Evangelia Magnisali
Unit/Programme:DRL
Position:Software Tutor
Bio: Eva Magnisali is an architectural engineer, researcher and educator, currently working as a Research Associate at the University of Westminster, where she coordinates the Robotic Lab of the faculty of Architecture and Built Environment. Eva has taught a series of computational and robotic fabrication workshops at the UoW, and has also been a tutor at the Architectural Association since 2015, when she earned a Master of Architecture and Urbanism from the Design Research Laboratory master programme. Additionally, Eva holds a Master of Architecture and Engineering with honours from the National Technical University of Athens. Her research investigates the integration of design and robotic fabrication, currently focusing on robotic manufacturing of topologically optimized shell structures, using composite materials. As an architect, Eva has worked at Foster + Partners, where she developed computational design tools for the digital representation and fabrication of complex facades. She has also collaborated with renown practices, such as AKT II and Robofold. In parallel, Eva has organised several international conferences and she has given lectures and presented her work internationally.
Ciaran Malik
Unit/Programme:Technical Studies
Position:Course Tutor - First Year TS1 and Intermediate TS2
Bio: Cíaran is a structural engineer, a teacher and illustrator. He studied engineering at the University of Cambridge and trained as a teacher at the University of Buckingham. He taught manufacturing techniques; wood working, welding, rebar tying and plastic forming and believes in the importance of understanding the construction method. He wants to be able to show technical aspects of design through simple diagrams and conducts studies of historic buildings. He also believes in using his technical skills in developed countries and internationally, getting involved in water projects in Thailand, improving the seismic resistance of structures in Nepal and developing shelter guidelines with Shelter Centre.
Antoni Malinowski
Unit/Programme:Foundation
Position:Consultant - Colour
Bio: Antoni Malinowski is an artist who works with pigment, light, movement and time, investigating the dynamic relationship that exists between pictorial and architectural spaces. After studying painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and furthering his studies at the Chelsea Collage of Art, Malinowski has established and based his practice in London. Since his first wall drawing installations in the mid 1980s Antoni Malinowski has been working in a variety of media including painting on canvas and walls, video, and drawing on often very large scale. Malinowski has done many painting/drawing installations including “Wall Drawing for RIBA”, London 1998; “Echoing the Pavilion” at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea and the Architectural Association, London 2001; “Bridging Lines Venice” during the Architectual Venice Bienalle 2004, “Bridging Colours” at and around Gallery 175, Seoul 2010. In 2009 Antoni Malinowski has become the first contemporary artist in the 200 year history of Dulwich Picture Gallery to make a drawing/ painting installation directly on the walls of this oldest museum in England ( The Polish Connection – Dulwich Picture Gallery,London and the Royal Castle, Warsaw 2009 ) Malinowki’s paintings have been exhibited internationally and are in many private and public collections including Tate, London. Last year Malinowski completed a large commission for the foyer areas at the Rafael Viñoly designed Mathematical Institute, Oxford. “Spectral Flip” is a two part mural painted directly onto the south and the north facing walls, seemingly creating a luminous force field between them.
Jussi Taneli Mansikkamaki
Unit/Programme:Media Studies
Position:Course Tutor
Bio: Taneli Mansikkamäki (s.1981) is an architect who moved London from Helsinki in 2003. He worked in the early stages of his career in the late architect Jan Kaplický's founded Future Systems, Mansikkamäki has established architectural firm AGO - A Geometry Office in 2017 and have been working as a Unit Master at the Architectural Association School from 2012 onwards.
Roberta Marcaccio
Unit/Programme:History and Theory
Position:Course Teaching Assistant - 3rd Year
Bio: Having lectured in the UK and internationally, Roberta leads a Design Think-Tank at the London School of Architecture (LSA) and teaches History and Theory at the AA. Alongside her teaching activities she works for the London-based studio DSDHA, overseeing the practice’s research and communication aspects. In 2016 she was awarded a 2-year Research Fellowship in the Built Environment by the Royal Commission for The Exhibition of 1851, to study the future of cycling in London. Roberta studied Interior Architecture (MSc) at the Politecnico di Milano and received her Masters in Histories and Theories of Architecture from the AA in 2010. Before joining DSDHA she has worked in an editorial capacity at Artifice (the architectural imprint of Black Dog Publishing) and has collaborated on the curation and realisation of exhibitions at the Milan Salone del Mobile, including Afrofuture (2013) and Hacked! (2012). Her writings have featured on Blueprint Magazine; Real Estates (Bedford Press, 2014); Erasmus Effect (Quodlibet, 2014) and, for AA publications, she has edited a collection of essays spanning the prolific career of Ernesto Rogers, which will be published in 2017.
