Book Now: The Architecture Foundation Masterclass 2017

Join a group of internationally renowned architects as the AF takes over James Stirling's Florey Building for a second year

The 2017 Architecture Foundation Masterclass

The Architecture Foundation is now taking bookings for its annual residential masterclass which will again be staged over four days at the James Stirling-designed Florey Building at The Queen’s College, Oxford.

The event will build on the success of last year's inaugural materclass which involved 70 participating architects from the UK and abroad.

This year's masterclass will comprise three studios, each led by a group of world-renowned architects working in collaboration: 

Studio One: Peter St John (Caruso St John), Stephen Taylor (Stephen Taylor Architects), Marie José van Hee (MJosé Van Hee Architecten)

Studio Two: David Kohn (David Kohn Architects), Anna Puigjaner (MAIO), Job Floris (Monadnock)

Studio Three: Daniel Rosbottom (DRDH), Jan Peter Wingender (Office Winhov), Cathy Hawley (Cathy Hawley Architects), Hugh Strange (Hugh Strange Architects)

Image: The Florey Building

We welcome participants at all stages of their career, from students to established practitioners.

The projects developed by the three studios will form the basis of an exhibition and publication.  The publication devoted to the work of the 2016 masterclass can be purchased here.  Over the course of the five nights participants will stay at the Florey Building, the Drawing Matter Foundation will stage a presentation of material from its archive of architectural drawings and studio leaders will give presentations on the work of their practices. 

Image: collage produced during the 2016 masterclass in studio led by Tom Emerson and Stephanie Macdonald.

Where: The Florey Building, The Queen’s College, Oxford, OX4 1DW

When: Delegates will arrive on the evening of Wednesday September 6th and leave by 10.00 on the morning of Monday September 11th 2017

Fee: £550.  The fee includes bed and breakfast within the Florey building for 5 nights and a three course dinner in the Queen’s College’s Hall on the evening of September 6th.

Register for the Masterclass Here

Image: Presentation of drawings at the 2016 masterclass by the Drawing Matter Foundation

Please direct any queries to

Peter St John

Peter St John began his architectural studies at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, completing them at the Architectural Association in 1984. He worked for Richard Rogers, Florian Beigel, Dixon Jones, and Arup Associates prior to establishing his own practice with Adam Caruso.  Caruso St John has gone on to establish a global reputation for projects including The New Art Gallery, Walsall (2000), Nottingham Contemporary (2010) and the Stirling Prize-winning Newport Street Gallery (2015).  Peter is a visiting professor at London Metropolitan University.

Anna Puigjaner

Anna Puigjaner is co-founder of MAIO, an architectural office based in Barcelona. She is also currently in charge of running the magazine Quaderns d’Arquitectura i Urbanisme and teaches at the Barcelona School of Architecture ETSAB/ETSAV - UPC and Massana School of Design. MAIO has recently completed the construction of an urban square, an exhibiton at the MACBA (Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art) and a housing block in Barcelona. 

David Kohn

David founded David Kohn Architects in 2007 and was awarded UK 'Young Architect of the Year' in 2009. He studied architecture at the University of Cambridge and Columbia University, New York as a Fulbright Scholar. David is currently an external examiner at the University of Cambridge and is developing a competition winning design for a significant addition to New College, Oxford.

Job Floris

Job Floris is architect and co-founder of Rotterdam-based. Monadnock. He obtained his master’s degree in architecture from the Rotterdamse Academie Van Bouwkunst in 2004, following on from his study of architectural design at the Academie voor Kunst en Vormgeving Sint Joost in Breda.  Recent Monadnock projects have included the Landmark in Nieuw Bergen (2015) and Atlas Huis (2017) Job publishes in various architecture and art magazines and has been editor of OASE Journal for Architecture since 2008. In 2010 he was appointed as coordinator of the Master’s degree course Architecture at the Rotterdamse Academie voor Bouwkunst.

Cathy Hawley

Cathy is a practicing architect, previously an Associate at muf architecture/art and a Partner in Riches Hawley Mikhail. Throughout her career Cathy has combined practice with academia at institutions including the Cass, the Architectural Association and the University of Kingston; where she leads the MArch Course.
Riches Hawley Mikhail were four times Housing Design Award Winners, BD Housing architect of the Year 2009 and their Clay Field project won two RIBA Awards and was mid-listed for the Stirling Prize.

Marie José van Hee

Marie-José Van Hee studied architecture at the Higher Institute of Architecture Sint-Lucas in Ghent and formed her own architecture studio in Ghent in 1976.  Completed projects include the Fashion Museum in Antwerp (1999); House at Zuidzande (2006); and the Ghent Market Hall (2012) designed with Robbrecht & Daem architecten, with whom she shares an atelier.  As a professor in architectural design, Marie-José has long been connected with the Architecture Department of Sint-Lucas School of Architecture in Ghent and was visiting professor at the ETH Zurich in 2017.  


Jan Peter Wingender

Jan Peter Wingender  studied at Eindhoven University of Technology and the Berlage Institute in Amsterdam before founding the Amsterdam-based Office Winhov, with joost Hovenier.  The practice has built extensively in the Netherlands and Switzerland.  Jan Peter has been a lecturer at the Amsterdam University of the Arts since 2010 and published in 2016 the book ‘Brick, An Exacting Material’ as result of his research project.

Stephen Taylor

Stephen Taylor is the founding Director of Stephen Taylor Architects, a London-based practice, with a particular focus on housing. Stephen has lectured extensively on architecture and urban design throughout Europe and is currently a postgraduate unit master at London Metropolitan University where he has taught since 2007. A Quart Verlag publication on the work of Stephen taylor Architects was published in 2106.

Daniel Rosbottom

Daniel Rosbottom is co-director of DRDH, which he founded in 2000 with David Howarth.  The London-based practice has realised projects internationally, including the new Liibrary and Concert Hall in Bodø, Norway in 2014 and a development of senior citizen's housing in Aarschot, Belgium (designed with de Vylder Vinck Taillieu) in 2016.  Alongside his role in the practice, Daniel is Professor of the Chair of Interiors Buildings Cities at the Technical University Delft, the Netherlands.

Hugh Strange

Hugh studied architecture at the University of Edinburgh and worked for Allies and Morrison and Panter Hudspith Architects before establishing Hugh Strange Architects in 2011.  The London-based practice's work includes the Strange House, London (2011) and the Architecture Archive, Somerset (2014).  Hugh leads a studio at the University of Kingston with Cathy Hawley and writes extensively on architecture.