NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 7 MARCH 2016

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, 7 March 2016 at 6:30 p.m. to transact the following business: 

TO BE PROPOSED AS ORDINARY RESOLUTIONS: 
1) To agree the Council "house list" of ballot nominations for the Election of Officers and Council for the 2016/17 session of the Council of the Architectural Association (Inc.), 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 three 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 Council
Kathleen H. Formosa 
Company Secretary
Architectural Association (Inc.)
34-36 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3ES 

Date Submitted: 11/2/2016

Trevor Flynn's Sketchmob - Saturday 13 February 

The Next Sketchmob offers the chance to draw one of the London’s oldest surviving church St Bartholomew the Great. A superb location for drawing architectural perspectives, decorative sculpture, thunderous church organs and people.

St Bartholomew the Great 

West Smithfield,City of London,EC19DS www.greatstbarts.com

10:55 Meet at the church entrance for group discount (£3.50 per person)

1:00 – 1:15 Draw

For more information visit Sketchmob 

Date Submitted: 4/2/2016

AA LIBRARY WITHDRAWN STOCK

From Monday 25 January the library is offering FREE some books and journals which have been withdrawn from stock, following the guidelines in the library De-Acquisition Policy.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: 25/1/2016

AA PREMISES WINTER CLOSURE

The AA closes from Sunday 20 December 2015 to Sunday 3 January 2016 inclusive.

The AA School will be open from Monday 4 January 2016 to Saturday 9 January from 10:00 to 19:00 

Normal AA School Opening hours will resume from Monday 11 January 2016.

Term 2 begins on Monday 11 January 2016.

Date Submitted: 16/12/2015

STUDENT HELPERS REQUIRED - FRIDAY 22 JANUARY 2016

On Friday 22 January 2016 the AA is holding an Open Day for prospective students. The day is an opportunity for prospective students and parents to meet current students and staff, take tours of the buildings, get advice on their applications etc. 

Prospective students love to hear from current students; so we would like to encourage current registered students, from Foundation through to PhD, to get involved and help out.

As the event is running all day, from 10am until 8pm, the Admissions Team are seeking keen student helpers to undertake key jobs such as:

  • Providing a warm welcome at the front door
  • Registration of attendees
  • Handing out bags and providing directions
  • Leading tours of the school
  • Other ad-hoc jobs

If you are interested, please email Kirstie Little (Kirstie.little@aaschool.ac.uk) a short message confirming:

  1. Your name
  2. Membership number
  3. Current year / programme
  4. Your availability on day i.e. all day, AM only, PM only
  5. Jobs you are keen to help with

This is a great opportunity to get involved and possibly secure a student assistantship with the admissions team for Term 2 and Term 3.

After the Christmas break, I will be in touch with further details and the final schedule.

Thank you

Date Submitted: 16/12/2015

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 25 JANUARY 2016

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Registered Members of the Architectural Association (Inc.) will be held at 32 Bedford Square, First Floor Back, London, WC1 on Monday, 25 January 2016 at 6:30 p.m. 

CONTENTS
• Provisional Agenda
• Ordinary and Special Business
• Notes
• Proxy Form
• Minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting (26 January 2015)

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 Member. The instrument appointing a proxy shall be deposited at the registered office of the Association not less than six hours before the time for holding the meeting or adjourned meeting, as the case may be, at which the person named in such instrument is 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.

If you have any queries, please contact:
Office of the Company Secretary
Architectural Association (Inc.)
34-36 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3ES
United Kingdom Tel:

+44(0) 207 887 4018
Email: secretary@aaschool.ac.uk

By order of the Council
Kathleen H. Formosa
Company Secretary 

Date Submitted: 16/12/2015

End of Term Juries

Monday 14 December, 10.00

Foundation Lecture Hall

Inter 10 33 First Floor Front and Back

Dip 8 37 First Floor Front


Tuesday 15 December, 10.00

Inter 1 32 First Floor Back

Inter 9 North Jury Room

Inter 13 Rear Second Presentation Space

Dip 2 37 First Floor Front

Dip 5 New Soft Room

Dip 6 Lecture Hall

Dip 13 32 First Floor Front

Dip 14 32 Second Floor Back

PENN 33 First Floor Front and Back


Wednesday 16 December, 10.00

Foundation 33 First Floor Front and Back

Inter 4 37 First Floor Front

Inter 12 32 First Floor Front

Dip 18 North Jury Room


Thursday 17 December, 10.00

First Year Rear Second Presentation Space

Inter 6 37 First Floor Front

Inter 15 32 First Floor Back

Dip 7 33 First Floor Front and Back

Dip 17 New Soft Room

Visiting School 32 First Floor Front


Friday 18 December, 10.00

Inter 2 32 First Floor Front

Inter 14 New Soft Room

Dip 1 33 First Floor Back

Dip 9 32 Second Floor Back

Dip 11 33 First Floor Front




Date Submitted: 14/12/2015

2016 MICHAEL VENTRIS MEMORIAL AWARD FOR ARCHITECTURE

Above drawing by Michael Ventris showing the invention of a Trimetric Computer as part of his Perspectron;a technique and an instrument he developed while he was a student at the Architectural Association of how to draw perspective drawings without the use of the vanishing point.

