Miraj Ahmed
Unit/Programme:DIP 01
Position:Unit Master
Lucia Nuria Alvarez Lombardero
Unit/Programme:INTER 08
Position:Unit Master
Bio: Nuria Alvarez Lombardero studied Architecture and Urbanism at ETSA Madrid and the AA, and worked for Machado & Silvetti Associates in Boston. She is co-director of Canales & Lombardero and has previously taught at the University of Cambridge, TEC Monterrey and the University of Seville. After finishing her PhD on the dissolution of boundaries traced by modern urban planning, she has published different articles in international magazines, being her book Arquitectas: Redefining the Practice awarded in the XIII Spanish Bienal of Urbanism and Architecture.
Martin Fidalgo Alvaro
Unit/Programme:INTER 04
Position:Unit Master
Bio: Álvaro Martín Fidalgo is co-founding partner together with Arantza Ozaeta Cortázar of the Madrid-based office TallerDE2, which develops emerging architectural spaces in consolidated environments that connect local identity with contemporary culture. They studied at TU Delft and the Madrid Polytechnic ETSAM, where Alvaro is currently associate professor and both are PhD candidates. In addition to their work as visiting lecturers and as unit tutors within the AA Visiting School, since 2008 they have been developing a masterplan for shrinking contexts in Germany, which is the recipient of numerous awards.
Pierandrea Angius
Unit/Programme:DRL
Position:Course Tutor
Francesco Anselmo
Unit/Programme:Technical Studies
Position:Course Lecturer
Bio: Francesco’s extensive experience is backed by a PhD in Environmental Physics, with a strong emphasis on sustainability, daylighting analysis and lighting design. Francesco is an expert user of lighting simulation and visualisation systems and actively develops computer tools for lighting design, building simulation, interaction design and building information modelling. Since joining Arup, he has been involved in architectural lighting design and daylighting design for a broad range of national and international projects. His strong technical background, programming skills and interest for integration between the human experience of light and the user interface of lighting installations have stimulated a personal research that has led him to the exploration of physical computing, the design of media façades and interactive visual artworks and the application of circadian strategies to lighting design. Francesco’s passion for lighting drives him to explore how light and user interaction can positively influence people’s experience of architecture.
Ana Araujo
Unit/Programme:INTER 02
Position:Unit Master
Bio: Ana Araujo is interested in the relationship between architectural design, theories of perception and psychoanalysis. She runs a small design studio in Windsor and has lectured and published internationally.
Xristina Argyros
Unit/Programme:INTER 15
Position:Unit Master
Bio: Xristina Argyros is co-founder of Neiheiser Argyros, a London-based multidisciplinary architecture practice with projects in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Greece. Xristina has previously taught in the architecture schools at Cardiff University and Yale University. She received her Masters degree in 2013 from the Yale School of Architecture after earning her Bachelor of Arts and Architecture degree from Princeton University in 2009. Argyros has worked at a number of award winning firms in Europe and the United States, including WORKac in New York City, the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in New York City, and Ateliers Jean Nouvel in Paris. Argyros is originally from Athens, Greece and has lived in Athens, Paris, and New York prior to moving to London in 2014. She is a licensed architect in Greece.
Charles Arsene-Henry
Unit/Programme:MEDIA STUDIES
Position:Course Tutor, Intermediate
Bio: Charles Arsene-Henry founded speculative research agency White Box Black Box in 2009. He is currently conceiving The Library is on Fire with the Luma Foundation and teaching an AA media studies course titled Shapes of Fiction. He is also writing Molly Psycho Mantis Bloom
Pier Vittorio Aureli
Unit/Programme:PhD
Position:1st / 2ndSupervisor
Bio: Pier Vittorio Aureli is an architect and educator. His research and projects focus on the relationship between architectural form, political theory and urban history. He is Louis Kahn Visiting Professor at the School of Architecture at Yale University and is the author of The Possibility of an Absolute Architecture (2011) and The Project of Autonomy: Politics and Architecture Within and Against Architecture (2008). He is co-founder of Dogma, an architectural studio based in Brussels and focused on the project of the city.
