our most recent International program was a 2012 Master Class held in the Blue Mountains Australia with Rick Joy from Arizona. We strive to continue presenting place based immersive programs with eminent tutors in significant locations around the world. Many of these programs are developed in partnership with collaborating organisations, practices and individuals.