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Date Submitted: 3/3/2015

Vacancy On AA Council

TRUSTEES/DIRECTORS

Architectural Association (Inc.) -- Bloomsbury, London -- Unremunerated/Expenses Paid

About the Architectural Association (Inc.)

The Architectural Association (“the AA”) was founded in 1847 by architectural draughtsmen driven by the desire to create opportunities for self-improvement, which included the provision of some form of education for the profession. The process gradually became more formalised and eventually led to the creation of a school of architecture – one of the first in the country, but unique as a fiercely independent institution.

Since 1920, the AA has been a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. The AA’s principal activity is the operation of the AA School of Architecture. However, the AA offers a range of activities and benefits to its 3000+ membership of students and alumni of the AA School, and professionals in architecture and design around the world. These include access to the AA’s libraries and archive, and a robust programme of exhibitions, publications, short courses, and free evening lectures.

The AA is governed by a board of 18 trustees/directors known as the AA Council.

The role

We are looking for at least six new members of the AA Council to join the organisation at a very exciting time in its development. The AA Council’s ambitions for the organisation over the next few years include the launch of a major fundraising campaign for scholarships/bursaries and capital development, the implementation of the masterplan for the AA’s London campus, development of the Hooke Park (Dorset) campus, and applying for degree-awarding powers for the AA School.

In accordance with the AA’s by-laws, all members of the AA Council must be elected by the membership. Trustee/director appointments are thus made through a process of nomination and election which begins in March and concludes in April, with newly appointed members of the AA Council taking their seats in June. If elected to the AA Council, you would be a key part of helping the AA achieve its ambitions.

We are currently seeking nominees for vacancies on the AA Council who would bring positive energy, dynamism and strategic thinking to the table. Although any member of the AA may stand for election to Council, we are looking in particular for those with professional experience in one or more of the following areas:

• Corporate governance and administration

• Finance

• Fundraising

• Higher education (executive administration and/or accreditation standards in particular)

• Human resources

• Law (corporate, employment and/or property law in particular)

• Marketing/Communications

• Property development, planning and heritage matters

Elected members of the Council are asked to commit to a term of two years (renewable thereafter) and to attend a minimum of six general meetings per annum. Members of Council are also asked to become members of one of the Council’s sub-committees (currently Finance, General Purposes and Buildings), although such committee service is not mandatory. Council and sub-committee meetings are typically held on the AA’s London premises on Bedford Square, Bloomsbury, London.

Applications, and the nominations and elections process

If you feel you could make a positive contribution to the AA Council, and connect with the Architectural Association’s vibrant community of students, staff, and professionals in the world of architecture and design, please send your CV and a short statement on why you would like to become a member of the AA Council by email attachment to secretary@aaschool.ac.uk.

Deadline for the receipt of application materials is 16 March 2015.

Members of the AA Council’s General Purposes Committee will endorse suitable individuals for nomination to the ballot. Ballots are circulated to voting members of the organisation at the start of the period of election, which this year is anticipated to open on the morning of Monday, 23 March, with the voting period to conclude on Friday, 1 May 2015. Upon successful election to the board, you would be required to remain or become a member of the Architectural Association.

Further information & applications

For more information about the AA Council and informal discussion about the role and elections process, please contact Kathleen Formosa, Company Secretary at Kathleen@aaschool.ac.uk or on 0207 887 4047.

We shall be delighted to hear from you. 

Date Submitted: 2/3/2015

RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship & Kohn Pederson Fox Travelling Fellowship 2015

RIBA NORMAN FOSTER TRAVELLING SCHOLARSHIP 2015

The RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship, supported by Lord Foster and Foster + Partners, offers one travelling scholarship of £6,000 to a student of architecture to support international research on a topic and at locations of the student’s choosing. One AA student will be nominated for the award and will then be put forward for consideration by the RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship award jury.

Submission Requirements

• One completed application form signed by the student available at www.architecture.com/fosterscholarship

• One A1 poster presented as a pdf file detailing the proposal (topic, objective, locations).

• Applicants are restricted to 500 words for the poster submission and the file size should not exceed 5 MB. 

• Applicants may submit video submissions as additional supporting material with a maximum duration of 2 minutes.

• The topic of the research should relate to the survival of our cities and towns and fall under one of the following themes: learning from the past to inform the future; the future of society; density of settlements; sustainability; use of resources; quality of urban life; transport.

