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Monday 18 September
Tuesday 19 September
Wednesday 20 September

Workshop Inductions
AA Workshop (No 36 basement)
Undergraduate Workshop Inductions will take place during Introduction Week. Graduate Workshop Inductions will take place during Week 1. You must attend in order to be able to use the Workshop.
10.00
First Year students surnames beginning A–J
11.45
First Year students surnames beginning K–Z (all First Year students except those who completed AA Foundation)
2.00
Intermediate students
3.45
Diploma students

Archives Inductions
AA Archives (No 32 basement)
10.00
First Year students surnames beginning K–Z
11.45
First Year students surnames beginning A–J
2.30
Diploma Students
4.00
Intermediate Students


1.00 Intermediate and Diploma Unit Selection and Interview Induction
Lecture Hall
This session will provide an overview of the unit selection process, how and where to find extended unit briefs, what to expect during unit interviews, and some tips and tricks on how to best prepare for interview day. New Intermediate and Diploma students only please.

Library drop-in sessions
AA Library, No 36 First Floor
11.00, 12.00, 2.00, 3.00, 4.00
The Library is holding drop-in tours for all students on Wednesday and Thursday of Introduction Week. The tours will give an overview of the Library’s layout and collections. Each tour will last about 20 minutes. The tours are limited to 20 students on each tour on a first serve basis so please be prompt.

5.30 AA Search Committee Meeting for New Staff and Students
Lecture Hall
The AA is currently searching for a new director. As part of this process, a Search Committee was formed in April 2017 comprised of eight elected members of Academic Staff, Administrative Staff, and Students as well as three AA Council-appointed members. This session will be led by members of the Search Committee to update new students and staff about the search process and the consultation with the School Community that took place in Term 3 last year, as well as answer any questions about the search.

6.30 AA Diploma Honours Presentations
Lecture Hall
A great opportunity to see the best Diploma projects from the 2016–17 academic year including Ji Soo Hwang (Dip 10), Jonathan Cheng (Dip 17), Nathan Su (Dip 9) and Rory Sherlock (Dip 14).

Practice Visits
Office visits will take place on Wednesday and Thursday of Intro Week. The office visits are unique opportunities to visit practices that have a connection with the AA. If you have a place on one of the trips please meet outside the AA at the time stated below promptly. Meet outside 36 Bedford Square unless otherwise noted. Unfortunately we will be unable to wait for latecomers.

8.50 AKT II
AKT II is a London based design-led structural and civil engineering firm, with current and complete projects in 44 countries worldwide. They have won over 300 design awards including the prestigious Stierling Prize for the Peckham Library and the Sainsbury Laboratory. Max 19
9.20 AL_A
AL_A is an international award-winning design and architecture studio founded by the RIBA Stirling Prize-winning architect Amanda Levete with directors Ho-Yin Ng, Alice Dietsch and Maximiliano Arrocet. The practice recently completed the Victoria & Albert Museum Exhibition Road Quarter in London, the V&A’s largest building project in over 100 years. Max 14
9.45 PRP Architects
For over 50 years, PRP has been designing high quality buildings that enrich the lives of users and their communities. The practice has won over 100 awards for their work including the RIBA London Award 2017 for Park Heights in Lambeth. Max 19
10.10 HOK
HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm. Founded in 1955, they employ 1,700 people who collaborate across 23 offices on three continents. Larry Malcic is the Design Principal for HOK’s London office and is an AA Foundation Trustee. Max 19
2.10 Grimshaw Architects
Nicholas Grimshaw, past AA president, is Chairman of this firm which has won over 200 international design prizes including the AJ100 International Practice of the Year Award in 2016. Notable buildings include the Eden Project and Southern Cross station in Melbourne. Max 19
4.45 Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
RSHP is an international architectural practice based in London. Over the past four decades, RSHP has attracted critical acclaim and awards with built projects across Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia including two RIBA Stirling Prizes, one in 2006 for Terminal 4, Madrid Barajas Airport and the other in 2009 for Maggie’s West London Centre. Students MUST take photographic ID. Max 14
4.30 Foster + Partners
Norman Foster is one of the UK’s most prolific architects. The practice has won numerous prizes including the RIBA Stierling Prize and Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Notable buildings include 30 St Mary Axe (the ‘Gherkin’) and the Great Court at the British Museum. Max 19

Thursday 21 September

Compulsory Inductions
In addition to the office visits, students must attend compulsory inductions as outlined below during Wednesday and Thursday. You will not be able to attend an office visit at the same time as a compulsory induction.

Workshop Inductions

AA Workshop
36 basement
You must attend in order to be able to use the Workshop.

