Contributions sought for Photo Library Collection.

Would you like to contribute photographs to the Photo Library Collection? Are you going anywhere interesting during the break? http://photolibrary.aaschool.ac.uk
 
 
As members of the AA Camera Club students can be a part of a long tradition of photographers who have donated images to the AA. Established in 1863 and relaunched in 2006, the club is most interested in photographs of new buildings by prominent architects. Other buildings, cities or travel photographs may also be of interest.

Contact photolibrary@aaschool.ac.uk for details.
Tiffs or large jpegs (min 5 mb) converted from RAW format images are preferred when submitting.
 
 
Image caption:
 
Shenzen Stock Exchange by OMA
 
Photo: Diploma 6 student Richard Seymour
http://www.richardjohnseymour.com/

Date Submitted: 1/4/2014

Notice of Special General Meeting 19 May 2014

Notice is hereby given that a Special General Meeting of the Members of the Architectural Association, Inc. will be held at 36 Bedford Square, Dining Room (Lower Ground Floor), London, WC1 on Monday, 19 May 2014 at 6:30 p.m. to transact the following business:

TO BE PROPOSED AS A SPECIAL RESOLUTION:

The acceptance of the amended By-laws of the Architectural Association (as circulated in the consultation of 27 March – 18 May 2014).

VOTING

In accordance with By-law 51 of the Architectural Association, “any modification of the By-laws may be proposed and discussed at a Special General Meeting… the final voting being taken by postal ballot in the manner provided by By-law 39… and Members shall be asked to vote for or against the proposed modification. And no such modification shall be carried except by the votes of at least two-thirds of the Members voting.”

The appointed Scrutineers for voting on the Special Resolution will be Mi-Voice. Ballots and supporting papers will be delivered by electronic and paper ballot, according to the preference of each Member, and as per the AA’s records.

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 Architectural Association’s Articles of Association, no person shall be appointed a proxy except a Registered (“Council”) 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

27 March 2013

Download Notes on the meeting as PDF

Date Submitted: 27/3/2014

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, 12 May 2014 at 6:30 p.m. to transact the following business:

TO BE PROPOSED AS ORDINARY RESOLUTIONS:

1) The appointment of a fundraising consultant, as endorsed by the Members of the Fundraising Working Group via the Finance 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

25 March 2014

Date Submitted: 25/3/2014

Projects Review 2014 Space Allocation Meeting - 11:00, 28 March 2014, New Softroom 

Calling all AA Tutors and Unit student representatives for Projects Review information meeting and space allocation. 

Date Submitted: 24/3/2014

RIBA Aedas Stephen Williams Scholarship 2014

The RIBA is calling for applications for the RIBA Aedas Stephen Williams Scholarship 2014.
 
The scholarship provides £5,000 to support one student for a period of postgraduate study lasting up to 12 months in the UK or abroad. Aedas will appoint a mentor to the student throughout the period of their scholarship. This year the remit of the scholarship has been widened to welcome applications from students who will be entering their first year of Part 2, in addition to second year Part 2 students.
 
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:
 
·         be enrolled in, or have been granted a placement offer for, an RIBA-validated Part 2 professional qualification in the UK or abroad
OR
 
·         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 RIBA Aedas Stephen Williams Scholarship was established in 2008 thanks to the generous support of Aedas Architects and is offered in memory of Stephen Williams, a past Director of Aedas. The scholarship, named in Stephen Williams's honour, serves as an appreciation of his tireless devotion to the profession. Stephen was a strong advocate for good design and thoughtful consideration of the built environment. Always committed to promoting education and further knowledge, the award serves to continue his legacy.
 
The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 9 June 2014For more information, visit www.architecture.com/aedasscholarship
 
Students should contact Hayley Russell (hayley.russell@riba.org 020 7307 3678) for help with their applications.
 
Date Submitted: 24/3/2014

Election of Officers and Council 2014/2015

Notification of Election

Election of Officers and Council 2014/2015

Following the issue of the notice of nominations for election to Council, a ballot is to be conducted for the election of Officers & Ordinary Members to Council.

This year, there are six vacancies on the Ordinary Membership of the Council and 11 candidates standing for election. In accordance with the Architectural Association's Constitution, all Voting Members will therefore be invited to participate in a ballot from 9am on the 24th March to 5pm on the 2nd May.

To view the candidates standing for election please click here.

The ballot is being managed on behalf of the Architectural Association by Mi-Voice. If you have any questions about the ballot please contact them on

Telephone: 0845 241 4148

E-Mail: support@mi-voice.com

Date Submitted: 21/3/2014

RIBA lecture series on ‘Design through Production’

Nationwide academic lecture series on ‘Design through Production’ launched by RIBA and IOM3

 

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is partnering with the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) to deliver an academic lecture series on Design through Production in 11 UK schools of architecture during 2014 and 2015.

