Low Carbon Architecture Summer Programme – LCASP

The Welsh School of Architecture (WSA) has a holistic approach to design which embraces all aspects of sustainable design and planning.

The School is acknowledged as a world leader in the research and development of sustainable and low carbon building design in the UK, China and the Middle East.

The WSA launched its first International Summer Programme in July 2013. The programme brings together international undergraduates and recent graduates from schools of architecture and other built environment disciplines keen to develop a UK experience in low carbon design.

During the couple of weeks spent at the Welsh School of Architecture, students engage in interactive and inspiring workshops, seminars and team work, whilst participating in project and photo competitions. Previous summer schools included talks from enthusiastic leading practitioners from renowned UK architectural firms, such as Foster and Partners, MAKE Architects, SOM, ARUP, Scott Brownrigg as well as Roger Stirk Harbour and Partners. Students were also given the opportunity to attend field visits to remarkable low carbon and sustainable venues, such as the St. Fagans National History Museum, the Crystal building in London, the BRE Innovation Park in Watford and the Eden project in Cornwall. Further educational trips to Bath City and Stonehenge were arranged in 2015.


  • Spend your summer at one of the top schools of architecture in the UK
  • Learn about state-of-the-art approaches to low carbon design and sustainability in the built environment
  • Get a hands-on experience in sustainable initiatives and developments in the UK
  • Receive a certificate of participation from the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University

What LCASP students thought about the programme

“Great experience, I met lots of new people. It was really good fun, I really liked Cardiff.”
Ahmad Al Issa, Saudi Arabia, third year Architecture

“Very interesting and educational. We had a great time.”
Amira Raneem Shehab, Lebanon, Architecture Graduate

It’s been an amazing experience attending the sustainable architecture workshop in Cardiff – it’s a great exposure for students and architects worldwide
Bindu Lankesh, India, third year in architecture

“Very helpful towards my degree. I learnt a lot of information about sustainability.”
Hasan Mahdi, Lebanon, fourth year Architecture

“Really great, this is the perfect experience.”
Qian Wu, China, Master’s degree in Urban Planning Stage 1

“International interactions are really beneficial for students looking to enhance their careers.“
Sherin Gammaz, Egypt, course supervisor

Key information

Dates 21st July - 4th August 2018
Duration 2 weeks
Location Cardiff, UK
Application deadline TBC
Enquiries pse-iss@cardiff.ac.uk

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