Leverhulme-funded design research project requires a new team member

The Leverhulme trust has funded a new design research project at the intersection of computational design, digital fabrication, crystallography and emergent tectonics. The project is a transdisciplinary collaboration between an AA graduate (now based at the Welsh School of Architecture) and crystallographers from the School of Chemistry at Cardiff University. The project team is looking to consolidate its capability by hiring a new Research Associate. Applicants should have a background in architecture and experience in working with digital processes.


The job description asks for somebody with a PhD or with an equivalent level of expertise. In terms of equivalence, three years in practice will be considered a suitable level of expertise. The advertisement can be seen directly on the Cardiff University website with job number 3196BR or on the BD Jobs website:


The deadline for applications is 6 April 2015.


Date Submitted: 1/4/2015

AA Camera Club Student Competition

AA Students are invited to submit photographs of contemporary architecture. The best entries will be exhibited in the Photo Library Corridor Gallery and selected images will be added to the Photo Library website - photolibrary.aaschool.ac.uk

Prizes of limited edition prints by Eric De Maré and F.R. Yerbury

Deadline Friday 1st of May

Submission of Tiffs via wetransfer to photolib@aaschool.ac.uk

Date Submitted: 27/3/2015

RIBA Funding Schemes - Call for Entries

Funding for Postgraduate Studies


The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is now calling for applications for the RIBA AHR Stephen Williams Scholarship and the RIBA Wren Insurance Association Scholarships.


The RIBA Wren Insurance Association Scholarships were established in March 2013 followed a generous donation by The Wren Insurance Association Limited. The five scholarships, each worth £5,000, aim to support outstanding Part 2 students who have the potential to make a significant contribution in the field of architecture.


Applicants must:

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


  • at the time of application, must be enrolled in an RIBA-validated Part 2 professional qualification course in the UK, and will be starting the final year in September 2015.


The deadline to apply is Friday 8 May 2015. For more information, visit www.architecture.com/wrenscholarships  


The RIBA AHR Stephen Williams Scholarship is also worth £5,000 and will support one student for a period of postgraduate studies of up to 12 months in the UK or abroad. The winning applicant will also be given the opportunity of mentoring from a senior member of AHR Architects for the duration of the scholarship period. 


Applicants must:

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


At the time of application, students must either:

·         be enrolled in, or have been granted a placement offer for, an RIBA-validated Part 2 professional qualification in the UK or abroad


·         be enrolled, or have been granted a placement offer, in a Masters course (non-RIBA Part 2) related to architecture, at a university department that also offers courses validated by the RIBA in the UK or abroad


The deadline to apply is Tuesday 26 May 2015. For more information, visit www.architecture.com/ahrscholarship


Funding for Research

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is now calling for applications is calling for applications from individuals interested in conducting new research into architecture. The RIBA Research Trust Awards will make grants of up to £10,000 available to support original independent architecture research by practitioners, academics and recent graduates. The deadline to apply is Monday 1 June 2015. For more information visit www.architecture.com/researchfunding


Travel Scholarships


Don’t forget that the deadlines for the RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship and the RIBA Boyd Auger Scholarship are  Friday 24 April 2015  and Monday 1 June 2015, respectively.


Applicants should contact Hayley Russell (hayley.russell@riba.org 020 7307 3678) for help with their applications to any of the above schemes.


Mackintosh Architecture Season


As you may have seen, the public programme at 66 Portland Place continues through Spring with a season inspired by the hugely popular exhibition ‘Mackintosh Architecture’ running until the 23rd May. It is followed by the ‘Brutalist Playground’ – a new installation by Assemble inspired by post-war housing estates and launching during the London Festival of Architecture. Both exhibitions are accompanied by a wide range of events and debates suitable for students throughout May, June and July with discounted tickets available at £6.50 and further discounts when booked as a group of 10. If you are interested in these get in touch with the public programmes team at talks@riba.org or head to www.architecture.com/whatson.


