Athens access available
Please note: Only subscribing members and those with borrowing rights to the library are entitled to an Athens account.
As well as the Library Guide and Shelf Locations Plan three new library guides are up on the library website:
Using the library catalogue
Finding journal articles +journals
Advance searching techniques
We hope these guides will make it easier to use the library catalogue, and to find journal articles and journals using these searching techniques.
Date Submitted: 21/9/2011
Apply by 6 June for AA Summer School
AA Summer Architecture School now accepting applications for Summer 2011. Deadline for applications is 6 June. A late deadline of 20 June is also possible but may incur a fee.
Visit the website at http://summerschool.aaschool.ac.uk/ for more information about the programme.
Read about AA Visiting Schools worldwide here
Date Submitted: 1/4/2011
AA Summer School: Call for Teaching Proposals
For more information about the AA Summer Architecture School programme and submission requirements, please visit the website at http://summerschool.aaschool.ac.uk. Deadline for submissions is 26 April. These can be emailed to email@example.com or posted to the AA, 36 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3ES.
Date Submitted: 1/4/2011
Spring Term Public Holidays
Spring Term, 8 weeks, Tuesday 26 April to Friday 17 June
Please note the following public holiday:
Monday 30 May (Spring Bank Holiday)
Date Submitted: 23/3/2011
AA Undergraduate Bursary Application Forms Deadline 13 May
AA Undergraduate Bursary application forms for the 2011/12 academic year are available from Sabrina Blakstad in the Registrar’s Office. The deadline for completed applications to be returned is Friday 13 May.
Date Submitted: 28/2/2011
Library Notices: Vacation Opening Hours, Programme Book Loans, Ordnance Survey OpenData available on Library website
Easter Vacation Opening Hours
Reopening on Tuesday 26 April with normal term-time hours.
Programme Book Loans Over Easter Vacation
All programme books must be returned by Tuesday 3 May at 12.00.
Ordnance Survey OpenData
OS OpenData provides access to a selection of mapping datasets available for Great Britain that can be downloaded to your computer: go to Online Resources. The more complete digital mapping service, DigiMap, is not available to the AA.
Access: Library computers and AA wireless network
Date Submitted: 24/2/2011
Apply now for free AA Visiting Teachers Programme, 16 May–3 June
The AA’s innovative teaching tradition attracts the interest of academic visitors from all over the world. In response to this interest we offer a three-week programme to give teachers of architecture an opportunity to participate in discussing the teaching and research of the school, and to engage in a debate about approaches to architectural education.
The programme offers an opportunity for detailed discussion of ideas and methods of education; meetings with students and teachers in all parts of the school; and involvement in the student review and assessment activities. Participants will present work for debate in a seminar on educational ideas and methods. Immersion in the culture of the school through its programme of lectures, seminars and exhibitions is encouraged. Visits are also organised to important examples of architecture and planning in London, a city that offers a rich historical and contemporary record and is a laboratory of urbanism and architecture.
The programme is open to a small group of participants who are currently teaching architecture or related subjects, and will run for three weeks in the summer term.
Date Submitted: 23/2/2011
RIBA Validation Panel Meetings, Lecture Hall
Staff: Thursday 17 February, 5.00 for 5.15 start
Students: Friday 18 February, 9.15 for 9.30 start
Read biographies of RIBA Validation Panel (pdf)
Date Submitted: 17/2/2011
AA Open Jury Schedule, Friday 18 February
9.30 Coffee, tea and croissants – AA Restaurant (tutors and guests)
1.00 Lunch – AA Restaurant (tutors and guests)
5.30 Summary discussion, Lecture Hall (tutors, guests and students)
6.30 AA Archive Exhibition opening and drinks
The Open Jury, curated this year by the Academic Head and staff and students from the History & Critical Thinking (HCT ) Masters Programme, is a one-day event to see some of the best work currently in progress from across the AA. Presentations will be given from all parts of the school – from Foundation to the Graduate School – giving the opportunity to openly discuss work from a range of units and programmes.
The eight sessions, each consisting of four or five presentations, have been grouped and loosely themed, placing the emphasis on table discussions in small groups with related topics, sites and methodologies. Each session will be moderated by a student from the HCT programme. While a few guests are invited from outside the school, the primary intention of the day is internal debate, focusing on the different design agendas and approaches through the presentation of selected student work. This school-only event will enable students and tutors to wander from room to room to see work in progress in different units and programmes in an intensive, productive day of discussion.
The sessions will be followed by a summary discussion in the Lecture Hall. A brief ‘post-mortem’ description of each session will be made after the event, together with examples of work seen on the day.