 

The lectures follow a half-day symposium format, comprising talks and debates. The RIBA has commissioned Michael Weinstock (Director of Emergent Technologies and Design at the Architectural Association) and Wolf Mangelsdorf (Head of Structural Engineering at Buro Happold) to deliver lectures in the series. The IOM3 will present an expert speaker at each event.

 

The series will have both practical and theoretical outputs and contribute to a sophisticated debate on the possibilities of design and materials in construction.

 

The first event in the series takes place at the University of Bath on 26 March 2014.

 

Speaking today, Stephen Hodder, RIBA President, said

 

“We are delighted to have the support of IOM3 to deliver lectures on a topic that is extremely relevant to the architecture curriculum.  The convergence of digital design with digital fabrication is, arguably, the first genuine innovation in building construction since the Middle Ages. The industry support from IOM3 for those working with advanced materials technologies is invaluable to the RIBA.”

 

Bernie Rickinson, Chief Executive of IOM3, welcomed the initiative,

 

“The lecture series will enable students and practicing architects to achieve a better understanding of the benefits that modern materials bring to building construction. The advent of the circular economy will help encourage improved design optimisation of increasingly scarce materials. We look forward to partnering with RIBA to deliver these lectures.”

RIBA WEBSITE

Date Submitted: 21/3/2014

The Kohn Pedersen Fox Traveling Fellowship 2014

Each year, Kohn Pedersen Fox presents three $10,000 awards to students who are in their penultimate year at one of the twenty-six 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.

Eligibility

1. Students from twenty-six schools of architecture are eligible including the Architectural Association.

2. Any student in the penultimate year is eligible. Students may be in either a Bachelor of Architecture or Master of Architecture degree programs. The application is made by the student, but must be approved by the director of the school. The director may nominate two students from the class.

Submission Requirements

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

2. All 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.

3. The first page will be a one sided 8 ½” x 11”sheet with the applicant’s name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, school attending and signature of the dean. 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.

4. The portfolio should be hand delivered or emailed to director@aaschool.ac.uk before 31 March 2014.

6. Jury in April.

Judging

1. The jury will consist of two principals of KPF and three outside critics. The judging will take place at KPF during the month of April. The jury will consider the work after the first detachable page has been removed to assure anonymity.

2. All students submitting a portfolio will be informed of the results of the jury’s decision as soon as possible.

3. All portfolios except the winning portfolios will be returned to the dean’s office of the candidate’s school by first class mail. The winning portfolios will be retained by KPF.

Fellows

1. The fellows are encouraged to complete their travel during the summer of the year of the award. They are required to complete the trip within one year of the announcement of the award.

2. A check for $8,000 will be sent to the fellows two weeks after the awarding of the scholarship.

3. Fellows are required to submit to KPF, within 2 months of completion of their travel, a report including the student’s reason for travel, the places visited, and the lessons learned. Visual material, either photographs or drawings or both, should be included. The format and size of the report is entirely at the student’s discretion.

4. Upon KPF’s receipt of the report, an additional check for $2,000 will be sent to the fellow.

Date Submitted: 13/3/2014

QAA 2014 Annual Monitoring Report

The AA's annual monitoring report to the UK Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) is available online at the director's office website.

http://directorsoffice.aaschool.ac.uk/qaa-2014-annual-monitoring-report/

Date Submitted: 12/3/2014

AA Library early closure on 27 Thursday March

The Library will be open from 10am–4pm on Thursday 27 March, due to a private event

Date Submitted: 11/3/2014

Troldtekt Award 2014 open to undergraduate students

All undergraduate students are eligible for the €5000 cash prize for best use of Troldtekt acoustic panels. Deadline 1 April. Details at http://www.troldtekt.com/en/Troldtekt-Award-2014

Date Submitted: 11/3/2014

Web Design Intern Opportunity at LaMa Studio Shepherd's Bush

LaMa Studio is a small and friendly design studio based opposite Westfield in Shepherds Bush. Both directors ran Units at the AA for 10 years. They are starting a ground-breaking new venture that requires WEB DESIGN INTERN APPLICANTS for an immediate start.

