This page is a meeting point for alumni and ex-staff of the Prince of Wales's Institute of Architecture, Urban Task Forces, Summer Schools, as well as our own academic programs. Members of the group can post examples of their work, ask for technical advice from other Alumni, organise reunions, gossip and look for a job. The group is supportive of the views of HRH The Prince of Wales on architecture and planning, and is supported by The Prince's Foundation and INTBAU.
If you wish to join, email Matthew ('99) with a request at Matthew,Hardy@princes-foundation.org making sure to mention which course you were on and when.
You can also join the PoW Alumni group on LinkedIn or Facebook.
"This group's a great idea and my compliments to the people who brought all from POWIA together again"
- Deependra Prashad, American Summer School 1997.
Our School History
The Prince of Wales's Institute of Architecture opened at Gloucester Gate, London
The Institute merged with the Urban Villages Forum and Regeneration Through Heritage to form The Prince's Foundation for Architecture and the Building Arts.
The Graduate Programme finished in July 1998, and the school transferred to Shoreditch in January.
The remaining Foundation Course in Architecture and the Building Arts closed in July.
The first intake of students into the Graduate Fellowship Programme in Sustainable Architecture and Urbanism.
Our Summer Schools
Summer schools have been held under several names in the past, . The first two were known as 'The Prince of Wales's Summer School in Civil Architecture', later ones as 'The Prince of Wales's European Summer School' or 'The Prince of Wales's American Summer School'. The last two (1998 and 1999) were not formally organised as summer schools, but rather run as an extension to the Graduate Programme. Summer schools have been held in beautiful and historical places, like Oxford, Rome and Berlin.
The Prince's Foundation began offering Summer Schools again in 2008, with the residential summer school The Culture of Building held in Lincoln and Poundbury, UK.
We are assembling an online library of images from the Institute and Foundation. Click on an image to view the class photos from years gone by. All photographs are by Richard Ivey unless noted otherwise.