2015 Michael Ventris Memorial Awards for Architecture

The Trustees of the Michael Ventris Memorial Fund would like to invite applications for the 2015 Michael Ventris Award of £2000 for an architectural project. Applicants may have a first degree in architecture or a subject related to the project, and the award is open to applicants from all countries.

This Memorial Fund was founded in 1957 in appreciation of Michael Ventris’s internationally acclaimed contribution to the fields of Minoan and Greek Archaeology and architecture, and his supreme achievement of deciphering the ancient Linear B script. It is intended that the Award should support a specific project, rather than a continuing programme of study.

Applicants should give particulars of their qualifications and academic record, and should outline the work they intend to pursue in the event of an award being made to them, including projected costs.

Applications should not exceed 6 single-sided pages (A4). They may be submitted either as hard copy – labelled with the words ‘Michael Ventris Application’ and sent to:

Roberta Jenkins, Architectural Association, 36 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3ES, UK.

or sent by e-mail (PDF files are preferred and attachments should be compatible with Word 2007) prefixing their email subject box with the words ‘Ventris Award’ to:

roberta.jenkins@aaschool.ac.uk

Applications must be written in English, and must reach Roberta Jenkins at the Architectural Association, complete with the two required references not later than 1st February 2015. Applicants must also supply the names and addresses of two referees and ask those referees to write independently in support of their applications, sending their references by the 1st of February directly Roberta Jenkins to qualify for the award.

For further information on the award please contact Paula.Cadima@aaschool.ac.uk

The Awards are made by a Panel under the auspices of the Trustees of the Michael Ventris Awards in conjunction with the Architectural Association. Payment of awards will be made in a single instalment, payable after the announcement of the award and successful candidates will be required to submit a written report to the Advisory Committee on the work that the Award has enabled him/her to complete. S/he may also be invited to make a public presentation of the results at the Architectural Association School of Architecture.

Date Submitted: 20/10/2014

Student Meetings with the Director

All meetings take place in the rear Presentation Space,1.00

Brett Steele will hold a series of meetings this week. All students are encouraged to participate in this important feedback opportunity with the Director.

Monday 21 October Foundation and First Year students

Tuesday 22 October Intermediate and Diploma students

Wednesday 23 October Graduate students

Date Submitted: 16/10/2014

Media Studies Lab Courses

Mondays and Saturdays
39 First Floor Front, 10.00
Students from across the school are encouraged to enroll in Media Studies Lab courses to further their knowledge in a range of prominent digital applications. All courses will be open to students from all years of study. The format for MS-Lab courses is structured around intense introductory one-day workshops of approximately 5–6 hours. In contrast to studio-based MS-Core courses, MS-Lab courses are not marked, and are not a formal requirement for any students. They have been established as an accessible means for students to quickly gain technical knowledge in common applications that may not be offered elsewhere in their education, or as a means of reinforcing existing technical knowledge. Courses will cover applications focusing on imaging and visualisation, 3D modeling, automated computation, CAD and CAM operations, and physical simulation.

Students wishing to participate may simply show up to the course at the outlined time and room. Enrolment capacity will be established on a first- come basis. For more information see www.aa-media.com

Date Submitted: 16/10/2014

Night Photography Workshop

with Sue Barr
Wednesday 22 October, 6.00
Meet in the Photo Studio 'Photography deals exquisitely with appearances, but nothing is ever what it appears to be' – Duane Michals

Photographing at night provokes many challenges and problems for the photographer, primarily because so often the results look completely different to what was originally seen through the viewfinder. This short, one-off workshop will look at the technical challenges of photographing at night – issues with long exposures, colour and white balance and accurate light metering. But it will also explore how to exploit these 'problems' and creatively expand the potential of the photographic image.

This workshop will be run twice in the first term and is open to any students throughout the school.
The second workshop will take place on Wednesday 5 November. Cameras and tripods are available to borrow if necessary.

