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Application Process Opens for 2020 Azores Summer School

Applicants may now register for our Portuguese Summer School

INTBAU are pleased to announce that the registration process for the Azores Traditional Architecture Summer School has now begun.

To register, application forms can be filled out on the summer school’s website.

This year’s Summer School will take place in Lajes, one of the three municipalities of Pico Island in the Azores, Portugal, from 6 to 19 July.

Throughout the two weeks, students will study the local building traditions and the architecture in the surrounding area. The overall goal will be for students to help to compile a catalogue or pattern book, to help preserve the area’s local character. This catalogue will reference the traditional building techniques in the area and show how these can be referenced in new builds. Students will also work towards putting forward proposals to improve public spaces in the town. The course will also provide the students with a fantastic opportunity to improve their technical drawing and measuring skills.

Students will receive tuition and lectures from local experts in vernacular architecture. Most exciting will perhaps be the trips around this island to projects nearing completion.

The cost of registration is 340 euros, and this fee includes tuition, accommodation, meals and all transportation during the two weeks of the Summer School (travels from Lisbon to Azores and from Azores to Lisbon are also included). 

Thanks to the support of the R. H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust, the Fundación Ekaba and the Municipality of Lajes, are able to offer a considerably reduced registration fee from 2100 euros to 340.

Those interested in participating must send the application form before April 17 to:

Please, check our website and look for the diverse grants available, covering the participation fee (340 euros) thanks to the Fundação Serra Henriques and Alireza & Mina Sagharchi.

This course is organised by INTBAU, The Rafael Manzano Prize of New Traditional Architecture, with support from The Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust (through a contribution to the Chicago Community Foundation for the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Fund), the Fundación EKABA, the Fundação Serra Henriques and Alireza & Mina Sagharchi, and the collaboration of the Gobernment of Azores and its Department of Culture, the Lajes do Pico Town Hall, the Escola Superior Gallaecia and the Instituto Universitário de Lisboa ISCTE-IUL (Portugal), the schools of architecture of the Benedictine College, the University of Miami and the University of Notre Dame (USA), the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and the Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio (Spain) and the Centro de Investigación de Arquitectura Tradicional (CIAT).