Rear Presentation, Contemporary Cities
North Jury Room, Systems of Design Method
South Jury Room, Projective Futures
Rear Presentation, Space and Politics
North Jury Room, Adaptation and Environmental Technologies
South Jury Room, Craft, Fabrication and Technology
Date Submitted: 9/2/2011
AA Cinema Performance Fortnights
Monday 28 March
Monday 28 March, The Dreamers (dir. Bernardo Bertolucci, 2003), 115 mins
AA Cinema is at 37 Bedford Square.
First film series in Spring Term will be curated by Pascal Schöning, ‘Films where you remember the lead-in music for ever’ …
Date Submitted: 1/2/2011
Michael Ventris Memorial Fund Extraordinary Award for Architecture
Application deadline: 11 March
The Trustees of the Michael Ventris Memorial Fund will make four extraordinary awards of up to £2000 each to architects or postgraduate students of not less than RIBA, Part 1 status, or candidates of a comparable level of achievement. The award is open to applicants from all countries.
The Michael Ventris Memorial Fund was founded in 1957 in appreciation of his contribution to the fields of Mycenaean civilisation and architecture. Michael Ventris, an ex-AA student, architect and classical scholar was responsible for deciphering, together with John Chadwick, Linear B, a syllabic script that was used for writing Mycenean Greek, an early form of Greek. It is intended that the Fund support a specific and identifiable project that reflects his fascination with classical architecture and its culture. In addition to this award, it is important to note that a parallel award is being administered by the ICS for Mycenean studies.
Applications must be written in English and should be submitted to the Academic Head of the Architectural Association School of Architecture, 34–36 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3ES from 21 February to 11 March. Applicants should give particulars of their qualifications and academic record as well as outline of intended research, including projected costs. Applications should not exceed six single-sided pages (A4). They may be submitted either as hard copy or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org (pdf files are preferred). Applicants must also supply the names and addresses of two referees and, at the same time, ask the referees to write independently in support of their applications. Award money will be made available in September. For further information, please contact email@example.com
Recommendations for the awards will be made to the Trustees by an advisory committee appointed by the Architectural Association, comprising the Director of the School, Academic Head, a selection of two to three academic staff and the Trustees of the Fund.
Successful candidates will be required to submit a written report to the Committee on the work that the Award has enabled him/her to complete. S/he may be invited to make a public presentation of the results at the AA.
Date Submitted: 27/1/2011
Intermediate 6 End of Term Jury: Monday 31 January
The Jury has been changed from Friday 28 to Monday 31 January. It will take place between 2.00 and 6.00 in 16 Basement Morewell Street.
Date Submitted: 25/1/2011
Week 1 Winter Term
During the first weeks of the Winter Term, the Undergraduate School, from Foundation to Diploma, will be having their end-of-term Juries. This is an opportunity to see some of the work happening across the School. We encourage everyone to come and take part.
Intermediate Unit 1
Friday 14 January, 10.00 32 Second Floor Back
Intermediate Unit 2
Tuesday 11 January, 10.00 Lecture Hall
Intermediate Unit 3
Tuesday 18 January 32 Ground Front / Bookshop
Intermediate Unit 4
Wednesday 12 January, 10.00 South Jury Room
Intermediate Unit 5
Friday 14 January, 10.00 33 Ground Floor Back
Intermediate Unit 6
Friday 28 January, 10.00 38 First Floor Front
Intermediate Unit 7
Thursday 13 January, 10.00 33 First Floor Front
Intermediate Unit 8
Friday 14 January, 10.00 16 Basement Morwell Street
Intermediate Unit 10
Friday 21 January, 10.00 32 Ground Front/ Bookshop
Diploma Unit 5
Thursday 13 January, 10.00 Rear Ground Presentation Room
Diploma Unit 6
Friday 14 January, 10.00 32 Ground Front/Bookshop
Diploma Unit 9
Friday 14 January, 10.00 32 Ground Back/Bookshop
Diploma Unit 10
Thursday 13 January, 10.00 Unit Space (36 / 3rd Floor)
Diploma Unit 16
Wednesday 12 January, 9.00 to 6.00 32 Second Floor Back
Diploma Unit 17
Thursday 13 January, 10.00 to 6.00 32 Ground Floor Front
Date Submitted: 8/12/2010
Winter Term HTS and TS Schedule
Winter Term HTS and TS courses will start in Week 2 (17 to 21 January) as per the listing below. Venues will be confirmed in the relevant Events List. Attendance is compulsory at all Complementary Courses.
First Year HTS
Second Year HTS
Second Year TS Option Course
Third Year HTS
Date Submitted: 8/12/2010
Media Studies Intermediate Term 1 Course Submission
Deadline: Wednesday 1 December, 5.00.
Students must submit to the MS office Top Floor, 33 Bedford Square.
Date Submitted: 24/11/2010