Eligibility

Students must be enrolled in a RIBA validated degree programme or in a programme from a specially invited school (includes the AA) and must have successfully completed at least the first year of a Part 1 degree.

KOHN PEDERSEN FOX TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP 2015

The RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship, supported by Lord Foster and Foster + Partners, offers one travelling scholarship of £6,000 to a student of architecture to support international research on a topic and at locations of the student’s choosing. One AA student will be nominated for the award and will then be put forward for consideration by the RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship award jury.

Submission Requirements

• One completed application form signed by the student available at www.architecture.com/fosterscholarship

• One A1 poster presented as a pdf file detailing the proposal (topic, objective, locations).

• Applicants are restricted to 500 words for the poster submission and the file size should not exceed 5 MB. 

• Applicants may submit video submissions as additional supporting material with a maximum duration of 2 minutes.

• The topic of the research should relate to the survival of our cities and towns and fall under one of the following themes: learning from the past to inform the future; the future of society; density of settlements; sustainability; use of resources; quality of urban life; transport.

Eligibility

Students must be enrolled in a RIBA validated degree programme or in a programme from a specially invited school (includes the AA) and must have successfully completed at least the first year of a Part 1 degree.

FULL SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR BOTH AWARDS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE DIRECTOR’S OFFICE

DEADLINE 4PM FRIDAY 27 MARCH SUBMISSIONS TO THE DIRECTOR’S OFFICE

Date Submitted: 27/2/2015

NOTICE OF ORDINARY GENERAL MEETING

Notice is hereby given that an Ordinary General Meeting of the Registered Members (“Council”) of the Architectural Association, Inc. will be held at 32 Bedford Square, First Floor Back, London, WC1 on Monday, 9 March 2015 at 6:30 p.m. to transact the following business:

TO BE PROPOSED AS ORDINARY RESOLUTIONS:

1) The Council “house list” of ballot nominations for the Election of Officers and Council for the 2015/16 session of the Council of the Architectural Association (Inc.), as endorsed by the Members of the General Purposes Committee.

2) The co-opting of two members of Council for the remainder of the 2014/15 Council session for the purpose of enhancing Council’s expertise in higher education governance, management and accreditation procedures, as endorsed by the Members of the General Purposes Committee.

PROXIES

A member entitled to attend and vote at the meeting convened by this notice is entitled to appoint a proxy to exercise his/her rights to attend, speak and vote at the meeting. In accordance with Article 31 of the Articles of Association, no person shall be appointed a proxy except a Registered Member. The instrument appointing a proxy shall be deposited at the registered office of the Association not less than forty-eight hours before the time for holding the meeting or adjourned meeting, as the case may be, at which the person named in such instrument proposed to vote. The appointment of a proxy does not preclude a member from subsequently attending and voting at the meeting in person if s/he so wishes.

By order of the Board

Kathleen H. Formosa Company Secretary

The Architectural Association, Inc.

36 Bedford Square

London, WC1B 3ES

17 February 2015

Date Submitted: 17/2/2015

Hotel Architecture and Design Competition Call For Entries

"Radical Innovation" calls for entries for a global hotel architecture and design competition that encourages students to think out of the box and create a hotel of the future that would revamp the guest experience.

Deadline: March 31, 2015

Further Details : http://www.radicalinnovationaward.com/

Date Submitted: 17/2/2015

Open Juries February 2015

The Open Jury, curated by the school’s Director Brett steele, is a one-day event to see some of the best work being produced across the school. Work includes examples from the intermediate, Diploma and graduate schools.

The day’s primary intention is to spark internal debate. This school-only event encourages students and tutors to wander between rooms to see work in progress from different units and programmes during an intensive and productive day of discussion.

       

Lecture Hall

         

New Soft Room

       
 

Time (AM)

   

Unit

   

Invited Jurors

   

Unit

   

Invited Jurors

 

Short Introduction

11:00

Intermediate Unit 4: Nathalie Rozencwajg, Michel Da Costa (Moderator)
Student: Matthew Hepburn

Ryan Dillon (Intermediate 5); Didier Faustino, Kostas Grigoriadis (Diploma Unit 2)

Intermediate Unit 3: Ricardo de Ostos, Nanette Jackowski Student: Nathan Su

Nacho Martin, Manuel Collado, Manijeh Verghese (Intermediate Unit 11)

