Silvana Taher
Unit/Programme:History and Theory
Position:General Tutor
Bio: Silvana Taher is a writer and architect. She studied Economics and Politics at UCL (BA) and Development and Planning (Diploma) at the Bartlett School of Architecture. She gained her Diploma in Architecture at the AA in 2011 and has been teaching since 2012. Her writing has appeared in the AA Files, Publica, Blueprint and the AR.
Simon Taylor
Unit/Programme:Diploma 18
Position:Unit Master
Bio: Simon Taylor is a founder of the multi-disciplinary communication and design studio, Tomato. He has been recognised by various institutions including D&AD, BBC and Tokyo TDC. He also works with cultural institutions including the European Commission, Olympic Legacy Corp, the UN, International Expo and has exhibited work in the US, Asia and Europe.
Giancarlo Torpiano
Unit/Programme:Landscape and Urbanism
Position:Course Tutor
Bio: Giancarlo currently forms part of a London-based multi-disciplinary engineering team which collaborates with many leading and emerging architectural practices. He is specialised in parametric design and dealing with complex three-dimensional geometries. He is passionate about innovative architectural design and how cutting-edge engineering is an important part of its realisation.
Max Turnheim
Unit/Programme:Intermediate 12
Position:Course Master
Bio: Max Turnheim (1982) is an architect (DÉSA 2007) based in Paris. He has co-directed the studios École and UHO. His work focuses mainly on the relationship between architecture and its hosting regime. It ranges from domestic spaces to urban projects. Most noticeable works include La Barre on display at the FRAC-Centre during the 2017 Biennale, the urban plan of Tirana’s Lake Park Entrance (awarded 1st Prize) and Maison Garder (awarded 3rd Prize by the Grand Prix d’Architecture des Beaux Arts 2012 presided by Claude Parent). Parallel to his practice, Max is involved in architectural education.

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