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Architecture Summer School, Kensington campus studios

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  • 17 February 2023


  • RCA

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Architecture Summer School

Tutors: Dr Tania Lopez Winkler and John Ng

Models by students in studio ADS5, lead by Dyvik Kahlen Architects

This summer we are back on campus in Kensington with invited guest tutors Dyvik Kahlen Architects, the practice established by Christopher Dyvik and Max Kahlen in 2010 which now operates across the UK, Holland, Germany and Norway. We are delighted to have them on board! The programme is convened by Dr Tania Lopez Winkler and John Ng and taught by staff from the MA Architecture and MA Interior Design programmes.

The Summer School offers design studio experience, small class sizes, site visits, lectures and skills training over six days. It’s an ideal preparation for postgraduate studies in architecture and interior design, both for participants with some undergraduate design experience and those looking to change career.

Our summer schools attract a global mix of participants from over 60 countries. Running since 2018, areas/job titles of previous participants on the architecture summer school include: Student, Graduate, Architectural Assistant, Interior Designer, Design Lead, Director of Strategic Innovation, Creative Director and Researcher.

Places are limited, early bird discount until 30 April.

Dates 30 June, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10 July 2023

More information and booking.

Creative Reuse in Architecture and Interior Design

Tutors: Professor Graeme Brooker and Dr Ruth Lang

Creative Reuse in Architecture and Interior Design, Graeme Brooker

Creative Reuse in Architecture and Interior Design explores fresh ideas and research on creative reuse, recently published in new books by the course leaders Professor Graeme Brooker, Head of the Interior Design MA, and Dr Ruth Lang, Senior Tutor in Architecture.

In 50/50: Words for Reuse – A Manifesto (2021), Graeme Brooker writes that in a time of climate breakdown, making the most of the resources available to us in inventive ways is an imperative strategy for the future of city, architectural and interior design. New-build and single-use approaches are obsolete strategies for making cities, buildings and objects.

Ruth Lang’s book, Building for Change The Architecture of Creative Reuse (2022), explores the architecture of reuse and adaptation. She explains that the urban fabric changes more slowly than our spatial needs, accelerated by digital technologies and new lifestyles, so the trick for canny architects lies in ingenious reuse and creative recycling resulting in the stunning transformation of existing buildings. Aimed at professionals who want to develop practical tools and the confidence to employ these innovative practices in their own work, this course, delivered over four sessions live online, will put participants at the forefront of new knowledge.

Dates To be announced

Architecture Summer School Architecture project with Dyvik Kahlen Architects, model by Robin Spencer Architecture project with Dyvik Kahlen Architects, model by Jaehyub Ko


Images: Architecture project led by Dyvik Kahlen, models by Robin Spencer and Jaehyub Ko.

RCA Short Courses reflect the college’s unique learning experience with small class sizes, rich interaction between students and academics, enhanced peer-to-peer networking and a certificate of achievement.

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At work in the Architecture studios