11:15

Diploma Unit 5: Cristina Diaz Moreno, Ben Reynolds Student: Christopher Yah

Diploma Unit 6: Liam Young, Kate Davies (Moderator) Student: Richard Seymour

11:30

Discussion - 30 Minutes

12:00

Diploma Unit 14: Maria Giudici, Pier Vittorio Aureli
Student: Kate Finning

Takero Shimazaki, Ana Araujo (Intermediate Unit 2)

First Year: Monia De Marchi, John Ng, Fabrizio Ballabio
Student: Dor Schindler & Tanya Lee-Monteiro

Miraj Ahmed, Marin Jameson (Diploma Unit 1)

12:15

Diploma Unit 7: David Greene, Samantha Hardingham (Moderator) Student: AlvaroFernandez-Pulpeiro

Intermediate Unit 10: Valentin Bontjes van Beek (Moderator) Student: Timothy O’Hare

12:30

Discussion - 30 Minutes

       

Lecture Hall

         

New Soft Room

       
 

Time (PM)

   

Unit

   

Invited Jurors

   

Unit

   

Invited Jurors

 
 

Short Introduction

 

15:15

Intermediate Unit 1: Stewart Dodd, Mark Campbell(Moderator) Student: Liam Denhamer

Nuria Alvarez Lombardero, Francisco Gonzalez de Canales (Intermediate Unit 8)

Diploma Unit 11: Shin Egashira Student: Roberto Boettger

Daniel Bosia, Marco Vanucci, Adiam Sertzu (Diploma Unit 3); Enric Ruiz-Geli, Pablo Ros, Felix Fassbinder (Diploma Unit 18)

15:30

Intermediate Unit 13: Lily Jencks, Jessica Reynolds
Student: Andrew Yuen

Intermediate Unit 6: Brendon Carlin, Jeroen van Ameijde (Moderator)
Student: Mizue Katayama

15:45

Discussion - 30 Minutes

16:15

First Year: Monia De Marchi, Ryan Neiheiser, Maria Giudici, Shany Barath (Moderator)
Student: Moad Musbahi & Aoi Yamashita

Maria Fedorchenko (Intermediate Unit 7)

Diploma Unit 17: Theo Lalis Sarantoglou, Dora Sweijd Student: Leni Popovici

Jonas Lundberg, Andrew Yau (Diploma Unit 16)

16:30

Diploma Unit 10: Carlos Villanueva Brandt Student: Hunter Devine

Intermediate Unit 12: Inigo Minns, Tyen Masten (Moderator) Student: Oskar Johanson

16:45

Discussion - 30 Minutes

Date Submitted: 13/2/2015

OPEN WEEK Feb 2015

Mon 9 February
10.00 Open Week Workshop
Lecture Hall
 
Tue 10 February
SED
2.00 Adaptive Comfort
Fergus Nicol
SED Studio
4.00 Recent Housing Projects
Richard Hawkes
SED Studio
 
1.00 Scavengers and
other Creatures
Assembling Realities
Lecture Hall
 
Wed 11 February
SED
11.30 Introduction to Research Paper 2
& Dissertation
Simos Yanas
SED Studio
 
6.00 Housing London Lecture Series
Lecture Hall
 
Thu 12 February
11.00 Open Jury
Selected projects from the
Undergraduate School
Lecture Hall & New Soft Room
 
3.00 Open Jury
Selected projects from the
Undergraduate School
Lecture Hall & New Soft Room
 
7.00 Members’ Screening
AA Cinema
See Lectures & Events 
 
Date Submitted: 9/2/2015

Meet the Architectural Association at London Universities International Partnership event in New York

"Study in London and Meet the World"

Meet the AA and 15 other of London’s universities at the historic Museum of the City of New York.

  • University staff will be there to chat through all you need to know on how to apply to study in London and more about the courses they offer.
  • Graduates from the universities will be able to tell you first-hand what it is like to study in London.
  • You will be able to see the exciting films produced for the event which look at some of the things the universities are doing around the world demonstrating their global connections, and featuring students who share their experiences and top tips about studying in London
  • There will be a dance performance which will happen at approximately 7.30pm, choreographed and performed by US postgraduate students who have studied in one the LUIP universities. The music has been especially composed for the occasion by a graduate from another LUIP university.
  • You will be able to see an inflatable installation illustrating connections, which has been created by graduates of the Architectural Association, one of the LUIP members.

You can drop in at any time, booking is not required. A dance performance will take place at around 7.30pm.

Tuesday 10th February 2015 from 6.30 - 9pm

Museum of the City of New York

1220 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10029

For directions, please visit: www.mcny.org/visit

You can download the New York Event Invite . We look forward to seeing you all at the event.

