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About the School

28 days  |  1500€  |  Sweden

The Engelsberg Summer School in Classical Architecture is a four-week intensive programme taught by leading practitioners and academics of modern classical architecture. Practical and theoretical modules give participants both taught and hands-on experience, with opportunities for discussion, debate, and learning throughout. The combination of individual projects, group work, and one-to-one support from tutors provide a unique learning experience for students and practitioners of all levels of ability and experience.

The course offers an exceptional opportunity to learn from leading experts and a diverse range of fellow students. It is a forum for discussion and debate, a chance to develop and improve skills, and will challenge students to think critically and creatively as well as to produce designs that apply learnings and observations made throughout the course.


  • Lectures on the classical architectural Orders and their history, mythology, details, and application in design.
  • Students will be taught about the conventions of classical composition in architecture, as well as the different ways of using and adapting the Orders and their details.
  • Visiting speakers will deliver talks and encourage debate on controversial subjects associated with classical architecture such as modernity, technology, and symbolism.
  • Tuition in hands-on skills, measured and freehand drawing, three-dimensional modelling and hand-drawn architectural draughtsmanship.
  • Two design projects: one theoretical; the other based on real sites in the area that will be visited during the course.
  • Four days of the course will be held in Stockholm, where students will get to know the city and its highly influential early twentieth century classical architecture, known as ‘Swedish Grace’.


  • Engelsberg is situated in a wooded rural setting, in the mining area of Norberg in central Sweden, just two hours north of Stockholm. The site is a UNESCO World Heritage Site centred around historic steel processing works and owned by the Ax:son Johnson Foundation and has been converted to provide comfortable residential accommodation and a conference centre. It stands as one of the most outstanding and well preserved examples of 17-19th century Swedish industrial sites.



Applications are now closed for 2018. To be on the mailing list for 2019 please email lauren.banks@intbau.org

To apply for a place, download the PDF, print and complete it, and send it to:

c/o Lauren Banks
19–22 Charlotte Road
London, EC2A 3SG
United Kingdom

Alternatively, scan the signed document and e-mail it to: lauren.banks@intbau.org


The fee for the summer school is 1,500€. This covers tuition, accommodation, and excursions for the entire course. All meals in Engelsberg are included in the course fee. Students will be asked to pay for their own meals during the three-day trip to Stockholm.

Payment of the course fee must be made in full by 1st June 2018. Payment instructions will be sent out after successful application is confirmed.


For 2018 we have one full scholarship available that has kindly been provided by Alireza & Mina Sagharchi.

Download Application Form

Engelsberg-Registration-form-2017.pdf 98kb

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