Archives Inductions AA Archives
(No 32 basement)
10.00 Foundation Course students
10.30 Sustainable Environmental Design and History and Critical Thinking
11.45 Foundation students
2.00 Emergent Technologies and Design, Design + Make, PhD, Projective Cities and AAIS
3.00 Architecture and Urbanism (DRL)
5.00 Housing & Urbanism and Landscape Urbanism Library drop-in sessions

AA Library
No 36 First Floor
11.00, 12.00, 2.00, 3.00, 4.00
The Library is holding drop-in tours for all students on Wednesday and Thursday of Introduction Week. The tours will give an overview of the Library’s layout and collections. Each tour will last about 20 minutes. The tours are limited to 20 students on each tour on a first serve basis so please be prompt.

Practice Visits
If you have a place on one of the trips please meet outside the AA at the time stated below promptly. Unfortunately we will be unable to wait for latecomers.
9.15 AHMM
AHMM’s projects encompass arts, conservation, education, health, masterplanning, office, residential and reuse. AHMM created the improvements to the foyer and entrances of the Barbican Centre. They were voted Architectural Practice of the Year in 2013 and 2009 by Building Design and Practice of the Year in 2013 by AJ100. Max 19
9.20 Allies and Morrison
Allies and Morrison is an architecture and urban planning practice based in London and Cambridge. Bob Allies, former AA councillor, is a partner at this practice that has won a total of 41 RIBA Awards for its completed projects and was awarded the AJ120 Practice of the Year in 2015. Max 19
10.10 ChapmanBDSP
ChapmanBDSP specialises in all aspects of building services and environmental consultancy. They employ 250 people across offices in London, Birmingham, Kent, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. One of their key projects in London at present is the Battersea Power Station where they are the MEP, Environmental and Fire Consultant. Max 19
11.15 dRMM
Sadie Morgan, former AA President, is a founder of dRMM alongside Alex de Rijke and Philip Marsh. In 2014 Building Design (BD) awarded dRMM Architect of the Year and in 2015 Housing Architect of the Year. dRMM’s Hastings Pier is shortlisted for the 2017 Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Stirling Prize. Max 24
11.30 Zaha Hadid Architects
ZHA is one of the world’s most famous architectural studios. A truly global office, they have 950 projects across 44 countries. ZHA has won many awards including the coveted RIBA Stirling Prize twice. The late Zaha Hadid studied and taught at the AA. Her seminal works include Vitra Fire Station; Contemporary Arts Centre, Cincinnati; and Phaeno Science Centre, Wolfsburg. She was awarded the RIBA Royal Gold Medal in 2016. Max 19
12.00 WilkinsonEyre
WilkinsonEyre Architects is among the UK’s leading design practices, and is responsible for a large portfolio of national and international projects. The practice has received over 300 design awards, shortlistings and commendations. These include back-to-back success for the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize in 2001 and 2002, and the RIBA Lubetkin Prize for two consecutive years. Jim Eyre, past student and AA President, is a founding director of the practice. Max 14
12.10 ARUP
Arup is the creative force behind many of the world’s most innovative buildings and structures. Founded in 1926 by Ove Arup, its projects include the Sydney Opera House and the Channel Tunnel. Max 14
1.30 Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands is an award-winning practice of architects, masterplanners and designers with an international reputation for the quality of both its architecture and its completed projects in a wide variety of sectors. Alex Lifschutz, past AA President, formed Lifschutz Davidson with the late Ian Davidson in 1986. Max 14
3.30 KPF
Kohn Pederson Fox Architects (KPF) is an international practice that has made significant additions to the London skyline in recent years with their Heron Tower, completed in 2011, and Sixty London. The firm consists of 550 staff led by 25 principals, with offices in New York, London, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul and Abu Dhabi. Max 19
3.50 BDP Architects
BDP is a major international practice of architects, designers, engineers and urbanists established in 1961. In 2017 BDP was awarded a full interdisciplinary contract for client advisory services to help ensure the safe and secure future of the Palace of Westminster in London. Max 19

Friday 22 September

8.30 Thames Boat Trip
Westminster Pier
A journey from Westminster Pier along the Thames River. Benny O’Looney and Hugo Hinsley will be providing commentary throughout the trip. The boat will leave at 9.00 sharp, and the nearest Tube station is Westminster. You do not need to pre-book for this event. However, the event is open to new students only. Please be on time – the boat will not wait for you! After the event please make your way back to the AA for lunch.
1.30–5.00 AA School Lunch
Bedford Square
Lunch for all new students.
6.00 Student Forum Party
AA Bar/Terrace
Full details of this event will be confirmed on posters around the school during Introduction Week.

Saturday 23 September
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