Student Summer School
Master Class: 'Total Immersion' Architecture Student Summer School
Tutors: Richard Leplastrier, Peter Stutchbury and Lindsay Johnston
Date: 19th-25th February 2017
Location: Pittwater YHA, North of Sydney.
Cost: AUS$1650 ($1500+ 10% GST) Including tuition, accommodation, all meals, ferry transfers, scenic Pittwater Cruise, coach excursion to houses, visit to Richard Leplastrier house Lovett Bay, visit to Peter Stutchbury offices Newport
Applications: You are required to submit an online application, only 30 places available, preference will be given to 'senior' architecture students with more than three years architectural education, successful completion of at least two years is a minimum requirement. Following receipt of applications, offers will be made, based on credentials, with preference to early applicants.
Payment: Please send NO money until an offer is made. Payment of a non-refundable booking deposit of 25% will be required to confirm acceptance of an offer of a place. Balance of payment will be due by – latest mid-January 2017. If these deadlines are not met, places will be offered to other candidates. Payment instructions will be advised when offers are made.
More information: To get a sense of the program, see Insights.
About the Summer School
- Head of a leading Australasian School of Architecture 2010
Richard Leplastrier is now highly regarded internationally (by those who know) and is an outstanding teacher and 'guru'. He is a Gold Medallist of the Australian Institute of Architects, and received the Finnish 2004 Spirit of Nature Wood Architecture Award for his outstanding small wooden buildings, which has also been won by Renzo Piano, Kengo Kuma, Peter Zumthor and José Cruz Ovalle. He also received the 2009 Dreyer Foundation Award in Denmark made to an architect "who has made an outstanding contribution to architectural thinking and to society", and he was made a 2009 Honorary Fellow of the US AIA. He was made an Honorary International Fellow of the RIBA in 2015. He worked with Kenzo Tange in Japan and with Jørn Utzon at the time of the Sydney Opera House. He is close friend and contemporary of Glenn Murcutt.
Peter Stutchbury a protégé of Richard, has been awarded the 2015 Gold Medal of the Australian Institute of Architects. He has been a winner of numerous Australian Institute of Architects Awards and published internationally in GA Houses, Abitare, etc.. He won the 2008 International Living Steel Competition for extreme housing in Cherepovets in Russia, published in the book 'Houses of Steel', has held the Catedra (Chair) Luis Barragán in Mexico, was a guest tutor at the 2010 and 2011 Ghost Studios in Nova Scotia and has recently completed a house in Japan for the famous fashion designer Issey Miyake. He was made an Honorary International Fellow of the RIBA in 2016.
Lindsay Johnston, emigrated from Ireland to Australia in 1986 and became Head of the Architecture School and Dean of Faculty at the University of Newcastle. He has been a recipient of architecture awards in Ireland and Australia, including his 'autonomous' Four Horizons house and tourist lodges, which have been published internationally. He was recipient of the 2002 RAIA National (now Neville Quarry) Education Award. He now runs the Architecture Foundation Australia.
(preliminary outline - subject to detailed change)
Architecture Student Summer School SUN 19 – SAT 25 February 2017
Sunday 19 February. Assemble at coach pick-up at Central Station, Sydney at 12.00noon (exact location to be confirmed). Coach to Church Point Wharf. Ferry to Pittwater YHA including scenic tour of Pittwater. Settling in and introductions.
Monday 20 February. Introductory talks by Richard Leplastrier and Peter Stutchbury. Walking visit to selected project site. Site analysis. Set up studio groups. Evening talk after supper – Richard Le3lastrier?
Tuesday 21 February. Group working site and brief analysis. Tutorial discussions with Richard, Peter and Lindsay Johnston. Evening talk after supper – Peter Stutchbury?
Wednesday 22 February. Crits on site and brief analysis. Talk on undertaking design conceptualisation. Studio activity continues. Perhaps a walk to Richard Leplastrier’s home at Lovett Bay. Evening talk after supper – guest?
Thursday 23 February. Design, design –studio activity and tutorial review – heading for a design proposal. Supper on the run and working late to prepare a design submission.
Friday 24 February. Design presentations. Critique and generous comment by tutors and additional guest(s). BBQ evening – relax and reflect.
Saturday 25 February. Pack-up. Ferry to Church Point. Coach pick-up and visit to selected house by Peter Stutchbury and visit to Stutchbury offices at Newport Beach. Farewells and coach return to Central Sydney arrive about 6.00pm.
The Architecture Foundation Australia is a not-for-profit organisation, the chair of which is Australia’s most internationally regarded architect, Glenn Murcutt. The foundation has been running Master Classes for professional architects and architecture students since 2001. Nearly 1000 people, young and old, have participated in our programs from over 75 nations around the world.
The centrepiece program is the annual two-week Glenn Murcutt International Architecture Master Class held at the Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Centre ‘Riversdale’. Other professional Master Classes have been held in New Zealand, USA, South America, South Africa and Ireland. The annual one-week Summer School for senior architecture students and recent graduates has been held each year in February at the Pittwater YHA since 2005.