STORE’s programme of summer schools comprises an international series of intensive two-week workshops in architecture, art and design. The programme brings students together to work on ambitious and experimental design and construction projects, culminating in large-scale installations and inspirational public performances. Over the years, our students have built rooftop pleasure gardens, choreographed open-air stages, and transformed public squares into living rooms: projects that engage both participants and the wider public in exciting and original ways.

This year STORE will be running summer schools in

Athens, London and Warsaw.

Each summer school is an intensive two-week course:


  23rd July -4th August


  6th -19th August


  16th - 27th July

The course definitely improved my skills as an aspiring architect, especially aspects involving 1:1 construction. I also gained insight into having a more intimate understanding of how users interact with the space.


Student London 2017

Who can apply

This course is open to students of all ages and with varying levels of experience. It will be of particular benefit to students interested in studying art, architecture or design at university level but also those currently enrolled in further education. Equally the course will provide an introduction to ambitious beginners with no design background. STORE’s ethos of design through making ensures accessibility to those without extensive experience. Each and every student will be challenged imaginatively and creatively by set themes and by the scale of activities undertaken.

The summer course is an incredible opportunity to learn design, build amazing structures and work in a group. I would recommend this to anyone, even those who do not study architecture.


Student Warsaw 2015

Meet a few of this years summer school tutors

Our tutors and associates are practicing professionals in their respective fields, developing exciting techniques and ideas from 3D printed ceramic facades to concrete casting techniques that become the starting points for many of our summer schools

Rain Wu is a Taiwanese-born British architect based in London, her work ranges from drawings, set design, art installations, curation to building design. She graduated from the Bartlett School of Architecture UCL in 2009 and Royal College of Art with an MA in Architecture in 2013.

Gabriel Warshafsky graduated from the Bartlett School of Architecture with distinction in 2012. He has worked for architectural practices in London, Berlin and Toronto on projects ranging from exhibition architecture to racetracks. More recently, he has run urban regeneration schemes in outer London for Jan Kattein Architects, incorporating elements of bespoke fabrication and public art. He has been an invited critic at the Bartlett, Cass, Nottingham and the University of Brighton. His independent work explores the boundaries of aesthetic taste and the limits of the body. An interest in soft, rough and sticky materials has informed recent experiments with inflatables, fabrics, ceramics, and cast sugars. A collaborative design for a private residence in the France is due for completion in the summer.

Martyna Marciniak is a recent graduate from the Bartlett. She is interested in using architectural narratives and enjoys working within the intersection of film, animation, model-making and installations in order to explore architectural ideas. Her projects are often wilfully engaging with the realm of kitsch. Recently her work, which focused on architectural atmospheres and light, has been awarded with the Jonathan Speirs Scholarship.

James Shaw was born in Newcastle Upon Tyne and raised in Devon, a.k.a. the English Riviera to a family of doctors with an artistic leaning. He is a recent graduate of the Royal College of Art’s Design Products programme and now runs a studio in South London specialising in the design and manufacture of bespoke and production furniture and products, sculptural objects and material research. James has exhibited internationally including at The Design Museum, The V&A, Boijmans van Beuningen Museum and MOMA. Past awards include being nominated for the Design Museum Designs of the Year Award and winning the Arc Chair Design Award. His work is in the permanent collections of MoMA, The Montreal Museum of Art and the Vitra Design Museum among others.

For more information about our summer schools feel free to email us