Introduction Week for New Students 2014

The AA will welcome the 2014/15 cohort of new students on Monday 22 September 2014. Please come to 36 Bedford Square at 10am, where you will be able to collect a welcome pack, which will provide you with everything you need to know for the week. The admissions team will be around to answer any questions you may have.

Introduction Week is a valuable opportunity to familiarise yourself with London and the AA, as well as to meet fellow new students. Visits are arranged to places of architectural interest and to architectural practices, and there are introductory talks about the different parts of the school. Compulsory inductions to the library, workshop, computer room and health and safety also take place this week.

On Monday the Director of the school will provide you with key information about the AA. You will also attend course/programme introductions providing an important opportunity to learn more about the course and meet AA tutors/programme directors. On Tuesday 23rd September you will be required to attend registration and compulsory inductions throughout the day.

Trips to places of interest, exhibitions and office visits 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. You are entitled to attend one visit out of the trips listed. However, you will not be able to sign up for a trip if it clashes with a compulsory library or workshop induction. Please be aware that you will not be able to sign up for a trip if you have not pre-registered.

On Friday of this week everyone is invited to attend the AA boat trip down the Thames followed by a picnic in Bedford Square. The Student Forum will also organise various events throughout the week. Further details will be available in the coming weeks.


All students are required to attend registration on Tuesday 23 September 2014. You will be required to arrive at the scheduled time for your course; this time will be confirmed soon.

To register you will need:

* A pen.

* Your passport and a photocopy of the photo page.

* A photocopy of your Student Visa (if applicable).

* Any outstanding documents listed on your conditional offer letter or that we have specifically requested.

* Proof of payment of your deposit and tuition fees (a receipt or statement), and a copy of your scholarship/bursary/loan letter (if applicable).

You may find that you owe the AA a small amount of money if, for example, the bank charged fees when you made a transfer, or if you have forgotten to pay the £95 membership and student forum fee. You will not be able to officially register as an AA student until you have paid any outstanding monies.

Once you have registered you will be able to sign up for reference and bank letters. These will be available for collection from the Admissions office on Thursday. We cannot issue letters before this date.

Please check your email regularly for updates over the coming week. We look forward to meeting you all on Monday 22nd September 2014!

AA School Admissions

Date Submitted: 15/9/2014


Tales from the Woods: a theatre of celebration
Reintroducing the AA's legacy of theatre and performance since the 19th century

AA Birthday Party 2014
Friday 10 October

More information to follow in the coming weeks.

Tales from the Woods: A Theatre of Celebration

Date Submitted: 11/9/2014

Vertical Urban Factory Curator's Gallery Talk

Friday, 12 September
from 6-8pm at MoA @ The Filling Station, King's Cross, London N1C 4UR

Please RSVP for 12 September event to as spaces are limited. Drinks and Canapes will be served.

A discussion between Nina Rappaport, curator of Vertical Urban Factory and publications director at Yale School of Architecture and journalist and editor James Pallister, about the architecture and urban issues around manufacturing in cities and how the new shift to clean, green and smaller production methods can provoke new production spaces.

Full details here

Date Submitted: 9/9/2014

Student Loans update

Continuing Students: 2014/2015

Please note that continuing students (students who have already been registered at the AA and been in receipt of a Student Loan) are now able to apply for the 2014/2015 Academic Year.

New Students: 2014/2015

The AA School has now received written confirmation from the Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) and HEFCE that new students will be eligible to apply for a student loan for the 2014/2015 academic year. Please be aware that it may still take approximately 1 week before the SLC officially re-opens online loan applications for the AA. However, you should begin preparing your application material in preparation to submit as soon as the AA School is listed on the HEFCE designation list. Please regularly review the SLC website for further details.

Date Submitted: 3/9/2014

AA Accommodation Office - opening Monday 8 September 2014

The AA School Accommodation Office will be open from 11:30am on Monday 8 September until 6pm on Friday 26 September 2014.

During this period the office will be open Monday-Friday from 10.00am-6.00pm (closed for lunch 1pm-2pm). It will be located in No. 33 Bedford Square, Ground Floor Back (behind the membership office).

Current students will be available to help you look for accommodation and to provide advice on suitable areas to live in London. There will be adverts for accommodation put up during this time, and a list where you can sign up to be contacted by other students should you wish to find shared housing together. 

This is a great opportunity to meet other students looking for accommodation or to receive help, especially if this is your first time in London!

Please remember that the AA does not have halls of residence and unfortunately cannot offer students temporary accommodation. For student accommodation and temporary options please see the list located here ( for advice.

If you have a room to rent, please email an ad, including photos and costs, to and we will put it on the notice board.

Date Submitted: 3/9/2014



Calling for makers, musicians and performers

Details and application.

Date Submitted: 2/9/2014


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, 22 September 2014 at 6:30 p.m. to transact the following business:


1) The Terms of Reference for the Academic Board of the AA School of Architecture, as endorsed by the Members of the General Purposes Committee.

2) The Terms of Reference for the Building Committee of the Architectural

Association (Inc), as endorsed by the Members of the Building 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.

Date Submitted: 1/9/2014

Summer Vacation

Please note: AA premises will be closed from Saturday 16 August to Monday 25 August 2014 (inclusive). 

Date Submitted: 14/8/2014

Library Catalogue will not be available 29th July to  31st July.

Due to essential maintenance on the servers

Date Submitted: 18/7/2014

Submission deadline for Media Architecture Biennale 2014 - July 20th

Members of the AA School community are invited to submit papers for the Media Architecture Biennale in Aarhus, Denmark.

Further details

The conference invites research presentations from both academia and industry:

* We invite both short and long papers. Submitted papers should be a maximum of four and ten pages in length, for short and long papers respectively, in ACM format (

* The papers should clearly explain the research question addressed, research methods and tasks, findings or results, and contributions of the work. Papers should also provide sufficient background and related work to situate and contextualize the authors’ work within the greater body of research.

* Submissions should consist of original work not previously published or concurrently under consideration for any other conference, workshop, journal, or other publication with an ISBN, ISSN or DOI number.

* Contribution statement on EasyChair: Authors must provide a 30-word contribution statement for their paper upon submission (add this after the abstract in the abstract field). The contribution statement should explain the contribution made by the paper to the Media Architecture community.  

* Anonymous peer-review: Papers will be peer-reviewed by multiple members of a program committee consisting of experts in a range of disciplines that shape media architecture.

Date Submitted: 16/7/2014

Student Assistant Required for Visiting School Office

Student Assistant required to assist with administrative work in the AA's Visiting School office starting from 23rd July (or earlier) until September. 
Please e-mail Andrea in the Visiting School on if you are interested or call her on 0207 887 4014.
Date Submitted: 16/7/2014

AArchitecture Call for Submissions

The AA Editorial Team are interested in your ideas on the next AArchitecture issues theme: Health and Safety. Be it an account of the smog over the terrace, about power tools + fashion, or your five year plan for sleep-walking: how does a school of architecture take care? Currently in the process of gathering content, our inbox will be open until the 25 July. Please submit a 100 word-proposal to outlining your article, drawing, survey, diagram, critique or plain good advice: any format will be considered. If selected, the final piece will be due on the 28 July.

Date Submitted: 7/7/2014

Scholarships available for Bilbao Visiting School

Computing Topos III - 23 July - 5 August 2014

Please send a maximum 4 A3 page and 5meg portfolio before the 7th of July to:

Date Submitted: 3/7/2014

The AA Bookshop will be closed for an annual stock take from Monday 28th July - Friday 1st August inclusive


Date Submitted: 1/7/2014


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