To book a place for either session please telephone Sue Barr in the Photo Studio Office on +44 (0)20 7887 4080.

Date Submitted: 16/10/2014

Request for AA Birthday Party Photos & Videos

"We are looking for all kinds of encounters, happenings and moments throughout the evening, such as

spaces and details

performance and performers

guests and crowds

selfie shots in front of AA Logo in Human Scale in rear presentation space."

Email images at full resolution by 'wetransfer' or similar to Takako at aabirthdayparty@aaschool.ac.uk

All images will be fully credited.


Image: Caroline Rabourdin
Image: Houssam Flayhan

Image: Shira Rotem

Image: Shira Rotem

Image: Zac Carey

Date Submitted: 15/10/2014

NOTICE OF ORDINARY GENERAL MEETING (Note 6pm start)

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, 3 November 2014 at 6:00 p.m. to transact the following business:

TO BE PROPOSED AS ORDINARY RESOLUTIONS:

1) The revised operating budget for FY2014/15 for the Architectural Association (Inc.), as endorsed by the Members of the Finance Committee.

2) The signatories to the bank accounts for the Architectural Association (Inc.), as endorsed by the Members of the Finance Committee.

3) The terms of reference for the Academic Board of the Architectural Association (Inc.)’s School of Architecture, 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

13 October 2014  

Date Submitted: 13/10/2014

RIBA Student Hardship Funds and NEW RIBA Part 2 Bursaries

0will be available to support five Part-2 students for the academic years 2015/16 and 2016/17. Successful students will receive £1,000 a term throughout their Part 2 course (for up to a maximum of six terms). The student must have been offered a place on, or be applying to, an RIBA validated course at a school of architecture in the UK.

Applicants must:

  • have graduated from a Part 1 programme validated by the RIBA in the UK

AND

At the time of application, students must either:

  • have applied for, or be intending to apply for, an RIBA validated Part 2 professional qualification in the UK. Proof of enrolment will be required before the first instalment of the bursary is issued.

Non-EU applicants must:

  • have been resident in the UK full-time for at least 3 years prior to the start of their Part 1 course in architecture. 

I would be grateful if you could advertise this scheme to your Part 1 graduates and promote awareness to any students undertaking Stage 1 year out practical experience. The deadline for applications to this scheme is Monday 15 December. More information can be found at www.architecture.com/Part2Bursaries.

RIBA Student Hardship Funds

Furthermore, please be advised that we are now also accepting applications to the RIBA Student Hardship Funds for the 2014/15 academic year. Any architecture student (either studying or undertaking practical experience) in hardship or who needs extra financial support, and meets the eligibility criteria, can apply to the RIBA Student Hardship Funds for grants of up to £2,000.

The purposes of the RIBA Student Hardship Funds are to:

  • Alleviate financial hardship of students of architecture
  • Assist students financially in gaining professional experience
  • Widen participation in architectural education
  • Reduce student drop-out rates

Last year we allocated over £50,000 from these hardship funds to over 60 students across the UK. Applications are accepted throughout the academic year. You can find more information about the scheme at www.architecture.com/hardshipfunds.

Date Submitted: 3/10/2014

Complementary Studies 2014-2015

Download Complementary Studies Booklet 2014 as PDF

The programmes in HTS, TS, MS and APP will be introduced on Friday 3rd October as per the following schedule:

10am Rear Second Presentation Space: History and Theory Studies 4th and 5th Year (followed by on-line course registration at 2pm)

11.30am Rear Second Presentation Space: Technical Studies 5th Year

12.30pm First Year Studio: Media Studies 1st Year (followed by on-line course registration at 2pm)

1pm Rear Second Presentation Space: Architectural Professional Practice 5th Year

2pm Rear Second Presentation Space: Technical Studies 2nd and 3rd Year

3pm Rear Second Presentation Space: History and Theory Studies 2nd and 3rd Year

4pm Rear Second Presentation Space: Media Studies 2nd Year (followed by on-line course registration at 5pm)

Attendance is mandatory at the relevant introductions. Term 1 lectures and seminars will commence in Week 2 (week commencing 6th October). Please refer to the Events List for times and venues.

