Education is a key part of the INTBAU network and all its Chapters.

INTBAU is dedicated to fostering collaboration and innovation in education within the built environment. Follow the three links below to explore our work in education: our Summer Schools programme (for students), our Summer Schools incubator (for Chapters), and information about our Education Committee.

Education at the core of INTBAU’s mission

Traditional knowledge offers a wealth of long-tested solutions to modern problems of the built environment, but much of the necessary knowledge has been either lost or overlooked by recent generations of architects and urbanists, as traditional design and crafts are only included in the curricula of a tiny minority of architecture schools around the world.

To increase awareness of the critical role building traditions must play in securing a better built future for people and planet, significantly more opportunities and programmes are needed to reach more students and practitioners, alongside engagement with schools, colleges, and practices.

Each year, INTBAU delivers workshops, summer schools, conferences, study tours, and online seminars for a diverse international audience. Our programmes allow students and practitioners to increase their knowledge, which in turn helps shape their work as designers on behalf of both people and the planet. Read the recap of the INTBAU Summer Schools that took place in 2023, and the feedback from alumni.

In 2024, INTBAU is pleased to continue offering summer schools in traditional architecture and crafts across various countries, including Belgium, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Australia. Additionally, we are excited to announce the remarkable establishment of three new programmes in Mexico, France and Norway.

Education Initiatives