November 5, 2011
by Canadian Architect
The 12th annual Glenn Murcutt Architecture Master Class will take place in Australia from July 8-22, 2012, and is limited to 32 places. The now famous program has attracted practicing architects, academics, graduates and some senior students from nearly 60 nations around the world since its inception in 2001.
The first week is held at Riversdale, the Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Education Centre on the Shoalhaven River south of Sydney, and participants live in what has been described as Glenn’s “master work.” The second week will be held at the Carriageworks Centre for Contemporary Arts and Culture in Sydney adjoining the University of Sydney. Glenn personally leads the Master Class, and stays at Riversdale with the participants and tutors all groups.
Glenn Murcutt is Australia’s best known architect. He was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2002, has been a Visiting Professor at numerous prestigious universities and his other awards include the Gold Medal of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects, the Alvar Aalto Medal (Finland), 2001 Thomas Jefferson Medal (USA), the Green Pin International Award for Architecture and Ecology (Denmark), the 2001 Asia Pacific Culture and Architecture Design Award, and the 2009 Gold Medal of the American Institute of Architects.
Other tutors on the Master Class include seminal Australian architect and educator Richard Leplastrier, internationally published and award-winning architect Peter Stutchbury, Professor Brit Andresen from the University of Queensland, and former Dean of Architecture at the University of Newcastle, Lindsay Johnston.
Subject to confirmation, the program will include excursions with Glenn Murcutt to see houses such as the Simpson-Lee House at Mt. Wilson in the Blue Mountains. There will also be visits to see some very special houses by Richard Leplastrier and Peter Stutchbury. Details are yet to be finalized and are dependent on client consent to get access to these properties.
The intensive two-week design studio program involves a design project undertaken in groups and culminating, at the end of week two, with a design presentation by participants and a critique by Glenn Murcutt and the other tutors. The studio program, associated lectures and supporting events equate to 150 hours high-level study at a postgraduate level. The spirit of the event is that participation is the focus and there is no formal assessment. A certificate of satisfactory completion will be issued to all participants completing the program. Professional institutes and universities internationally have, over the years since its inception, accepted this event as gaining professional development or academic credit points.
Applications are now being accepted. For full details, program, cost and application form, please visit www.ozetecture.org.
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