Applications open for Total Immersion Summer School 2011

September 22, 2010

Applications are open to undergraduate architecture students for a limited number of places at the Total Immersion Summer School for 2011.

Applications are open to a limited number of undergraduate architecture students for the seventh residential architecture studio program, *Total Immersion*.

It is “Total Immersion” – which makes the residential formula so special as participants walk, talk, eat and sleep architecture. Attendees experience real quality time with some of the best teachers (and architects) in Australia.

The tutors on the course will be renowned architects Richard Leplastrier, Peter Stutchbury and Lindsay Johnston and they will be involved for most part of the six days and staying adjacent to the YHA, dining with participants and leading the design studio. Glenn Murcutt may pay a visit to the proceedings during the week, as will other guest tutors.

The program will involve a design project to be located on a site at or near the Pittwater YHA and will include detailed brief and site analysis and preparation, working in small groups, of a design proposal for presentation at a ‘big crit’ day at the end. Emphasis will be upon study of natural topography, climate, flora and fauna and design responsiveness to place. There will also be particular attention to freehand drawing as a medium for observation and analysis and design presentations will be through hand drawings and sketch models. Basic drawing and model making materials and equipment are included in the cost.

There will be an excursion to some stunning new houses in the area and a visit to Peter Stutchbury’s office in Newport. The ferry ride to and from Church Point includes a scenic trip around Pittwater and the cost is also included in the fee. Kayaks are available to hire at YHA.

“The value the students derive from attending your program is unquestioned and they’re almost incoherent with enthusiasm when they come back. You get our support because the job of education is just that – to provide opportunities for people to get enthusiastic about architecture” – quote from the Head of a leading Australasian School of Architecture 2010.

To apply, download and complete the ["registration form":http://www.ozetecture.org/summer/summer_NEW_registration.html] on the ["website":http://www.ozetecture.org/summer/summer_index.htm]. Offers will be made based on credentials, with preference to early applicants.

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