The 2018 Summer program was run jointly with the University of Buckingham and the University of Notre Dame in the US. The students looked at developing a masterplan for the areas surrounding Euston station in London, where the new HS2 High Speed station is due to be built.
The purpose was for the students to explore for themselves how an area like this could be developed so as to incorporate a 21st century transport interchange into an historic city like London; but done in a way that restores the traditional urban grain and reconnect parts of the city which had become isolated when the current station was enlarged in 1968.
The studio was run by Prof. Lucien Steil and Prof. Samir Younis, with contributions from leading practioners such as Robert Adam, Craig Hamilton, Alireza Sagharchi, John Simpson, Timothy Smith and Jonathon Taylor. Lectures from Clive Aslet, Léon Krier, Frank Salmon and Mark Wilson Jones amongst other academics were complemented by study trips to Bath, Poundbury, Richmond and around Bloomsbury, London.