Date Submitted: 27/3/2015


 From Wednesday 25 March to Saturday 28 March the library is offering FREE some books and journals which have been withdrawn from stock, following the guidelines in the library De-Acquisition Policy.

Date Submitted: 23/3/2015

Survey for AArchitecture 25: Deadlines

Dear AA Community,

The forthcoming issue of AArchitecture, the Architectural Association Member's journal, is concerned with Deadlines.

A word we encounter on a daily basis, dreaded by professionals and students worldwide; yet how do we each cope with it?

We are carrying out a brief survey that attempts to understand how we behave when we are faced with the imminent world of deadlines.

We would greatly appreciate a minute of your time to answer our anonymous survey by following this link: 


The results will be published in AArchitecture 25 which will be distributed on the 22nd May. 

Thank you in advance,

The AArchitecture Editorial Team

Date Submitted: 9/3/2015

AA Library at Easter


Monday 23 March to Thursday 26 March open 10-9

Friday 27 March open  10-6

Saturday 28 March open  10-6



Monday 30 March to Thursday 2 April open 10-6

AA Closure : Friday 3 April to Tuesday 21 April inclusive

Wednesday 22 April to Saturday 25 April open 10-6

Normal term-time hours resume Monday 27 April : M-F 10-9, Sat 10-6



PROGRAMME RESERVATIONS from 10am Tuesday 31 March, in person at the issue desk

PROGRAMME BORROWING from 10am Thursday 2 April, from the library issue desk

No normal Reference books, No Interlibrary loans, No tutors own books.

Maximum 2 programme books per person.

All programme books must be returned by 12midday Monday 27 April.


Date Submitted: 9/3/2015

2015/16 AA Bursary Application Forms

Eligible students can pick up bursary application forms from Sabrina Blakstad (36 Second Floor) from Monday 9 March. Completed applications must be returned by the deadline: Friday 22 May 2015. The following AA students are eligible to apply:

Current registered/year out Undergraduate students

Current PhD students who will be registered in the Second or Third Year in 2015/16 of their fulltime studies at full fee rate

MPhil Projective Cities Year 2 students in 2015/16

The AA Bursary would be awarded on the understanding that the student is not in receipt of any other substantial additional award, which is equivalent to more than the value of one term’s fees. An AA Bursary is not deferrable.


Date Submitted: 4/3/2015

RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship & Kohn Pederson 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.


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.


Each year, Kohn Pedersen Fox presents three $10,000 awards to students who are in their penultimate year at one of the 26 design schools with whom KPF has chosen to partner. The goal of the award is to allow students to broaden their education through a summer of travel before their final year at school. Two AA students will be nominated for the award by and will then be put forward for consideration by the KPF Travelling Fellowship award jury.

Submission Requirements

• A portfolio of 15 one-sided pages at 11” x 17” or smaller, in a binding.

• All design work should be executed by the student alone. No work executed in an office - unless it has been designed and drawn solely by the student - should be included. 

• The first page will be a one sided 8.5”x11” sheet with the applicant’s name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, school attending and signature of the director. This page should contain a statement of the student’s travel itinerary and the rationale for these travel plans. It should be easily detachable and should be the only page with any personal or identifiable information about the applicant.


Students in the penultimate year at the AA are eligible.

Students may be in either a Bachelor of Architecture or a Master of Architecture degree program. The application is made by the student but must be approved by the director of the School, who may nominate two students from the class.



Date Submitted: 27/2/2015


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:


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.


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)




Invited Jurors




Invited Jurors


Short Introduction


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)


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

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


Discussion - 30 Minutes


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)


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

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


Discussion - 30 Minutes


Lecture Hall


New Soft Room


Time (PM)




Invited Jurors




Invited Jurors


Short Introduction



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)


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

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


Discussion - 30 Minutes


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)


Diploma Unit 10: Carlos Villanueva Brandt Student: Hunter Devine

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


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
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
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


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