We request the following qualifications:

at least 1 year of study completed in an accredited web design/new media course

CSS knowledge

HTML coding ability

Familiarity with Silverstripe.com open source software

Photoshop advanced user

Illustrator

Cat lover

CV's can be submitted immediately to:

mcnamara@aaschool.ac.uk

mcnamara@lamastudio.com

www.lamastudio.com

Date Submitted: 5/3/2014

Week 9 Interim Technical Studies Juries (late option) and Final Assessments (early option) 

TS Schedule for Third and Fifth Year students:

Third Year hand-in and juries take place in Studio 2

Intermediate 1 Interim Jury
Wednesday 12th March, 10.00

Intermediate 2 Final Submission
hand-in Friday 14 March, 10.00

Intermediate 3 Interim Jury
Tuesday 11 March, 10.00

Intermediate 4 Interim Jury
Monday 10 March, 2.00

Intermediate 5 Interim Jury
Tuesday 11 March, 2.00

Intermediate 6 Interim Jury
Thursday 13 March, 2.00

Intermediate 7 Interim Jury
onday 10 March, 11.30

Intermediate 8 Interim Jury
Thursday 13 March, 10.00

Intermediate 9 Final Submission
hand-in Friday 14 March, 10.00

Intermediate 10 Final Submission hand-in
Friday 14 March, 10.00

Intermediate 11 Interim Jury
Monday 10 March, 5.00

Intermediate 12 Interim Jury
Wednesday 12 March, 2.00

Intermediate 13 Final Submission hand-in
Friday 14 March, 10.00 

Fifth Year hand-ins and juries take place in 37 First Floor Front (37FFF)

Diploma 1 Interim Jury
Wednesday 12 March, 2.00

Diploma 2 Interim Jury
Tuesday 11 March, 10.00

Diploma 3 Final Submission
hand-in Friday 14 March, 10.00

Diploma 4 Final Submission
hand-in Friday 14 March, 10.00

Diploma 5 Interim Jury
Monday 10 March, 4.00,

Diploma 6 Interim Jury
Tuesday 11 March, 2.00

Diploma 7 Interim Jury
Thursday 13 March, 2.30

Diploma 8 Interim Jury
Wednesday 12 March, 10.00

Diploma 9 Final Submission
hand-in Friday 14 March, 10.00

Diploma 10 Final Submission hand-in
Friday 14 March, 10.00

Diploma 11 Interim Jury
Friday 14 March, 10.30

Diploma 14 Interim Jury
Monday 10 March, 1.00

Diploma 16 Final Submission
hand-in Friday 14 March, 10.00

Diploma 17 Interim Jury
Thursday 13 March, 11.00

Diploma 18 Interim Jury
Thursday 13 March, 10.00


Date Submitted: 5/3/2014

Nominations for AA Council Elections 2014/15 Open until 18 March 2014

The period of open nominations (during which time members of the AA may propose themselves or another AA member for election) begins today and will conclude at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 March 2014.  Nominations should be sent in writing (which includes email, of course) to the Secretary (secretary@aaschool.ac.uk), who will carry out the necessary checks in relation to the eligibility and service requirements as set out in By-laws 35-37.

2014/2015  ELECTION  OF  OFFICERS  &  COUNCIL  

OFFICERS  formally  standing  for  election:  

  President     Ms.  Sadie  Morgan,  BA(IntDes)  MA(RCA)  FRSA  

  Hon.  VP     Dr.  Frank  Duffy,  CBE  PPRIBA  AADipl(Hons)  

  Hon.  VP     Mr.  Hugh  Pearman  

  Hon.  Secretary   Ms.  Yasmin  Shariff,  MA  DipArch  

  Hon.  Treasurer   Mr.  Paul  Warner,  DipArch  RIBA  

ORDINARY  MEMBERS  remaining  on  the  ballot  without  standing  for  re-­‐election:  

  Mr.  Keith  Priest,  AADipl  RIBA  FRSA  (Past  President)  

  Mr.  Oliver  Domeisen,  AADipl  

  Mr.  David  Jenkins,  BA(Arch)  DipArch  FRSA  

  Mr.  Aram  Mooradian,  AADipl(Hons)  

  Mr.  Rory  Sherlock  

  Ms.  Rebecca  Spencer,  AADipl  

  Ms.  Jane  Wernick,  FREng  HonFRIBA  FRSA  FIstructE  FICE  

CANDIDATES  standing  for  election  to  ORDINARY  MEMBERSHIP  (6  vacancies):  

  Ms.  Joanna  Chambers,  BA  BTP  MRTPI  

  Mr.  Nicholas  Dennys,  QC  

  Ms.  Tanvir  Hasan,  AADipl  

  Lady  Patricia  Hopkins,  AADipl  

  Mr.  Stephen  Kennard  

  Professor  David  Porter,  BSc(Hons)  DipArch  RIBA 

Date Submitted: 4/3/2014
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