Date Submitted: 2/10/2014

AA Birthday Library Closure

The library will close at 6.00 on Friday 10 October for the AA Party

Date Submitted: 2/10/2014

Vertical Urban Factory Exhibition

Museum of Architecture, The Filling Station, Goods Way N1C 4UR

Extended! Now open Thursdays 12-8pm until 9 October 2014 or by appointment (student groups welcome); contact catherine.moa@outlook.com or tel 0754 010 5359

MANUFACTURING IN OUR CITIES – THE FUTURE OF URBAN REGENERATION?

Appearing for the first time in the UK, Vertical Urban Factory explores the potential for manufacturing to once again be a feature of our cities. Curated by New York-based architectural historian and critic Nina

Rappaport, Vertical Urban Factory explores urban manufacturing through historical and present day examples and contends that as production has become cleaner, greener, smaller and on demand, it should play a central role in the revitalisation of neighbourhoods.

With more than 200 tall buildings consented or proposed for London alone, consideration should be given to the potential for increased manufacturing of local products — food processing, high tech, printed matter, fashion and furniture, among others — to provide new employment opportunities and revitalise neighbourhoods in a way that challenges current thinking. The exhibition in London is supported by Kings Cross and sponsored by Hobs Reprographics.

Date Submitted: 1/10/2014

Graduate School Introductions

Wednesday 1 October 

Lecture Hall

Graduate students must attend their Programme Presentations and are encouraged to attend the other presentations for an idea of the other programmes. Planned drinks from 5.30 in the Rear Second Presentation Space (Graduate School only)

12.30 AAIS

1.00 PhD Programme

1.30 Taught MPhil in Architecture (Projective Cities)

2.00 Design & Make

2.30 Sustainable Environmental Design

3.00 History and Critical Thinking

3.30 Housing and Urbanism        

4.00 Landscape Urbanism

4.30 Architecture & Urbanism (AADRL)

5.00 Emergent Technologies and Design

Date Submitted: 25/9/2014

INTERMEDIATE UNIT INTRODUCTIONS

TUESDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2014 AA LECTURE HALL

9.45 Introduction - Brett Steele
10.00 Inter 3 - Nannette Jackowski, Ricardo de Ostos
10.30 Inter 13 - Lily Jencks, Jessica Reynolds
11.00 Inter 7 - Maria Fedorchenko
11.30 Inter 11 - Manuel Collado, Nacho Martin, Manijeh Verghese
12.00 Inter 9 - Christopher Pierce, Christopher Matthews, Charlotte Moe
12.30 Inter 8 - Francisco Gonzalez de Canales, Nuria Alvarez Lombardero

1.00 Lunchbreak

1.30 Interview process Q&A led by current students
2.00 Inter 10 - Valentin Bontjes van Beek
2.30 Inter 1 - Mark Campbell, Stewart Dodd
3.00 Inter 5 - Ryan Dillon
3.30 Inter 6 - Jeroen van Ameijde, Brendon Carlin
4.00 Inter 2 - Ana Araujo, Takero Shimazaki
4.30 Inter 4 - Nathalie Rozencwajg, Michel da Costa Gonçalves
5.00 Inter 12 - Tyen Masten, Inigo Minns

6.00 Informal meeting for Intermediate staff and students in the Lecture Hall

• On Monday 29th September AND Tuesday 30th September ALL 2nd and 3rd Year students must register with Marilyn Dyer in the Rear Second Presentation Room (Second Floor of 36 Bedford Square) and collect a counter-signed unit choices form.

