The AA’s satellite campus out in Hooke Park, Dorset is a laboratory for Architectural Research through 1:1 fabrication. Students inhabit an environment that combines, forest, studio, workshop and building site. Developing hands-on research in design and fabrication through prototyping. The large scale fabrication facilities act as a testing ground where students devote time to advanced speculative research.
The MSc and MArch Design + Make programs are twelve month and sixteen month residential programs respectively. Designing and building Architecture in the woods, within an ecosystem that is both material library and site and which forms the inspiration for architectural experimentation. By combining traditional craft with advanced technologies such as 3D scanning and Robotic fabrication, Design + Make operates as an agency of Architectural innovation and presents a unique and alternative vision for architectural education.