The programme for the 9-day 2018 workshop will be confirmed by the end of May, but please take a look at last year’s schedule to get a taste of what we’ll be up to!


AAVS 2017:

Day 1: Monday 10th July
11am – 12.30pm: Participants arrive at Hooke Park
2pm: Tour of Hooke Park with Estate Manager Jez Ralph & Director Martin Self
3pm: Workshop induction with Charlie Corry-Wright
4pm: Introduction to project by Clem & Alex; divide into design teams and develop fabrication plan

Day 2: Tuesday 11th July
Fabrication and design starts in Hooke Park’s workshops

Day 3: Wednesday 12th July
10am: Tour of Kingcombe Center & walk through the meadows with ecologist Nick Grey
Fabrication and design continues in Hooke Park’s workshops

Days 4 – 5: Thursday 13th – Friday 14th July
Fabrication and design continues in Hooke Park’s workshops
Friday evening screening of ‘Citizen Architect’ – documentary about the pioneers of design/build education, Rural Studio

Day 6: Saturday 15th July
All-day sign-making workshop with graphic designer Eva Kellenberger
8.30pm – Public lecture at Hooke Park: Eva presents some of the work created by her studio Kellenberger-White

Day 7: Sunday 16th July
11am – Public lecture in Swallow Barn at the Kingcombe Centre: Edmund Fowles, Peter Laidler & Alex Thomas in conversation about the RIBA award-winning Feilden Fowles Studio
Afternoon – Trips to local artists in Bridport including Sarah Rapson and Anna Best … followed by a swim and dinner at the beach!

Days 8 – 12: Monday 17th – Friday 21st
Assembly on site at the Kingcombe Centre

Day 13: Saturday 22nd
3pm: Workshop with local children as part of the Haymaking Festival at the Kingcombe Centre
6pm: Topping Out celebratory drinks at the completed Pavilion
7pm: BBQ at the Kingcombe Centre followed by evening Barn Dance in Swallow Barn

Day 14: Sunday 23rd
Leave Hooke Park after breakfast around 10am


Dehradun Visiting School in India (2012)



Lacey Green Visiting School in Buckinghamshire (2015)



Co-Construction workshop at the Design Museum in London (2016)