AA’s Annual General Meeting Monday, 26 January 2015


Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Architectural Association (Inc.) will be held at 32 Bedford Square, First Floor Back, London WC1 on Monday, 26 January 2015 at 6:30 p.m.


• Provisional Agenda

• Specific and General Proposals

• Notes

• Minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting (20 January 2014)


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 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 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 The Architectural Association, Inc. 36 Bedford Square

London WC1B 3ES

United Kingdom

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

By order of the Board

Date Submitted: 19/12/2014

International Wildlife Center (IWC) Africa Architecture Competition

Arquideas launches International Wildlife Center (IWC) Africa competition.

Architecture students and young architects

October 13, 2014 to January 16, 2015

€ 6,375 + Publication in Plataforma Arquitectura + Publication in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell magazine + Publication in Taller al Cubo + Publication
in Pedacicos Arquitectonicos + Annual subscription to WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell magazine + Annual subscription to AV Proyectos magazine

Nathalie de Vries (Director of MVRDV)
Federico Soriano (Chairman of the Department of Architectural Design at the UPM)
Felipe Assadi (Dean of Faculty of Architecture and Design of Finis Terrae University)
Sol Madridejos (Head of S-M.A.O. Sancho-Madridejos Architecture Office)
Vincent Pearson (Director and Founder of Arquitectorial)
Alejandro Fernández-Linares (Winner of NOA South America architecture competition)
José María Ordovás (Winner of NOA South America architecture competition)

Further Details About the Competition.


Date Submitted: 15/12/2014

Referendum Results

Result of the Referendum on the Reappointment of Brett Steele as Director of the School

Declared  at  17:05  on  the  12.12.2014  


YES, I am in favour of his reappointment -No. Of Votes 561  (75.4%)

NO, I do not wish him to be reappointed -No. Of Votes 183  (24.6%)

Referendum Information


Total  Ballot  Papers  Issued:  1013  

Total  Number  of  Ballots  Counted:  744  

Turnout:  73%  

Voting  Channels  

Votes  Cast  Online:  661  (88.8%)  

Voting  In  Person:  votes  received:  83  (11.2%) 

Date Submitted: 12/12/2014

End of Term Juries

Tuesday 16 December

Inter 3 – 32 Second Floor Back
Inter 9 – 32 Second Floor Back
Inter 11 – Soft Room
Inter 12 – 32 First Floor Front
Dip 3 – 37 First Floor Front
Dip 7 – 33 First Floor Front & First Floor Back

Wednesday 17 December

Inter 4 – 33 Ground Floor Back
Inter 7 – 33 First Floor Front
Dip 2 – 32 Second Floor Back
Dip 4 – 32 First Floor Back
Dip 16 – Diploma 16 Unit Space
Dip 17 – Soft Room
First Year – Rear Second Presentation Room

Thursday 18 December

Dip 1 – 32 Second Floor Back
Dip 11 – 33 First Floor Back & First Floor Front
Dip 14 – 37 First Floor Front

Friday 19 December

Inter 2 – 32 First Floor Back
Dip 5 – 32 First Floor Front
Dip 6 – 37 First Floor Front

Date Submitted: 11/12/2014

Christmas Cards on Sale Bookshop and AA Photo Library

£2.00 each but 10 for £10.00 in Photo Lib and Bookshop until end of term.

Available to purchase from:

AA Photo Library, 37 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3ES

AA BookShop, 32 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3ES

Online http://aabookshop.net/?wpsc-product=cards-pack-of-10

photolib@aaschool.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7887 4066

Opening hours 10am – 1pm and 2pm - 6pm monday to friday until 20 december


New this Year

Polychromatic staircase hand-painted by Antoni Malinowski

Donmar Dryden Street,
Haworth Tompkins Architects, 2014
Photo Valerie Bennett

Prelates quarters, Melk Abbey

Jakob Prandtauer, 1702-36
Frescoes by Johann Bergl
Photo F R Yerbury

Bamboo House, Las Pozas, Mexico

Edward James
Photo Umberto Bellardi Ricci

Woolworth Building, New York

Cass Gilbert, 1913
Photo F R Yerbury

Date Submitted: 8/12/2014

Library Winter Break Opening Hours


Monday 15 December  to Thursday 18 December : open  10-9

Friday 19 December : open 10-6

Saturday 20 December : closed



AA Closure : Saturday 20 December to Sunday 4 January inclusive.

Monday 5 January to Saturday 10 January :  open 10-6

Extended term-time hours from Monday 12 January : M-F 10-9, Saturday 10-6



Programme reservations from 12midday Tuesday 16 December – in person at the issue desk

Borrowing of programme books from 10am Thursday 18 December – from 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 18 December.

From Friday 19 December it will be a first come basis.

All programme books borrowed must be returned by 12midday on Monday 12 January.

Date Submitted: 25/11/2014

San Rocco "Book of Copies" now available to purchase

The book of last year's exhibition "Book of Copies" is now on sale on the sanrocco website.

