Aug 29 - Sept 23, 2017

SummerBuild is a four-week programme offering the opportunity to assist in the construction of experimental timber buildings at the Architectural Association's Hooke Park campus. Working alongside students of the Design + Make programme and the Hooke Park team participants will be exposed to many aspects of timber architecture from forestry operations to robotic fabrication.

The programme is open to architecture, design and engineering students and young professionals, as well as those from other backgrounds, who seek hands-on experience of timber fabrication in a rural environment. Participants are supervised and are expected to work on fabrication and construction activities Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Additionally, a few informal evening lectures and software tutorials will be offered by members of our teaching staff.


SummerBuild 2017 follows previous years’ work on projects including:


Applications for the 2017 SummerBuild programme are now closed – information for 2018 to come! For all inquiries, please email


Getting to Hooke

Hooke Park (DT8 3PH) is located about 3 miles south east of the town of Beaminster, close to the village of Hooke. Travel is available by car or train - travel information.


During the work week, lunches will be provided in the Refectory. Meals are vegetarian, please inform us of any other dietary needs by email.


Participants will live on site in Westminster Lodge, a comfortable dormitory with shared same-sex twin rooms, each with en-suite washroom and shower pods. Bedding is provided – participants must bring their own towels and toiletries.