Glenn Murcutt International Architecture Master Class



The 2019 Glenn Murcutt International Architecture Master Class will be held in Australia 15-29 September 2019. This annual event has taken place annualy since 2001 and has been attended by architects and academics from over 80 nations. 
Glenn Murcutt is Australia’s best known architect and is internationally renowned. He received the 2002 Pritzker Architecture Prize (the ‘Nobel’ Prize of Architecture), is a Visiting Professor at a number of prestigious universities. His other awards include the Gold Medal of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects, the Alvar Aalto Medal (Finland), 2001 Thomas Jefferson Medal (USA), the ‘Green Pin’ International Award for Architecture and Ecology (Denmark) and the 2001 Asia Pacific Culture and Architecture Design Award. He was recipient of the 2009 Gold Medal of the American Institute of Architects
The Glenn Murcutt Master Class is a two-week residential studio program held in Australia each year. Week one is held at ‘Riversdale’, the Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Education Centre, a magnificent rural retreat south of Sydney - an award-winning building designed by Murcutt in 1999 and described by Thomas J. Pritzker as a ‘Masterwork’. Glenn personally leads the Master Class, stays at ‘Riversdale’ with the participants and leads the program. Other tutors on the Master Class include seminal Australian architect and educator Richard Leplastrier, award winning and internationally published architect Peter Stutchbury, leading academic and practitioner Professor Brit Andresen, and Master Class Convener Lindsay Johnston, former Dean of Architecture, University of Newcastle, Australia. Week two of the 2018 Master Class will be held again in Sydney. The Master Class is open to practising architects, academics, postgraduates and some senior architecture students. There are only 32 places available. 
Participants undertake a design project and the two-week program culminates in a design presentation and critique by Glenn Murcutt and the other tutors. Included are formal talks by tutors and guest lecturers and tours of significant buildings by the eminent ‘masters’.
Since its inception in 2001, participants on the Master Classes have travelled from Argentina, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Curaçao, Cyprus, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Denmark, England, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Guernsey, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, S.Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Lesotho, Luxembourg, Macau, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mexico, Montserrat, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Reunion Island, Romania, Scotland, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Uganda, Uruguay, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wales, many states of the US and, of course, Australia.