Rodolfo Acevedo-Rodriguez
Unit/Programme:Intermediate 16
Position:Unit Assistant
Bio: An architect, as well as an etcher-printmaker, Rodolfo Acevedo Rodriguez concluded his education at University College London in 2014. Rodolfo has practiced at the offices of David Chipperfield, Norman Foster and Richard Rogers, and now focuses on the preservation and regeneration of historic monuments. Rodolfo has been shortlisted for the RIBA President’s Bronze Medal (2011) and has received the RIBA Oxford Prize (2009), the Fitzroy Robinson Drawing Prize (2014), the Bartlett School of Architecture Medal (2014), the Bartlett Travel Award (2014), the Leverhulme Trust Bursary (2013-14), the Building History Bursary (2015), the Kettle Yard’s Travel Award (2015), the Deborah Roslund Prize (2016), the Clifford Chance Prize (2016) and the Ashmolean Museum/Vivien Leigh Bequest Prize (2016). Rodolfo was elected member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers in 2015 and is serving as Exhibitions Co-Ordinator on the RE Council (2015-).
Miraj Ahmed
Unit/Programme:Diploma 1
Position:Unit Master
Bio: I am an Artist and Architect. Graduating with DipArch (with distinction) in Architecture from Canterbury College of Art, I have worked within a range of award winning practices such as Pierre d'Avoine Architects and Stanton Williams on projects that have been published at home and abroad. Projects have ranged from domestic / residential to commercial, cultural and arts buildings at various stages of development. Many projects within practice have been research based, through competitions and feasibility studies as well as collaborations with artists on public art projects. In parallel to architectural practice, I have pursued a parallel practice as an artist. My interests deal with perceptual themes such as light, the every day and spatial scale – from the domestic to the cosmic. Painting forms the main focus of fine art practice with further site specific sculpture and installation work. I have exhibited at home and abroad in galleries such as Wimbledon and Camberwell Space, Fabbrica Europa, Florence, Dilston Grove, Arte Laguna in Arsenale, Venice (2016) and more recently Koppel Projects Hive, London. The fluidity of practice between art and architecture has another branch in teaching. I have taught in both art and architecture in a number of institutions ; at the AA since 2000, as an Associate Lecturer at Camberwell College of Art (since 2008) and as Design Fellow at Cambridge University (2006-14).
Lucia Nuria Alvarez Lombardero
Unit/Programme:Intermediate 8
Position:Unit Master
Bio: Nuria Álvarez Lombardero (Architect,MA,MPhil hons,PhD) studied architecture at ESTA Madrid, Polytechnic University of Madrid, and holds and MA from the Architectural Association in Housing & Urbanism. Previously, Nuria has taught at the University of Cambridge, Bartlett UCL, TEC Monterrey and the University of Seville. She has conducted research at Harvard University, University of Cambridge and the Architectural Association, funded by the Spanish Government Talentia Grant. After finishing her PhD on the dissolution of boundaries traced by modern urban planning, she has published different articles in international magazines. Recetly she has published the books Politics of Fabrication and Arquitectas: Redefi ning the Practice (Recolectores Urbanos), being the latter awarded in the last XIII Spanish Bienal of Urbanism and Architecture. She has also collaborated in Neutra and La Ciudad Viva magazines.
Sebastian Andia
Unit/Programme:Media Studies
Position:Unit Tutor
Bio: Sebastian has high interest in different creative fields and has been growing an international background since his early days as a student. From music and painting, to design and architecture, he has been exposed to different forms of expression, enriching his creative working processes and methodologies. In 2001, Sebastian started his studies in Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Mendoza, Argentina. During his studies he was prized with different scholarships, namely in 2003, to study at the Universidad Anahuac in Mexico City. In 2006, he moved to Washington DC to develop his thesis at WACC (Virginia Tech), USA, where he got his degree as an architect with honours. In 2012, he was granted with MArch II from the AA School of Architecture DRL. Sebastian taught as a tutor of Diploma 17 and Intermedia 16 at the Architectural Association School of Architecture. Currently he is tutor at the Media Studies course at the AA School. Sebastian first working experiences were at his family offices Andia Arquitectos founded by his father and uncle. After other working experiences in the USA he moved to New York to work as Lead Designer at Asymptote Architecture. He was involved in a variety projects, from furniture and product design, interior design, and high rise building to master plan scales with highly acclaimed international status. Since 2012, he joined Zaha Hadid Architects where he has worked on a wide range of projects and competitions in China, North Africa, and the Middle East. In parallel to Architecture he has been developing his art and design work under Sebastian Andia Studio. He has been participating in numerous individual and collective exhibitions in different countries such as Argentina, USA and Japan. He has received different prizes, recognitions and mentions, and regularly gives presentations and lectures about his latest work.
Pierandrea Angius
Position:Course Tutor
Bio: Pierandrea Angius is an Architect and an Educator, specialised in the application of procedural and form-finding techniques at all stages of the design process with an established expertise in the design development of complex and large scale buildings. He holds a PhD in Building Technology and he received his MArch in Architecture and Urbanism from the AA School. He is an Associate at Zaha Hadid Architects and since 2009 has taught at the London Design Studio of the University of Pennsylvania, the Design Research Laboratory at the Architectural Association of London and Politecnico of Milan.
Francesco Anselmo
Unit/Programme:Technical Studies
Position:Course Lecturer - Diploma TS5
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.

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