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Hooke Park is the Architectural Association’s woodland campus in Dorset, UK. It contains a growing educational facility for design, workshop, construction and landscape-focused activities. The site is home to the Design + Make post graduate masters programme, sees visits from AA units and programmes, and hosts numerous short courses, lectures and events through the year. Projects are supported by a diverse team of expert practitioners including architects, craftspeople, designers, engineers, technicians, foresters and more in an environment that combines, forest, studio, workshop and 1:1 experimental architecture.

AA groups can arrange visits through their tutors, by contacting us at hookeadmin@aaschool.ac.uk

We can also arrange tours of Hooke Park for groups outside of the AA. We ask for a £10 contribution per person (with a discount for educational groups over 5 people).  Please email Hookeadmin@aaschool.ac.uk if you would like to arrange a group visit or if you are interested in joining a tour as an individual/ small group – individuals are welcome to join organised group tours as and when they happen, just get in touch and we can let you know dates of upcoming organised tours.

We are currently recruiting for 3 positions at Hooke Park.  Job specifications can be found on the links below:

Hooke Park Digital Fabrication Technician

Hooke Park Assistant Forester and Sawmill Operator

Hooke Park Catering Assistant 

Please visit www.aaschool.ac.uk/jobs for more information and details on how to apply.

Land Matter Media 10 -13th September 
Join us for a 4 day residential film workshop at Hooke Park. We will be working on location in our own forest landscape, with excursions into deep time – taking in the wider geological context of the Jurassic Coast. Together we’ll develop a set of experimental short films (using film, audio and 3D scanning) as we explore some of the hidden narratives that govern the land we see around us. Our focus is on using time-based media to explore temporal and material relationships.  –  Click on the link above for more information and for how to apply

MArch/MSc Design + Make
Supported by a diverse team of expert practitioners in Hooke Park, the AA’s Design + Make programme explores design at the point of physical production.

Hooke Park Build
An intensive short programme assisting in the physical production of experimental architecture at the AA’s Hooke Park campus.

Visit Hooke Park
We offer public tours on a monthly basis as well as ad hoc group tours.  Please email Hookeadmin@aaschool.ac.uk for further information.  We ask for a suggested donation of £10 per person per tour.