'Total Immersion' Architecture Student Summer School

By Architecture Insights

Feb. 17, 2013 - Feb. 23, 2013

Pittwater YHA, North of Sydney

2013 Summer School

Master Class: ‘Total Immersion’ Architecture Student Summer School

Tutors: Richard Leplastrier, Peter Stutchbury and Lindsay Johnston

Cost: AUS$1485 ($1350+ 10% GST) Including tuition, accommodation, all meals, ferry transfers, scenic Pittwater Cruise, coach excursion to houses, visit to Richard Leplastrier house Lovett Bay, visit to Peter Stutchbury offices Newport.

Applications: You are required to submit an online application, only 30 places available!

About: It has been called the ‘Total Immersion’ Summer School because, for a week, you live, eat, sleep, walk, talk, architecture in the superb landscape of the Kur-ing-gai National Park overlooking beautiful Pittwater north of Sydney, where both ‘masters’ Richard Leplastrier and Peter Stutchbury live and work, and ’round the corner’ from the Hawkesbury River, which we visit on a ferry cruise, and the boat only access to the home of Lindsay Johnston. 

Held since 2005, the annual event has attracted hundreds of architecture students and recent graduates from all over Australia and New Zealand, PNG, South Africa and as far afield as China, UK, Ireland, Denmark, Argentina, India.

Get away from the computer and the lecture room and get out and experience the landscape, learn to see again with the eye and the hand-drawing and be inspired by these architects and great teachers, visit some of their extraordinary houses and the offices of Peter Stutchbury in Newport.

What we hear is that this week is an essential antidote to architecture school or ‘work’, and can re-invigorate your passion for architecture.

Bring your ‘togs’ – we even had an Olympic Gold Medallist in preparation in 2011, who brought his kayak – well done Murray Stewart

2013 will be the ninth residential architecture studio program for senior architecture students and recent graduates.


AUS$1485 ($1350 + GST) includes accommodation and food