Exhibition Page

Buy the book here http://www.sanrocco.info/book-of-copies


Date Submitted: 21/11/2014

Dates for AA Bookshop last Christmas post.

December 1st– Asia, Far East, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Africa, Caribbean, South & Central America.

December 5th – Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Greece, Canada, Poland & USA.

December 11th – Western Europe (not Greece or Poland).

December 16th – UK.

Date Submitted: 20/11/2014

Mark Fisher Scholarship 2015/16

The AA School is pleased to announce a new scholarship, given in memory of one of the school’s most remarkable graduates, Mark Fisher.

The scholarship has been initiated through a generous donation by James Fairorth and established by Tait Towers in support of AA Students.

The school seeks a worthy student recipient for the inaugural award, for admission to the Diploma School in 2015/16.

Eligible candidates include new and current AA students entering 4th Year in 2015/16. The Scholarship covers full tuition fees for two years, subject to review after the first year.

Candidates for the Scholarship must demonstrate in their application a commitment to and excellence in forms of architecture that extend to performance and entertainment, in ways that resonate with the career of Mark Fisher.

Recipients will be expected to organise, design and/or give a performance event within the school prior to completion of their studies, as part of a new annual event in the AA Public Programme.

Applications will be considered by a distinguished jury of AA tutors, architects, friends and collaborators of Mark Fisher.

To qualify for consideration applicants must meet the AA’s January admissions deadline for the 2015/16 year, and will be asked to attend an interview by Spring 2015 prior to announcement of this year’s award. Further details regarding the application process will be provided in due course.

For additional information on the Scholarship, please go to: markfisher.aaschool.ac.uk

Date Submitted: 12/11/2014

School Meeting 

The School Meeting, called by AA Council, will discuss the referendum process for the re-appointment of Brett Steele as Director of the AA School of Architecture, whose five-year contract ends in July 2015. All members of the School Community are encouraged to attend this important meeting and to participate in the referendum process. The School Community consists of all current full-time registered students, contracted academic and administrative staff and members of Council.

This meeting precedes the Director’s State of the Association Presentation on Friday 14 November at 1pm

Tuesday 11 November, 1.00pm
Lecture Hall

Date Submitted: 7/11/2014

Grasshopper, Rhino, Kangaroo, V-Ray Media Lab Workshop


Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, Kangaroo, V-Ray

Mon 10th Nov - 10 - 6pm
 // No. 32 Second Floor Back 

Digital Workflow sessions focus on workflows rather than a single application.  Session 1, run by Kasper Ax,  covers advanced modeling techniques in Rhino, plug-ins Grasshopper and Kangaroo, as well as visualisation techniques in V-ray. Free-form 3D modeling with nurbs and polygons will be introduced as a tool for simulating objects and environments in a 3D modeling software, as well as an introduction to performance based simulation, where a design can be tested in a given environment. The visualization tutorials focus on the representation of the modeled design and will aim for the invention and build up of a distinct visual language (photo real or non- photo real) using various rendering techniques. Students are welcome to bring their own studio work as a testing ground. (A basic knowledge of Rhino workspace is recommended)

NB: Its a laptop run course so students will need to bring/ borrow/share a laptop and preload Rhino 5  (90 day trial available or buy at a discount from the AA materials shop), V-Ray (free trial www.vray.com) plus Grasshopper and Kangaroo ( free from www.food4rhino.com). 
Those with Macs will need to run a windows partition or Parallels as Grasshopper and Kangaroo are not available for Mac.  
For information about all of the MS LAB computer courses running this term please see the link below
Date Submitted: 5/11/2014

AA Community invited to Mud House Building Workshop in Ghana

The NKA Foundation is to host a mud house building workshop in Ghana from 9th Feb - 19th April 2015. They are currently recruiting volunteers to join us in this exciting opportunity to share ideas and exchange knowledge by working together to complete the build on site in Ghana. 


Date Submitted: 4/11/2014

Invite to annual "Moving House" lecture at Queen Mary, University of London

The Centre for Studies of Home annual lecture on ‘Moving house: home and hut myths in the installation art of Agnes Varda, Tracey Emin and Michael Landy,’ to be given by Gill Perry (Open University) on Wednesday 19 November at 6.30pm at Queen Mary, University of London (in Geography 126). The lecture is free to attend and will be followed by a reception. Registration is via Eventbrite - please follow the link on the invitation.

PDF Invite

Date Submitted: 29/10/2014

Visiting School Assistant Required

We are looking for a student to assist with preparation work in lead up to the running of our visiting school in Australia next year. The work would be based in London and involve assistance with the marketing graphics, mail outs, admin and some research. Candidates would need to know Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator and either Microstation or Autocad. It is a part time role - so hours would be discussed with the student. To apply or for more information, please contact visitingschool@aaschool.ac.uk

Date Submitted: 23/10/2014


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