The AA has exciting plans for Hooke Park that evolve the pedagogy, the site and place of Hooke Park as a place of learning, experimentation and sustainability. Since taking on Hooke Park in 2002 and the formulation of the Strategic Plan in 2008 the Design & Make programme has become established and the new campus is taking place.
As the campus develops the courses at Hooke will also develop. Timber technologies and ruralism will sit alongside Design & Make to provide a holistic range of complimentary long courses whilst the robot arm and future developments in digital fabrication will enable us to offer a full range of short courses based on timber.
The forest and landscape will also develop at Hooke as we make the campus more a part of the forest and we undertake new plantings that make the forest a richer place and an exemplar site for new methods of forest management.
In 2013 an Implementation Plan was produced which sets out how the AA’s vision of the future of Hooke is to be undertaken; the vision, the ethos of development and the timeline for development.