Kasper Ax
Unit/Programme:MEDIA STUDIES
Position:Course Tutor
Eleni Axioti
Unit/Programme:HISTORY AND THEORY STUDIES
Position:Course Teaching Assistant
Bio: Eleni Axioti holds a Diploma (MEng.) with honours from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and an M.A. in History and Theory of Architecture from the AA. She has been practicing as a designer (AKTII, Atelier One etc.), writer and editor in London since 2007. She is currently a PhD candidate in History and Theory of Architecture at the AA. Her research focuses on a genealogy of architectural operations in the late 20th century Britain and their relation to issues of governance and political economy.
Nick Baker
Unit/Programme:Sustainable Environmental Design
Position:Course Tutor
Fabrizio Ballabio
Unit/Programme:HISTORY AND THEORY STUDIES
Position:Course Tutor
Bio: FABRIZIO BALLABIO (b. Italy) is an architect and writer based in London. He graduated in Switzerland at the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio (AAM) and received his Masters with Distinctions at the Architectural Association in London (AA) where he currently teaches in the History and Theories Studies. In practice, Ballabio has collaborated with multiple European offices amongst which Valerio Olgiati (Flims), Pascal Flammer (Zurich) and more recently 6a architects (London). As scholar, Ballabio conducts research in architectural history, particularly focusing on late baroque Southern Italian architecture. He has recently lectured on this and other subjects at the AA, the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), The Barber Institute (University of Birmingham), the Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, amongst others. He is a regular contributor of the academic journal AA Files. Ballabio is the co-founder of åyr, a London based art collective exploring the complex evolution of domesticity in the post-internet city, and part of the online research platform on industrial architecture, Factory Futures.
Shany Barath
Unit/Programme:FIRST YEAR
Position:Studio Master
Bio: Shany Barath is the co-founder of ShaGa Studio, a design collaborative based in London and Tel Aviv. Her work fuses extensive practical experience with cutting edge design methodologies, technological innovation and creative material application across varying scales. She studied architecture at the TU Delft and the AA, where she has been teaching as a Studio Master since 2009 and Directing the AA TLV Visiting School.
Lawrence Barth
Unit/Programme:Housing and Urbanism
Position:Studio Master
Carolina Bartram
Unit/Programme:Technical Studies
Position:Course Lecturer
Bio: Carolina Bartram is a professionally qualified engineer with degrees in both engineering and architecture; her main fields of interest are within the fields of materials technology and complex analysis. Carolina has 20 years experience as a structural engineer and has worked at all scales and through all project stages on a range of different national and international projects including building projects, facades, and masterplans. She has led teams for the last 15 years for many high profile architectural commissions. Carolina currently forms part of the leadership for one of Arup’s multi disciplinary building engineering teams in London.
A Shumon Basar
Unit/Programme:
Position:Public Programme Researcher
Abigail Ellen Ksewera Batchelor
Unit/Programme:Housing and Urbanism
Position:Course Master
Simon Beames
Unit/Programme:Technical Studies
Position:Course Lecturer
Umberto Bellardi Ricci
Unit/Programme:FOUNDATION
Position:Studio Master
Bio: Umberto Bellardi Ricci is Studio Master in the Foundation Course at the Architectural Association and Director of the AA Visiting School in Las Pozas, Mexico. He currently also runs his practice in London, which ranges from residential projects to product design. Prior to completing his Diploma at the AA, he holds degrees in Social Anthropology and International Relations from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London and has worked in various fields such as human rights and journalism. He has previously also co-organised the Architecture Exchange, a platform fostering debate between architecture and philosophy and currently also directs Beton Machine, an art and architecture collective working and exhibiting internationally.

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