The Trustees of the Michael Ventris Memorial Fund would like to invite applications for the 2016 Michael Ventris Award for Architecture for the amount 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 Mycenaean Civilisation and Architecture, and his supreme achievement of deciphering the ancient Linear B script. Since 1957 the Award has been given both to scholars from the Mycenaean Studies and Architects. It is intended that the Michael Ventris Award for Architecture 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:

Keira Callaghan, Architectural Association, 36 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3ES, UK.

or sent by e-mail (PDF files are preferred) prefixing their email subject box with the words ‘Michael Ventris Award’ to:
keira.callaghan@aaschool.ac.uk

Applications must be written in English, and must reach Keira Callaghan at the Architectural Association, complete with the two required references not later than 15th 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 Manolis Stavrakakis at the following email address stavrakakis@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 by March 1st of 2017. S/he may also be invited to make a public presentation of the results at the Architectural Association School of Architecture.

Date Submitted: 8/12/2015

WEEK 12 LIBRARY OPENING HOURS

Monday 14 December to Thursday 17 December : OPEN 10-9pm
Friday 18 December : OPEN 10-6pm 
Saturday 19 December : CLOSED

Date Submitted: 4/12/2015

CHRISTMAS VACATION LIBRARY OPENING HOURS

AA Closure : Saturday 19 December to Sunday 3 January inclusive.
The library will be OPEN from Monday 4th January to Saturday 9th January from 10-6pm
Normal term-time hours will resume from Monday 11 January:
Monday – Friday 10-9pm, Saturday 10-6pm

Date Submitted: 1/12/2015

PROGRAMME BOOK LOANS OVER CHRISTMAS VACATION

Programme reservations from 12 midday Tuesday 15 December, in person at the issue desk
Programme borrowing from 10am Thursday 17 December, in person at the issue desk
Maximum 2 programme books per person, no interlibrary loan, no normal ‘reference’ books, no tutors own books.
All reserved programme books must be borrowed on Thursday 17 December.
From Friday 18 December it will be a first come basis.
All programme books borrowed must be returned by 12midday on Monday 11 January.

Date Submitted: 1/12/2015

(AMENDED) ORDINARY GENERAL MEETING OF THE AA COUNCIL

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, 14 December 2015 at 6:30 p.m. to transact the following business:

TO BE PROPOSED AS ORDINARY RESOLUTIONS:

1) To approve the timetable and procedures for the Election of Officers and Council of the Architectural Association (Inc.) for the 2016/17 session, as endorsed by the members of the General Purposes Committee.
2) To accept the Strategic Plan 2015-2020 as a basic and open document to be continually updated in line with annual operational plans.
3) To approve the proposed AA School tuition fees for the 2016/17 academic year, as endorsed by members of 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 three 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

10 December 2015

Date Submitted: 30/11/2015

Essential Health and Safety Induction

There will be an essential health and safety induction for all returning students to the AA in the Lecture Hall Monday 12 October at 1.00

The induction will cover

·        Fire Safety – how to evacuate safely from the buildings (the use of new lateral openings).

·       COSHH –  where and how to safely use hazardous substances and how to correctly store them.

·       Electricals – to familiarise you with UK electrical installations.

·       Working at height – how to use ladders/stepladders safely.

·       Manual Handling – how to lift heavy items safely.

·       Asbestos

 

All returning students are encouraged to attend.

 

Date Submitted: 9/10/2015

RIBA Bursaries and Hardship Funds

RIBA Part 2 Bursaries

The RIBA Part 2 Bursaries scheme is now calling for applications.

The bursary scheme supports students of architecture looking to embark on an RIBA-validated Part 2 course within the UK. The bursaries will support students experiencing financial hardship who otherwise may not continue with their architectural studies. It is the most generous award made to students in financial need.  

In 2016, up to five bursaries of £6,000 will be available to support five Part-2 students for the academic years 2016/17 and 2017/18. 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. 

 The deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 9 December. More information can be found at: www.architecture.com/Part2bursaries

 RIBA Student Hardship Funds

The 2015/16 RIBA Student Hardship Funds are now open for applications. 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

Grants of up to £2,000 are awarded to help architectural students who are experiencing exceptional financial hardship to continue their studies. Applications are accepted throughout the academic year. Please encourage any students who are struggling financially to explore further at: www.architecture.com/hardshipfunds

 

Date Submitted: 7/10/2015
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The AA has undergone an educational oversight monitoring visit by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and have received its final report, which is available in full at:

http://www.qaa.ac.uk/reviews-and-reports/provider?UKPRN=10008071

The monitoring visit resulted in the following outcome:

The QAA monitoring team has concluded that we are making commendable progress in implementing the action plan from the Review for Educational Oversight.

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