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Jiri Lev opening ArchiCamp 2015
ArchiCamp 2015

ArchiCamp is an unofficial annual gathering of Australian and international architecture students, architects, craftsmen and artists, focused on sustainability, ethical development and professional culture. [1]

In design workshops, participants of each camp work on specific projects that will directly benefit the host community, e.g. community halls, housing, tourism facilities, masterplans. Following the camp, students may continue working on their concepts through to council approval and construction itself. Location of the camps changes, with approximately 100 participants gathering over 3–4 days.

The inaugural ArchiCamp took place in 2014 in Mudgee, NSW.[2] In 2015, ArchiCamp participants contributed to flood recovery of the regional town of Dungog, NSW.[3] Among notable architects involved have been Adrian Welke, Drew Heath, Richard Leplastrier, Lindsay Johnston, Kerry and Lindsay Clare, Elizabeth Farrelly.[4]

ArchiCamp was founded and is organised by Jiri Lev as grassroots event without sponsors or other funding.[5] Participants contribute small amount towards communal meals and leftover money is donated to charity.[6]


  1. ^ Fowler, Ebony. "Architecture in the field: Archicamp 2015", Architecture Australia, 15 Oct 2015. Retrieved on 6 August 2016.
  2. ^ Watson, Elle. "Architects and designers plan projects for flood affected town", Mudgee Guardian, 12 Oct 2015. Retrieved on 6 August 2016.
  3. ^ Virtue, Robert. "Architecture students help Dungog through flood recovery", ABC News, 20 Oct 2015. Retrieved on 6 August 2016.
  4. ^ "ArchiCamp – Community Architecture". Retrieved 2019-04-16.
  5. ^ "About ArchiCamp", ArchiCamp website. Retrieved on 25 August 2016.
  6. ^ Watts, Ellie-Marie. "Students shepherd ideas on Dungog flood and sustainable village living", Port Stephens Examiner, 22 Oct 2015. Retrieved on 6 August 2016.

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