Maxwell Peter Babbé
Unit/Programme:Professional Practice
Position:Course Lecturer
Bio: Founder and Director of RIBA Award winning architectural practice SOUP, London and Guernsey.
Lidia Badarnah
Unit/Programme:Emergent Technologies
Position:Studio Tutor
Nick Baker
Unit/Programme:Sustainable Environmental Design
Position:Course Tutor
Bio: Nick Baker originally studied physics and after a brief period in medical physics, has spent most of his professional life working in architecture and building. His interests have included, energy modelling, daylight design, natural ventilation and thermal comfort, as well as the broader field of sustainable design. He has written and contributed to several books on these topics, including a book on Sustainable Refurbishment partly based on material from a recent EU funded demonstration project, where he served on the expert panel. More recently he has become interested in the way occupants interact with buildings and their surroundings, and in particular, the way their behaviour influences energy use. For much of his career he was a lecturer at Cambridge University Department of Architecture. He is now retired but is still involved as a visiting lecturer and external examiner at several universities.
Lawrence Barth
Unit/Programme:Housing and Urbanism
Position:Studio Master
Bio: LAWRENCE BARTH Studied urbanism in California, Germany, and Canada. Lectures in the Housing and Urbanism Programme at the Architectural Association Graduate School. Consultant urbanist to cities, architects, and landscape architects on large urban projects. Advisor to the Board of INTA, the International Urban Development Association, a member of the International Advisory Council for the Fundación Metropoli in Madrid, and serves on the International Advisory Panel of the Vysokovsky Graduate School of Urbanism at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow. Additional teaching experience Before coming to the AA in 1999, lectured in the Department of Sociology, University of Essex, developing courses in political sociology and urban studies, and also lectured in the political sociology of cities at Birkbeck College, University of London. Research and Publications Research has focused on the intersection of urbanism and political reason, with particular emphasis on the genealogy of 20th Century planning and urbanism. Themes within this research have also included the analysis and reorientation of contemporary critical thought toward the urban domain, as well as the reconsideration of classic social and political writings in light of urban issues. He has published on the writings of J.-F. Lyotard, M. de Certeau, and M. Foucault. Recent publications focus on the relation between design, strategy, and urban decision making, with an emphasis upon the role of typological reasoning in urbanism. His current research interests have turned toward new approaches to housing design, neighbourhoods, and service delivery, and in particular upon the growing interest in a sharing economy. Consultancy He has worked as consultant urbanist for architectural offices on issues of urban planning, process, and strategy. He recently completed plans for the strategic intensification of Singapore Science Parks I&II, together with S333 Architecture and Urbanism, and continues consulting on other projects in Europe and Asia.
A Shumon Basar
Position:Summer School - Public Programme
Bio: Shumon Basar is a writer, thinker and cultural critic. He is co-author of The Age of Earthquakes: A Guide to the Extreme Present with Douglas Coupland and Hans Ulrich Obrist (Penguin/Blue Rider, 2015). His edited books include Translated By, The World of Madeon Vriesendorp, With/Without, Cities from Zero, Did Someone Say Participate? and Hans Ulrich Obrist Interviews Volume 2. He is Commissioner of the Global Art Forum in Dubai, Editor-at-large of Tank magazine and Contributing Editor at Bidoun magazine, Director of the Format program at the AA School, and a member of Fondazione Prada’s “Thought Council.”
Simon Beames
Unit/Programme:Technical Studies
Position:Course Tutor - Intermediate TS3
Bio: Together with the design and testing of an on going technical agenda, I have been involved at the inception of major projects across the world which tend , more often than not, to seek a certain complex reworking of significant existing buildings. including Chek Lap Kok airport Hong Kong, the Reichstag Berlin, The American Air Museum, Duxford; Battersea Power Station and the tea clipper Cutty Sark in Greenwich. Major recent and on going project work includes the conservation of Crossness Pumping Station, Abbey Wood, A Grade 1 listed Bazalgette designed works and the the Royal Academy Link Project from Piccadilly to Burlington Gardens.

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