Nannette Jackowski
Unit/Programme:Intermediate 3
Position:Unit Master
Bio: Nannette Jackowski is a former project architect at Wilkinson Eyre Architects and currently works for Zaha Hadid in London. She has been involved in the design, detailing, construction and management of a variety of small and large scale projects like Zentralstadion Leipzig – a football stadium for the World Cup 2006 in Germany, Maggie’s Centre in Oxford and the London Aquatic Centre for the Olympic Games 2012 in London. Nannette studied architecture at the Leipzig University of Applied Sciences in Germany and received a master of architecture degree at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London under the direction of Sir Peter Cook. Together with Ricardo de Ostos she founded NaJa & deOstos, a London-based studio developed as a platform for experimental architecture. They are the authors of The Hanging Cemetery of Baghdad (2007), Pamphlet Architecture 29: Ambiguous Spaces (2008) and Scavengers and Other Creatures in Promised Lands (2017). In 2012 they were nominated for the Iakov Chernikhov prize for young architects around the world.
Sam Mirko Christian Jacoby
Unit/Programme:Projective Cities
Position:Course Director
Bio: Sam Jacoby is a chartered architect with an AA Diploma and a doctorate from the Technische Universität Berlin in architectural history and theory. He has worked in the UK, Germany, USA and Malaysia and has taught since 2002 at the AA, as well as at the University of Nottingham, The Bartlett (UCL), Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart and Royal College of Art. He is currently Director of the AA Projective Cities programme.
Martin Collins Jameson
Unit/Programme:Diploma 1
Position:Unit Master
Bio: Partner at Serie Architects London. Working on projects in Singapore, India and UK with emphasis on large-scale civic, educational and technology sectors. Unit Master at AA School of Architecture with Miraj Ahmed since 2009. Prior career as management consultant with Booz Allen. Completed over 40 assignments across Asia Pacific, USA and Europe. MBA from IMD Switzerland, and BA (hons) from Oxford University in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
Paul Jeffries
Unit/Programme:DRL
Position:Software Tutor
Bio: Paul is a Chartered Engineer and Computational Design specialist with ten years of experience, particularly on projects involving unusual and innovative structural forms. As Computational Design Lead at Ramboll he is responsible for pushing forward the use of the computer as a design tool. He is passionate about leveraging computing power to enable new and more efficient approaches to design and to that end both develops custom software design technology and applies it to solve real design problems.
Lily Jencks
Unit/Programme:Diploma 13
Position:Unit Master
Bio: Lily Jencks (b 1980) lives and works in London as director of the award winning architecture and landscape firm LilyJencksStudio, and Land Art firm JencksSquared. Lily’s work spans the scale from urban parks to intimate interiors, creating spaces with strong identities and iconic forms derived from universal values. Working in close collaboration with clients and users, as well as scientists and other artists, each design has a distinct identity that appeals to a visitor’s intellect, as well as the pleasure of the built environment.
George Jeronimidis
Unit/Programme:PhD
Position:PhD Second Supervisor
Bio: George Jeronimidis is Emeritus Professor of Composite Material Engineering at the University of Reading and Director of the Centre for Biomimetics and President of Biokon International. Until March 2016 he was also Co-Director of the EmTech Programme at the AA School of Architecture in London where he continues to support the programme as an academic visitor and he is a Director of Studies and Academic Supervisor for the AA School’s PhD Programme. He received his PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Rome in 1970. From 1971 to 1979 he worked with Professor J.E. Gordon at Reading University on the mechanics of composite materials, wood and and other biological composite systems. Hi current research interests cover biomimetics, wood and composite mechanics, plant and animal biomechanics, bio-inspired robot systems, smart materials and structures and bio-inspired architecture.

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