Keith Williams attended the Architecture Drawing Summer School at the Hauser & Wirth Gallery in Bruton, Somerset as a guest reviewer along with Niall Hobhouse and leading architect Eric Parry . Open to the public as well as staff and students, and coordinated by Isabel Allen, the open review took place in the Radić Pavilion, a re-relocated temporary pavilion originally designed as the 2014 Serpentine Pavilion in London by Smiljan Radic.
Initiated by Robert Bargery of the Royal Fine Art Commission Trust and Niall Hobhouse of Drawing Matter Trust in 2017, the Architectural Drawing Summer School was developed in collaboration with Prof Andrew Clancy of the Kingston School of Art and has now forged connections with leading educators, thinkers and practitioners. This year the expansion of the school has been made possible through the generous support of many architectural practices. Now in its third year, the Architectural Drawing Summer School is designed to give A-Level students with an interest in architecture, an insight into how professional architects record what they see, how this information connects to the buildings they produce and how the process of drawing can be used to test and develop an idea.
Keith commented that “the art of drawing which has been fundamental to the architect’s creative vision across the centuries, is the greatest skill that an architect can possess. This programme which seeks to teach that skill to the next generation, has to be applauded. As an alumnus of Kingston School of Art, I was honoured to become involved”
Keith Williams Architects is also a sponsor of this important programme along with B2 Architects, Peter Wilson, Christ and Gantenbein, Eric Parry Architects, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Moxon Architects, Niall Mclaughlin Architects, Publica and Tony Fretton Architects.
The third Architectural Drawing Summer School, was organised by the Royal Fine Art Commission Trust in association with Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Drawing Matter, Kingston School of Art, Queen’s University Belfast and Bruton School for Girls. The week-long course provided a unique opportunity for A-level students who have an interest in architecture and the built environment to learn more about the subject at a fully funded summer school.