Prince's Foundation Summer School

Educating in the field; a residential summer school for students

Duration: three weeks

Each year, through a series of lectures, workshops, drawing and building exercises and field trips, PFBC Summer School participants develop an in-depth knowledge of traditional building and repair techniques and how these can be applied in the 21st century.

What does the course Involve?

The next Summer School will be held in London and Scotland. It will run from 10 - 29 July 2017.

After an initial week introducing drawing, geometry and structure exercises, as well as architectural drawing tours, students travel into the field to study architectural development and history. They work together with local expert craft teams to learn craft and conservation skills in the fields, amongst others, of timber, thatching, cob and dry stone walling and lime plastering.  

The programme ends with a weeklong design workshop. This includes public consultations, design modelling and technical drawing. Local Residents and a panel of experts are drawn together to choose the winning design, which is then built by Building Craft Apprentices

Who can apply?

Applications for the 2017 summer school are now open!

Anyone is welcome to apply but the Summer School programme will particularly benefit any architects, developers, builders and craftspeople who are interested in building crafts and architecture, and how these factors respond to the local identity of historic contexts in a timeless and ecological way.

What does it cost?

Professionals £3750 (including tuition, materials, accommodation, travel and most meals)

UK students £1875

If you are an international student or institution interested in your students attending the Summer School please contact:

Simon Sadinsky

Head of Education


T: 02076 138526