Anna Wai
Unit/Programme:Technical Studies
Position:Course Lecturer - Intermediate TS3
Bio: Anna Wai studied Civil and Architectural engineering at the University of Bath and is an chartered Structural engineering working at Price and Myers in London. Her interest lies in sustainable natural building materials and working closely with architects, artist and students developing concepts and prototypes. In addition she has tutored at the London Metropolitan and University of East London.
Michael Weinstock
Unit/Programme:Emergent Technologies
Position:Director
Bio: Dr.Michael Weinstock is an Architect, currently Director of Research and Development, and Director of the Emergent Technologies and Design programme in the Graduate School. Born in Germany, lived as a child in the Far East and then West Africa, and attended an English public school but ran away to sea at age 17 after reading Conrad. Years at sea in traditional wooden sailing ships, with shipyard and shipbuilding experience. Studied Architecture at the Architectural Association 1982/88 and has taught at the AA School of Architecture since 1989 in a range of positions from workshop tutor, Intermediate and then Diploma Unit Master, Master of Technical Studies through to Academic Head. He received the Acadia Award for Excellence 2008. Whilst his principal research and teaching has been conducted at the Architectural Association, he has published and lectured widely, and taught seminar courses, studios and workshops at many other schools of Architecture in Europe, including in Delft, Rome, Barcelona, Vienna and in Stuttgart; and in the United States at Yale, CCA, Berkeley and Rice, and in Canada at Calgary, and in China at Tsinghua Beijing/The University of Hong Kong
Renaud Wiser
Unit/Programme:AAIS
Position:Course Consultant
Bio: Born in Lausanne in 1979 and trained with the Ballet Junior in Geneva, Renaud Wiser is a former dancer with the Ballet du Grand Theatre de Genève, the Ballet National de Marseille, The Gothenburg Ballet, Rambert and Bonachela Dance Company. He is the Artistic Director of Renaud Wiser Dance Company and a founder-member of New Movement Collective (nominee at the 2013 and 2014 National Critic Circle Awards and associate company at Rambert). Twice commissioned by Dance City, his work has been presented in key venues in the UK including Dance City, DanceEast, Greenwich Dance, Pavilion Dance South West and Rich Mix as well as in festivals in Spain, Poland, Latvia, Italy and Switzerland. A course consultant at the Architectural Association – School of Architecture, Renaud has a particular interest in collaborative work and in merging practices with a rang of art forms including Architecture, Film, Music and Design. In 2015 Renaud created and toured his new work Who Killed Bambi?. Last year, he co-created and performed in Collapse, a period drama at the London Southbank Centre with New Movement Collective. He engages regularly with a large number of professional dancers, dance students and enthusiasts, leading Master Classes, workshops and creating short works with students from Royal Ballet School, Central School of Ballet and London Contemporary Dance School amongst others. Renaud recently worked as movement director for a production of Othello at the Bristol Tobacco Factory. He is a recipient of the Once Dance UK mentoring programme and took part in Dance East Rural retreat for future leaders in 2015.
Simon Withers
Unit/Programme:Intermediate 14
Position:Unit Master
Bio: Simon Withers is currently researching models and techniques of representation of architecture within museology. Hawksmoor’s St Alfege church is the initial focus and site for ‘Captivating the Attention of Strangers’. Previous experience includes partnership in an architectural practice, fashion design, electronics and teaching.
Maciej Woroniecki
Unit/Programme:Professional Practice
Position:Course Lecturer
Bio: MAciej Woroniecki is an ARB registered architect and joined Stufish in 2010. MAciej is the Architectural Design Team Leader at Stufish where he has delivered some of the most high-tech international architectural projects. His recent high profile projects include the Wuhan Movie Park in Wuhan China, which is the first indoor themepark in the world and is 80,000sqm. This landmark building opened in December 2014. He currently works on the Dai Show Theatre in Xishuangbanna, a purpose built theatre for a water show designed by Franco Dragone. The theatre is 20,000sqm, has 1250 seats and is due to open in September 2015. Recently MAciej’s design for a “black box” theatre in Russia won a competition and is going to be further developed in June 2015. MAciej is also highly skilled in landscape design and public realm projects. At the forefront of MAciej’s architectural focus are innovative structural solutions which are informed by key contextual parameters. His architectural designs rely heavily on the interface between public and private spaces and result in designs where architecture extends to seamlessly facilitate public program externally as well as internally. Before joining Stufish, MAciej worked for Martha Swartz, Marks Barfields and PLP Architecture. MAciej taught at the Alpine AA summer school in Lichtenstein, as well as at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London and was a guest critic at the Architectural Association School of Architecture and Westminster University.

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