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Pittwater Weekend

  • Pittwater YHA, Morning Bay via Church Point, North Sydney (map)

Masterclass: Pittwater Weekend
Tutors: Peter Stutchbury, Richard Leplastrier, Lindsay Johnston, Fergus Scott & David Boyle
Date: 12-14 October 2012
Location: Pittwater YHA, Morning Bay via Church Point, North Sydney
Cost: $693 (+ 10% GST) includes share accommodation, meals, coach transfers
Applications: You must submit an online application and be accepted to attend. Complete the application here.
Contact: info@ozetecture.org
More information: Get a sense of the program from our testimonials


This is a short weekend Masterclass for younger architects, at affordable cost, with seminal and award winning architects. A chance to reinvigorate your career and collaborate with a ‘master’ such as Richard Leplastrier, with some other really exciting award winning architects – in the amazingly beautiful setting of Morning Bay, where both Richard and Peter Stutchbury live and work.

The program will include visits to the 2012 Wilkinson Award winning Cliff Face House at Palm Beach designed by Peter Stutchbury and Fergus Scott in association, to Richard Lelastrier’s amazing home at Lovett Bay and to Peter Stutchbury’s office in Newport.

This weekend program is similar in format to previous Masterclasses and the Architecture Summer School, but presented as a short version to keep the cost down and fit in with work commitments. The program will include walking the landscape – to observe – accompanied by freehand sketching followed by a brief studio based design ‘charette‘, undertaken in small groups, for a project (yet to be determined), on a site within walking distance of the venue. The design program will be supported by talks from the ‘masters’ and on-going tutorial support during the weekend.

The program includes accommodation (4-6 share bunk rooms at the YHA), meals, possibly excluding lunches on site visits. The tutors will share the weekend with the group, will eat at the Youth Hostel. The program will culminate in presentations and crits on the last morning.


About Us

The Architecture Foundation Australia (AFA) is a not-for-profit organisation, the chair of which is Australia’s most internationally regarded architect, Glenn Murcutt.We have been running Masterclasses for professional architects and architecture students since 2001. Nearly 1000 people, young and old, have participated in our programs from over 60 nations around the world.

Our centrepiece program is the annual two-week Glenn Murcutt International Architecture Master Class held at the Arthur and Yvonne Byd Centre ‘Riversdale’. Other professional Masterclasses have been held in New Zealand, South Africa and Ireland. An annual one-week Summer School for senior architecture students has been held each year in February at the Pittwater YHA since 2005.

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