Vyron Mardas
Unit/Programme:Sustainable Environmental Design
Position:Course Tutor
Bio: Byron is a course tutor, teaching software and methodology in the Sustainable Environmental Design programme. He is also a senior Environmental Designer at Foster and Partners in London. He is involved in the environmental assessment and improvement of several projects worldwide and together with other members of the team, tries to develop new tools, both for in-house and public use in order to improve workflow. His goal is to enable better integration of environmental thinking during the design process with the use of parametric and dynamic techniques, attractive to architects.
Emanuele Marfisi
Unit/Programme:Technical Studies
Position:Course Lecturer - Diploma TS4
Bio: Emanuele Marfisi is a structural engineer with a degree from the University of Florence, a PhD from Cambridge University and ten years' work experience in engineering design. Over the years, he has worked on a number of UK and international projects with well-known architects such as Foster+Partners, Grimshaw, Zaha Hadid, Hopkins, Ron Arad, Christian de Portzamparc and Franck Gehry. This experience allowed him to appreciate various architectural styles and design approaches, reinforcing his ability to challenge the usual way of carrying out structural design. His professional interest lies in multidisciplinary integrated design and in the use of new technologies and systems to bring innovation in the construction industry. After a number of years in London, Emanuele is now working as Project Director for Setec Batiment in their Paris office.
Ignacio Marti
Unit/Programme:Technical Studies
Position:Course Tutor (Diploma TS5 & 1st year)
Bio: Nacho Marti graduated from Elisava School of Design in Barcelona and the Emergent Technologies and Design MSc at the AA. His projects have been exhibited, published and awarded internationally, including a nomination for the 2007 Index Design Award in Copenhagen, the FAD prize in 2008, the IPlus award in 2009 and a High Commendation in the TTJ Achievement in Engineered Timber Award in 2013. He founded his design studio in 2004 and is the Director of the Visiting School Amazon.
Alvaro Martin Fidalgo
Unit/Programme:Intermediate 4
Position:Unit Master
Bio: Alvaro Martin Fidalgo and Arantza Ozaeta head the architecture office TallerDE2 since 2008 [ www.tallerde2.com ], now renamed SOFT (Studio Ozaeta Fidalgo) which makes an on-going commitment to research and knowledge, both in training and innovative practice. They do research on contemporary cultures pursuing the materialization of unusual discoveries. Their work has international scope, been recognized, published and awarded on several occasions. Alvaro Martin Fidalgo and Arantza Ozaeta’s work is mainly developed between Spain, Germany, Italy and UK, where they combine professional activities with academic and research ones. They studied architecture at the TU Delft of The Netherlands and at the Madrid Polytechnic ETSAM. They have been teaching at the Architectural Association London (Summer School 2016/2015/2014/2013), Politecnico di Milano (Italy), Hochschule Coburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany), FCU (Taiwan), Ural State Technical University of Ekaterimburg (Russia), and the Architectural Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain), where currently teach as Associate Professor. Alvaro M Fidalgo and Arantza Ozaeta completed work covers from Urban Regeneration Masterplans (Europan 9, Germany) to Public Facilities (Haus der Tagesmütter, Selb); from Ephemeral Urban Installations (Green Cave, Bilbao) to Domestic Spaces (The Meeting House, Zamora), from Industrial Architecture (ITV-Motto, La Rioja) to Refurbishment with Furniture Infill (The POP-UP House, Madrid). Among their awards, they have received the German ‘Bauwelt Prize 2013-First Works’; Finalists at the ‘XII Spanish Architecture and Urbanism Biennale 2013’; the prize ‘Architects Professional Association of Madrid-Luis M. Mansilla’ as the Best foreign project made by a Spanish office abroad. In 2015 their work has been selected for ‘Architectus Omnibus-Goethe Institute & Casa Cervantes’ to be exhibited in Berlin, and for ‘Export-Spanish Architecture Abroad’ in Madrid. The Spanish magazine ‘Arquitectura Viva’ has selected them as "one of the eight most representative young Spanish studios", and director Arantza Ozaeta was shortlisted “Emerging woman of the year 2014” from the British magazine AJ.
Patricia Mato Mora
Unit/Programme:First Year
Position:Studio Tutor
Bio: Patricia Mato-Mora studied architecture at the AA, before studying materials at the RCA. She now works alongside artists and architects to realise large-scale projects employing various craftsmanship methods, while practising independently as an artist.

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