Eugene Amplifier - Eugene, Oregon 2013

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Marking The Forest III

Thursday 14 – Sunday 24 August 2014

Marking the Forest returns to the Oregon wilderness for a third year where we will be inventing, imagining, designing and building an insertion into the forest. Exploring the old and new growth woodlands and the commercialisation and commodification of the tree, we will investigate the natural lifecycle of the forest and propose solutions for thoughtfully marking and occupying its terrain. In the first year we created an occupiable camera obscura and an oculus, sited in the woodland to exemplify the contrast of the immediate forest and the distant view across the ridge; in year two we invented and created the Amplifier which enhances the transition from the meadow to the dense forest. We will be investigating an architecture that marks territories in the woodland through routes of inhabitation, forest talks from naturalists, environmentalists and loggers. We will visit mills and walk the ridge all of which will inform our design sessions. Our final evening will see us toasting our successes with a ‘feast in the forest’.


1) You can make an application by completing the online application found under ‘Links and Downloads’ on the AA Visiting School page. If you are not able to make an online application,  email for instructions to pay by bank transfer. 

2) Once you complete the online application and make a full payment of £695, you are registered to the programme. A CV or a portfolio is not required.

The deadline for applications is 8th August 2014

All participants travelling from abroad are responsible for securing any visa required. After payment of fees, the AA can provide a letter confirming participation in the workshop. 


The AA Visiting School requires a fee of £695 per participant, which includes a £60 Visiting Membership. If you are already a member, the total fee will be reduced automatically by £60 by the online payment system. Fees are non refundable. Fees do not include flights. 

Accommodation during the workshop is not provided, but advice on accommodation options can be given. Students need to bring their own laptops, digital equipment and model making tools. Please ensure this equipment is covered by your own insurance as the AA takes no responsibility for items lost or stolen at the workshop.

The workshop is open to architecture and design students and professionals worldwide.


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Programme Directors
Kristin Cross
Stewart Dodd

Visiting School Director

Christopher Pierce

T +44 20 7887 4014
F +44 20 7414 0782

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