The Prince's Foundation The Prince's Foundation
Students drawing in the Summer School

Education

The Prince’s Foundation Summer School

The Summer School enables participants to develop their knowledge of traditional architecture, design, building and repair techniques and how these can be applied in the 21st century.

Week one of the programme begins in London where you will take part in drawing classes, geometry and structure exercises as well as architectural tours and the study of architectural development and history. In week two, at Dumfries House Estate, you will work together with expert craft teams to learn craft and conservation skills in the fields of timber, thatching, stonemasonry, lime plastering and pargeting. The programme ends with a week-long design workshop, where you will form groups and create a design proposal for a live project, involving public consultations, design modelling and technical drawing. A panel of stakeholders will choose the winning design, which will be built by participants on one of our building craft training programmes.

Start Date

Applications for the Prince’s Foundation Summer School 2020 are now open. Applications must be received by 4th May.

This year’s summer school will start on Monday 13th July 2020, at The Prince’s Foundation, Charlotte Road Offices in London.

Weeks 2 and 3 will take place at The Prince’s Foundation, Dumfries House in Scotland.

Duration

Three weeks. 13th July 2020 – 1st August 2020

(return to London on Saturday 1st August 2020)

Location

The first week will take place at The Prince’s Foundation, Charlotte Road Offices in London.

Weeks 2 and 3 will take place at The Prince’s Foundation, Dumfries House in Scotland.

Fees

Full Price

£3,750

Students

£1,875

Includes tuition, materials, accommodation, travel and most meals.

Qualifications needed

There are no entry requirements for this course and anyone is welcome to apply.

How to apply

Applications for the Prince’s Foundation Summer School 2020 are now open. Deadline for application

To apply download the application form here

For more information, and to submit your application form contact Michael Goodger, Built Environment Education Manager.

Deadline for applications

Applications must be received by 4th May.

Ideal candidates

The programme will particularly benefit architects, developers, builders, craftspeople and students 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 should I bring?

All materials are included in the fee, so you only need to pack the essentials to help your stay away from home go smoothly.

What will I achieve?

You will learn skills including

  • Stonemasonry
  • Carpentry
  • Thatching
  • Lime plastering
  • Pargeting
  • Timber framing
  • Design and build
  • Public consultation
  • Technical drawing

What happens if I don’t complete the course?

We highly recommend the three-week Summer School is completed in full. However, if you are unable to attend for the duration or are interested in a particular week’s curriculum, please do get in touch.

Watch students in action on week two of the Foundation Summer School.