The 2017 Glenn Murcutt International Master Class is an innovative two-week design studio programme held in July and has become a major annual event on the global architecture calendar.

Started in 2001 by The Architecture Foundation Australia, architects and senior students from more than 75 countries have since made the journey to Australian shores to participate in the programme.

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(L-R) Lindsay Johnston, Professor Britt Andresen, Glenn Murcutt, Richard Leplastrier and Peter Stutchbury. Image courtesy of Bundanon Trust.

The first week is held at ‘Riversdale’, the Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Education Centre on the stunning Shoalhaven River south of Sydney. Participants live and breathe in what has been described as Glenn’s ‘Master Work’, spend time in the company of Glenn himself and experience private tours of some of his most distinguished projects.

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Architect Peter Stutchbury with participants at the Glenn Murcutt International Master Class

For the second week of the Masterclass, the Eco Outdoor Waterloo showroom is transformed into a hive of architectural innovation and inspiration, as participants undertake a design project, with Glenn personally running the rule over the class. As he puts it himself:

I am talking about the conservation of materials, the conservation of land, the keeping of old growth forests, the understanding of how we might be able to find a sustainable building

The Masterclass concludes at the end of the week with presentations of the design projects by the participants and a critique by Australia’s foremost architects, including:

  • Glenn Murcutt
  • Peter Stutchbury
  • Richard Leplastrier
  • Brit Andresen
  • Lindsay Johnston

Eco Outdoor has long been passionate about nurturing the relationship with the next generation of Australian architects. In the past, it has provided University students with immersive tours of their design showrooms as well as training with their leading Business Developer Representatives on the Eco Outdoor approach to specifying stone and its importance in modern, contemporary architecture.

Therefore, Eco Outdoor is delighted to play host to such an iconic event in the Architectural calendar and will provide updates and coverage throughout the week of the class, so be sure to follow Eco Outdoor on Instagram and like us on Facebook to keep up to date.

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The Eco Outdoor Waterloo design showroom will play host to the Glenn Murcutt Masterclass