John Palmesino
Unit/Programme:DIP 04
Position:Unit Master
Bio: John Palmesino is an architect and urbanist, Born in Switzerland. He has lead the researches at ETH Studio Basel–Contemporary City Institute between 2003 and 2007.He has co-founded multiplicity, an international research network involved in contemporary architecture, urbanism, arts and general culture. Main works include MUTATIONS, USE uncertain States of Europe, Solid Sea. multiplicity’s works have been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, at the KW Berlin, at the Triennale di Milano and at documenta11. He is the initiator of the interdisciplinary research on neutrality as a modality of spatial transformation and control for his PhD at the Research Architecture Centre, Goldsmiths, University of London, where he also teaches.  
Dominic Papa
Unit/Programme:Housing and Urbanism
Position:Studio Master
Bio: is a co-founding director of S333 Architecture + Urbanism Ltd. He is an architect and urban designer involved in practice, teaching and research. He has taught at the academies of architecture in Amsterdam and Tilburg, and the Berlage Institute in the Netherlands and was an Intermediate Unit Master at the AA from 1997 to 2001. He has 20 years of experience on large-scale urban and architectural projects. Dominic moves freely between the disciplines of architecture and urban design and brings skills in conceptual design, strategic urban thinking and detailed design. Founded in 1997 in Amsterdam, the practice was involved in the delivery of a number of large residential projects as part of the national housing policy. S333 is now based in London but his experience was honed in the Netherlands where a culture of ‘enlightened pragmatism’ persisted and which he continues to find inspirational and relevant.
Elena Pascolo
Unit/Programme:Housing and Urbanism
Position:Studio Master
Bio: Elena Pascolo trained and practised in the fields of housing, urban planning and policy development, both in South Africa and London. She is a practising architect in London and is developing research on transactive urbanism,irregular and informal urban conditions and urban pedagogies.
Mauricio Pauly
Position:Course Consultant
Bio: Mauricio Pauly (b. 1976) writes music for mixed ensembles, often using amplification and performative electronics. His works have been featured in Ultima Festival Oslo 2011, ISCM New Music Days 2011, MATA Festival 2011, Warsaw Autumn 2013, Le Bruit de la Musique 2014, Bendigo Exploratory Music Festival 2013 and Darmstadt International Summer Courses 2010, 12 & 14. Upcoming projects include a residency and monographic concert at Villa Romana in Florence; new piece at the Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik 2016; a new piece for Ensemble Interface's UK tour; Scapegoat US and UK tour; a new work for Distractfold at Darmstadt 2016 and performances of several of his works at the Images Sonores Festival in Belgium. Recordings have been released by JACK Quartet (New Focus), Fonema Consort (New Focus) and Karin Hellqvist (For Tune). Pauly is artistic co-director of Distractfold Ensemble & founding member of the áltaVoz Composers. He teaches at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester & the Architectural Association Interprofessional Studio in London. In 2014-15 he was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.
Thomas Pearce
Unit/Programme:MEDIA STUDIES
Position:Course Tutor
Capucine Perrot
Position:Intermediate Course Tutor
Bio: Capucine Perrot works on the programme of performance at Tate Modern, as well as exhibitions, acquisitions and displays. She has curated, co-curated and produced multidisciplinary programmes encompassing visuals arts, dance, theatre and expanded cinema, ranging in scale and format from new commissions and site-specific works to exhibitions, talks, symposiums and displays. She was part of the curatorial team that organised the inaugural programme of the fifteen-week festival The Tanks: Art in Action (Tate Modern, July–October 2012) and is currently working on the programme for the launch of the new Tate Modern building in 2016. She is the co-curator of Performance Room, an online series of performances launched in 2012.
Christopher Pierce
Position:School Facilitator
Bio: Christopher Pierce completed his architecture studies at Virginia Tech and gained a PhD in architectural history at the University of Edinburgh. He has been teaching at the Architectural Association since 2007 as an Intermediate Unit Master and Director of the AA’s Visiting School. He has published widely on seventeenth- and eighteenth-century drawings as well as writing critiques that cover a disparate range of contemporary architects and buildings, from Léon Krier to Ron Arad. His recent publications include an edited monograph – 'Ceramica Cumella: Shaping Ideas | Modelando Ideas' – and essays on Herzog and de Meuron, ‘Sleep- er(s)’, AMID.Cero 9, 'Kisses', and Carsten Höller, 'Slow Ride'. As a curator, he organised the first gallery exhibition on the contemporary Dutch architectural photographer Iwan Baan, ‘Iwan Baan: Recent Works – Contemporary Architectural Photographs’; and most recently a major retrospective on the Catalan architectural ceramicist Toni Cumella, ‘Ceràmica Cumella: Shaping Ideas’.
Nina Power

The AA has undergone an educational oversight monitoring visit by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and have received its final report, which is available in full at:

The monitoring visit resulted in the following outcome:

The QAA monitoring team has concluded that we are making commendable progress in implementing the action plan from the Review for Educational Oversight.