Architectural Summer School, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2022. Photo: Clare Walsh

Call for Applications: Architectural Summer School 2023

If you are an A-Level student with an interest in studying architecture, this is a great opportunity to learn more about the subject with some of the best lecturers teaching architecture in the UK. 

We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Drawing Matter and Kingston School of Art for the seventh iteration of our Architectural Summer School. Taking place Thursday 24 August – Tuesday 29 August 2023, this unique program has been widely praised by students as providing an unrivalled insight into architecture and the associated professions.

The summer school introduces students to architecture through a wide range of activities including drawing, discussion, practical experimentation and collaborative learning.

Places are allocated on merit and are free to all successful applicants. This is a fully funded learning opportunity for all successful applicants; including free accommodation and meals for the week at Sherborne International School. Workshops will take place at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Drawing Matter and in Bruton.

We are looking for intelligent and communicative young people with a keen interest in their environment, an inquisitive attitude and a positive approach to learning.

• Watch a short film of the 2020 Summer School here. • Download the application form here.

The application deadline is 5 pm on Friday 29 May 2023. Successful applicants will be informed by Thursday 15 June 2023. 

If you have any questions, please contact

The Summer School has been able to grow thanks to generous sponsorship from leading architects including Eric Parry, Peter Wilson and Niall McLaughlin. The expert tuition is led by Andrew Clancy, Professor of Architecture at Kingston, with a team of tutors and experts from our partner universities including: Queens University Belfast, Cardiff University, University of Dundee, University of East London and University of the West of England.