Tuesday, November 13, 2007

murcutt's masterclass

similar to the ghost lab in nova scotia, glenn murcutt offers a two week course in australia in a kind of intensive master's program on sustainable regionalism:

"The Master Class is a two-week residential program and is limited to 30 places. 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 in 2008 will be held at the University of Sydney School of Architecture. Glenn personally leads the Master Class, stays at ‘Riversdale’ with the participants and tutors all groups.

Subject to confirmation, the program will include excursions with Glenn Murcutt to see houses such as the Fletcher-Page House or the Walsh House in Kangaroo Valley, the Simpson-Lee House at Mt.Wilson and a new house by Glenn and Wendy Lewin 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 finalised 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 Masters 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. Universities internationally have, over the years since its inception, accepted this event as gaining credit towards their programs."
*dates: july 08 through 22, 2008
*cost - $6,850 US excluding travel fare
*counts towards 150 hours of university credit
*includes tours of murcutt's projects
*scholarships granted to those residing in "developing countries" [GDP less than $6,000 US capita]
*30 spots available for 2008; selections based upon merit and credentials
* deadline: first selections made by january 1st 2008 [so get busy!]
link found at architechnophilia