For 25 years, our diverse education programmes have brought together emerging talent from the fields of craft, architecture, planning and construction. We are keen for our alumni to connect with each other, foster new relationships and share expertise.

Together, we can help ensure The Foundation and HRH The Prince of Wales' views on architecture and buiding community become reality.  

How to Engage:


We have launched an online Alumni Newsletter to keep you up to date with what's going on. It features interviews with former students, top news from around the Foundation and upcoming events. To subscribe to the newsletter or submit a story or some news, please contact Katerina Ward, the Research and Communications Assistant. 

Events and Seminars

We hold annual networking events and seminars designed to appeal to the varied alumni. We would be delighted to see you at one. 

Social Media

You can also join the Alumni groups on LinkedIn or Facebook.



History of our Summer Schools

Summer schools have been held under several names in the past, . The first two were known as 'The Prince of Wales's Summer School in Civil Architecture', later ones as 'The Prince of Wales's European Summer School' or 'The Prince of Wales's American Summer School'.   The last two (1998 and 1999) were not formally organised as summer schools, but rather run as an extension to the Graduate Programme. Summer schools have been held in beautiful and historical places, like Oxford, Rome and Berlin.

The Prince's Foundation began offering Summer Schools again in 2008, with the residential summer school The Culture of Building held in Lincoln and Poundbury, UK. They are now run from our Scotland hub, Dumfries House. 



We are assembling an online library of images from the Institute and Foundation. Click on an image to view the class photos from years gone by. All photographs are by Richard Ivey unless noted otherwise.