Date Submitted: 5/2/2015

The AArchitecture Editorial Team are gathering content for Issue 25: "Deadlines".

Deadlines: a word dreaded by architecture students worldwide, we encounter it on a daily basis. It’s not about time, but about the lack thereof. Another variation of the word, this one hyphenated as 'dead-line', was used by printers, though not to refer to press time, but to describe how the press should be configured.

We are interested in your interpretation. Essays, poems, drawings, sketches, diagrams or any other formats are welcome from AA Members, Alumni, Students and Staff. Please submit a 100-word proposal to aarchitecture@aaschool.ac.uk by Friday 6 February 2015.

The Editorial Team is also collecting any last-minute news briefs for inclusion in Issue 24: Escapes. If you would like to publish news regarding prizes, events or publications, please send a short description with all of the necessary information to aarchitecture@aaschool.ac.uk by Friday 6 February 2015.

Date Submitted: 30/1/2015

One month residency research opportunities at CERN

Date Submitted: 30/1/2015

Application deadlines – Friday 30 January 2015

Undergraduate school applications and Graduate school early (winter) applications close Friday 30 January 2015. Please ensure your online form and portfolio arrive by 6pm. Please see the Undergraduate Application and Graduate Application pages for further details. 

Date Submitted: 29/1/2015

Student Assistant needed for the "Little Architect" School's Programme

Little Architect, one of the AA's newest Visiting School programmes whose objective is to introduce architecture teaching in London primary schools, is looking for an AA student to work with the Programme Director as a teaching assistant.

If you would like to work with children in a creative teaching role, principally with drawings, collage and photographs, then please send your details to LittleArchitect@aaschool.ac.uk as soon as possible. The commitment would be no more than a few hours per week.

Date Submitted: 20/1/2015

Call for Participation by artist Anton Burdakov

ASSEMBLY

Call for Participation in a collaborative project led by artist Anton Burdakov at Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Spring/Summer 2015.

The Project:


How do we want to live? Assembly approaches this basic human question as an architectural project. Using the artist studio as a test site for ways of living and working communally, it explores recurring elements in individual wishes for the future, interpreting them through a spatial language.

A temporary place of work (the Place) will be set up in the exhibition space, within an installation which will include studio furniture and display units. A small group of participants (the Team) is invited to fill this setting with ideas, using the occasion for in-depth discussion and making physical proposals such as architectural models, which will become part of the exhibition. The staring point (the Project) echoes the central theme: to design a building which could house an artist's studio, so that the setup in the exhibition space, and its positioning in the wider context, become a model to be re-evaluated and re-invented.
 
 
Anton Burdakov is an artist currently based in London and Berlin. He studied neuroscience at the University of Cambridge and sculpture at the Royal College of Art in London. Through object-making and site-specific installations, his work explores transitions between spaces and states, focusing on spatial dimensions of personal relationships and goals. www.antonburdakov.com
 
Anton lectured at the AA in 2014

Yorkshire Sculpture Park is the largest of its kind in Europe and the Art Fund UK Museum of the Year 2014. It is an international centre for the creation, display and appreciation of sculpture enjoyed by over 400,000 people and 45,000 children and students each year. The programme is a balance of object and experience, established and emerging artists that represents and challenges the definition of what sculpture is and could be. www.ysp.co.uk
 
Dates:
19 – 26 April 2015: help with constructing site-specific elements of the installation
28 June – 9 July 2015: main period
There is some flexibility with the dates, depending on individual availability


Practicalities:
Some funds are available for travel and expenses such as food. Accommodation will be provided in a holiday cottage in a nearby village of Emley in April, and in the historical Archway lodge on YSP grounds during the summer period.


How to apply:
Please apply before 7th of February 2015 with a few words about yourself by sending an email to anton.burdakov@gmail.com, putting “YSP Team Assembly” in email subject. It would be helpful to include a small selection of something you have done (object, image, space, film, text...) as a link or a single pdf. Anton would welcome a preliminary conversation on Skype and will be happy to answer any questions.
Date Submitted: 16/1/2015

Extended Library Opening Hours

Term-time Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 10.00 -9.00

Saturday 10.00 – 6.00

Vacation Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday 10.00 – 6.00

 

EXTENDED WEEKEND PROGRAMME BOOK LOANS

Most programme books can now be borrowed over

the weekend  from Friday evening 7pm to Monday 12midday.

Maximum two programme books per person.

Date Submitted: 9/1/2015
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