• At 9:00 am on Wednesday1st October 2nd and 3rd Year students should hand their completed unit choices form into Studio 2 (2nd Floor of No. 36 Bedford Square). Please note that forms will be posted into a box and the allocation of interview times is an entirely random process.

• At 12 noon lists will be available in Studio 2 allocating interview times and venues. Please ensure you take your portfolio to your interviews.

• Confirmation of Unit acceptances must be given to Sanaa in the Undergraduate Office (2nd Floor No. 36 Bedford Square) as soon as possible after your interviews.

• Official unit confirmation lists be posted outside the Undergraduate Office at approximately 5:30pm on Thursday 2nd October.

Date Submitted: 24/9/2014

DIPLOMA UNIT INTRODUCTIONS

MONDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 2014 AA LECTURE HALL

9.45 Introduction - Brett Steele
10.00 Diploma 1 - Miraj Ahmed, Martin Jameson
10.30 Diploma 2 - Didier Faustino, Kostas Grigoriadis
11.00 Diploma 17 - Theo Sarantoglou Lalis, Dora Sweijd
11.30 Diploma 16 - Andrew Yau, Jonas Lundberg
12.00 Diploma 9 - Natasha Sandmeier
12.30 Diploma 14 - Pier Vittorio Aureli, Maria Shéhérazade Giudici

1.00 Lunchbreak

1.30 Interview process Q&A led by current students
2.00 Diploma 3 - Daniel Bosia, Marco Vanucci, Adiam Sertzu
2.30 Diploma 4 - John Palmesino, Ann-Sofi Ronnskog
3.00 Diploma 10 - Carlos Villanueva Brandt
3.30 Diploma 18 - Enric Ruiz-Geli, Pablo Ros, Felix Fassbinder
4.00 Diploma 5- Cristina Díaz Moreno, Efrén Ga Grinda, Benjamin Reynolds
4.30 Diploma 11 - Shin Egashira
5.00 Diploma 6 - Kate Davies, Liam Young
5.30 Diploma 7- David Greene, Samantha Hardingham

6.30 Informal meeting for Diploma staff and students in the Lecture Hall

• On Monday 29th September ALL 4th and 5th Year students must register with Marilyn Dyer in the Rear Second Presentation Room (Second Floor of 36 Bedford Square) and collect a counter-signed unit choices form.

• At 9:00 am on Tuesday 30th September 4th and 5th Year students should hand their completed unit choices form in to Studio 2 (2nd Floor of No. 36 Bedford Square). Please note that forms will be posted into a box and the allocation of interview times is an entirely random process.

• At 12 noon lists will be available in Studio 2 allocating interview times and venues. Please ensure you take your portfolio to your interviews.

• Confirmation of Unit acceptances must be given to Sanaa in the Undergraduate Office (2nd Floor No. 36 Bedford Square) as soon as possible after your interviews.

• Official unit confirmation lists will be posted outside the Undergraduate Office at approximately 5:30pm on Thursday 2nd October.

Date Submitted: 24/9/2014

AA Membership Card and Login Details

As a student of the AA, you are automatically an AA Member. If you have no fees or essential documents outstanding, your AA membership card, email account and computer login details will be ready for you to collect from the Membership Desk at registration on Tuesday 23 September. If your registration is delayed for any reason, please collect these from the Membership Office in 33 Bedford Square, after you have completed your registration, anytime between 10am and 6pm from Wednesday 24 September.

Your membership card functions as a door card to gain access to the various AA premises, it is your library card, your printing and photocopy card, and it also works as a cash card for payments in the bar, materials shop and bookshop. Top-up stations are located in the Hub, the Membership Office and outside Accounts. If you lose your card, a replacement can be purchased from the Membership Office at a cost of £10, and any funds held in your lost card will be automatically transferred to your new card within 24 hours. If you have any problem with your card, please go to the Membership Office. For any issues regarding your AA email account or login details please speak to staff in the Computer Room.

Date Submitted: 22/9/2014
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