Architectural Drawing Summer School

Summer School 2020. Film by Elliot Lunn.

The Architectural Drawing Summer School was first held in 2017. Initiated by Robert Bargery of the Royal Fine Art Commission Trust and Niall Hobhouse of Drawing Matter, the course was developed in collaboration with Professor Andrew Clancy of Kingston School of Art and Debbie Hillyerd of Hauser & Wirth Somerset, and has forged connections with leading educators, thinkers and practitioners. The programme has been widely praised by all students as providing an unrivalled insight into architecture as a subject, and their likely life in university.

The course is designed to give A-Level students with an interest in architecture and the built environment an insight into how professional architects record what they see, how this information connects to the buildings they produce and how the process of drawing can be used to test and develop an idea.

The 2020 ADSS was organised by the Drawing Matter Trust, Hauser & Wirth Somerset and Kingston University in collaboration with Bruton School for Girls and Queens Belfast, Cardiff and Dundee Universities.

We are grateful to all the tutors and individuals who made this year’s ADSS possible, and to the many architectural professionals who have provided student scholarships over the years.

Architectural Drawing Summer School, 2018. Photo: Ed Dowding.