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Venue: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Architects, London

Dates: This workshop ran over three weeks during July and August 2022.

Workshop Information

Course Outline

During this week-long workshop, you will learn the art of Architectural modelling in an exciting and creative environment.

With uninterrupted guidance from one of Allford Hall Monaghan Morris’ senior in-house model makers, you will be challenged to produce an Architectural object, using various techniques and materials, turning your 2D idea into an elegant and sophisticated, yet practical 3D masterpiece.

You will be encouraged to realise your ideas through traditional model making artistry, using general workshop machinery, such as the CNC milling machine, Spray booth equipment and the Lathe.

Together with this, you will learn the latest techniques within our industry, including 2D and 3D CAD, Laser cutting and 3D Printing.



There will be space for one student on each of the following weeks:

  • Monday 25th July – Friday 29th July 2022
  • Monday 1st August – Friday 5th August 2022
  • Monday 8th August – Friday 12th August 2022

Please tell us in your application if you are unavailable for any of the three weeks listed above.


Application Brief

This year’s Model Making Workshop at AHMM will invite the applicant to completely submerge themselves into the world beneath the waves to create a stunning piece of Underwater Architecture, which is outlandish, unconventional, and quirky.

Throw away all concepts of reality, draw upon all things nautical for inspiration or not. Your task is to design a fantastical building or reimagine an underwater vessel that can take up permanent residence under the sea.

Using an array of traditional and modern Model Making techniques you will produce a Scale Model that could eventually be displayed in the window of prestigious London store, Fortnum & Mason.

Please submit your designs to [email protected] before the application deadline (01/05/2022). These can be sent in simple sketch form with annotations or 3D computer models. Please note that your design must fit within the following dimensions, 40cm (L) x 30cm (W) x 30cm (H.) Only the most creative and unique ideas will be considered for interview.

Good Luck and we’re excited to see what you come up with.



This workshop will be held at Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Architects (AHMM) in London. AHMM is an established architectural practice in Central London with over thirty years experience. They have a firm commitment to the design of buildings of economy, elegance and delight.


Transferable Skills and Future Careers

All of our workshops give you a valuable chance to develop a range of transferable skills. This is a great workshop for anyone who is interested in learning some of the skills required for careers in: 3D Design, Furniture Design, Furniture Making, Theatre Design, Architecture Model Making and Architecture (to name a few).


Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible to apply you will need to be 16 – 19 years old during the dates of the workshop.

Following the application closure date, there will be an interview process during May 2022.


You should be creative and have an interest in the careers listed above, or similar areas. You should also have good hand-eye coordination.

In your application you should demonstrate a passion for working with your hands.

You must be able to attend every day of the workshop.

Please be sure that you have read our Eligibility Criteria and Applications section at the bottom of the Workshop page before applying.


Course Funding

Our workshops are fully-funded by generous sponsors.  Places are limited, therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.


If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. 


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