Summer School "Innovation Through Architectural Design", 25 June–08 July 2017, University of Portsmouth, UK

Publish Date: Feb 01, 2017

Deadline: May 01, 2017

Why take part in this Summer School?

This Summer School is open to participants from all over the world. It is for applicants who are over the age of 18 with an interest in gaining 'real life' architectural practice experience; existing architecture students who are considering a change of school, those who are new to architecture, recent leavers from colleges and sixth form schools and those contemplating a career change.

You will: 

  • Gain an insight into being an architect, develop new design skills and your technical ability
  • Experience studying in a leading School of Architecture on the South coast of the UK, preparing you for architectural education in the UK
  • Share ideas and skills with students from around the world
  • Boost your career prospects by working for a real client in a practice environment
  • Learn how to utilise straw bale and other sustainable materials using modular building techniques.
  • Work on a live project with a focus on social engagement and innovative green agenda.
  • Collaborate with a local collective of artists, makers and innovative business partners.
  • Get hands-on experience using cutting edge facilities in custom built studios and workshops
  • Spend time in one of the UKs top summer destinations and undertake a field trip to London
  • Receive a transcript of course completion

What is included in the Summer School fee?

  • Accommodation in University Halls of Residence
  • All meals Monday to Friday with breakfast only on the weekend
  • Training for use of technical equipment for any fabrication necessary
  • All materials (including large format printing for final exhibition)
  • Day field trip to London
  • Local transport for site visits

Please note we are unable to provide flights or visas. You will be responsible for ensuring that these arrangements are made before the course starts.


The fee includes:

  • full residential provision including accommodation, transportation for field trips and three meals a day.
  • field visits and trips to architecturally significant sites in London.
  • all required materials and access to cutting-edge facilities in the University’s studios and workshop spaces.

The fine print

  • This course is taught in English and a good understanding of the English language is essential to fully participate in the course. We cannot offer refunds if you are unable to participate fully because of language barriers. 
  • You should ensure that you research all visa requirements with the embassy in your country prior to booking this course and ensure you are able to meet any requirements.

How to apply

Please book your place online using the official online store. The fee of £1,800 needs to be paid in full at the point of booking. Full terms and conditions can be found at the official online store.

The deadline for applications is 01 May 2017.

For more information please click "Further Official Information" below.

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