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


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 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


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:


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.


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

Complementary Studies Introductions

Friday 2 October

Lecture Hall, unless otherwise noted

Introductions and Registration
(when applicable) to the Complementary Studies Programmes will take place as follows:

10.00 History and Theory Studies Fourth/Fifth Years

11.30 Technical Studies Fifth Year (Fourth Year in Term 2)

12.30 Media Studies First Year 

First Year Studio

1.00 Architectural Professional
Practice Fifth Year

2.00 Technical Studies Second/Third Years

3.00 History and Theory Studies  Second/Third Years

4.00 Media Studies Second Year
(inclusive of MS Lab Courses)

(Online Registration for HTS
Fourth and Fifth Years at 2.00
Friday 2 October)

In addition to the introductions, online course registration for
Term 1 courses is required for the following years:

First Year Media Studies 

Second Year Media Studies

Fourth Year History and Theory Studies

Fifth Year History and Theory Studies 

ALL Term 1 courses will commence in Week 2 (week commencing 5 October). Please refer to next week’s Events List for a full schedule of class times and venues.  

Date Submitted: 2/10/2015

Graduate School Introductions

Wednesday 30 September

Lecture Hall

Graduate students must attend their Programme Presentations and are encouraged to attend the other presentations for an idea of the other programmes. Planned drinks from 5.30 in the Rear Second Presentation Space (Graduate School only)

12.30 AAIS

1.00 PhD Programme

1.30 Projective Cities

2.00 Design & Make

2.30 Sustainable Environmental Design

3.00 History and Critical Thinking

3.30 Housing and Urbanism             

4.00 Landscape Urbanism

4.30 Architecture & Urbanism (DRL)

5.00 Emtech

5.30 Drinks


Date Submitted: 30/9/2015

Intermediate Unit Introductions

Tuesday 29 September 

Lecture Hall

9.15 Introduction Brett Steele

9.30 Inter 3 – Nannette Jackowski, Ricardo de Ostos 

10.00 Inter 7 – Marco Vanucci

10.30 Inter 9 – Christopher Pierce, Christopher Matthews, Charlotte Moe 

11.00 Inter 15 – Giulia Foscari,
Elena Longhin

11.30 Inter 13 – Peter Swinnen, Flavien Menu

12.00 Inter 8 – Francisco Gonzalez
de Canales, Nuria Alvarez

12.30 Inter 11 – Manuel Collado, Nacho Martin, Nerea Calvillo 

1.00 Lunch and Interview process Q&A led by present students

2.00 Inter 10 – Valentin Bontjes
van Beek, Winston Hampel

2.30 Inter 1 – Mark Campbell,
Stewart Dodd 

3.00 Inter 4 – Nathalie Rozencwajg, Michel da Costa Goncalves,

Charikleia Karamali-Zeri 

3.30 Inter 14 – Joseph Grima,
Pernilla Ohrstedt

4.00 Inter 5 – Ryan Dillon

4.30 Inter 2 – Ana Araujo

5.00 Inter 12 – Tyen Masten,
Inigo Minns

5.30 Inter 12 – Jeroen van Ameijde, Brendon Carlin

6.00 Informal meeting for
Intermediate staff and students 

Date Submitted: 29/9/2015

Diploma Unit Introductions

Monday 28 September

Lecture Hall 

9.15 Introduction Brett Steele

9.30 Dip 1 – Miraj Ahmed,
Martin Jameson

10.00 Dip 13 – Lily Jencks, Jessica Reynolds

10.30 Dip 8 – Maria Fedorchenko 

11.00 Dip 2 – Didier Faustino, Kostas Grigoriadis

11.30 Dip 17 –Theo Sarantoglou Lalis, Dora Sweijd

12.00 Dip 18 – Enric Ruiz Geli, Simon Taylor 

12.30 Dip 14 – Pier Vittorio Aureli, Maria Shéhérazade Giudici

1.00 Lunch and Interview process Q&A led by students

2.00 Dip 16 – Jonas Lundberg,
Andrew Yau

2.30 Dip 9 – Natasha Sandmeier

3.00 Dip 4 – John Palmesino,
Ann-Sofi Ronnskog

3.30 Dip 10 –Carlos Villanueva Brandt

4.00 Dip 5 – Cristina Díaz Moreno, Efrén Ga Grinda, Benjamin Reynolds

4.30 Dip 11 – Shin Egashira

5.00 Dip 7 – David Greene,
Samantha Hardingham

5.30 Dip 6 – Kate Davies, Liam Young

6.30 Informal meeting for Diploma staff and students 

Date Submitted: 28/9/2015

Unit Choice and Interview 
Information for Diploma Students (Fourth and Fifth Years)

On Monday 28 September ALL RETURNING Fourth and Fifth Year students must register with Belinda Flaherty and collect a countersigned Unit Choices Form in the Rear Second Presentation Space (Second Floor 

of 36 Bedford Square, 10.00–6.00).

During this day, all NEW

Fourth Year students are required to collect a countersigned Unit Choices Form from Belinda Flaherty in the Rear Second Presentation Space (10.00–6.00).

The Interview Process cannot be undertaken unless Registration is completed and all Unit Choice Forms have been countersigned.

Date Submitted: 28/9/2015

Unit Choice and Interview Information for Intermediate Students (Second and Third Years)

On Monday 28 September, all RETURNING Second and Third Year students are required to Register with Belinda Flaherty and collect a countersigned Unit Choices Form in the Rear Second Presentation Space (10.00–6.00). On Monday 28 September, all NEW Second and Third Year students are required to collect a countersigned Unit Choices Form from Belinda Flaherty in the Rear Second Presentation Space (10.00 to 6.00). The Interview Process cannot be undertaken unless Registration is completed and all Unit Choice Forms have been countersigned. 

Date Submitted: 28/9/2015

Call for Submissions AArchitecture 27: {theme}


AArchitecture 27 {theme}

A theme park is a combination of rides, on a computer a theme is a combination of colours and sounds, this newsletter will seek to combine your thoughts on {theme}.

We are interested in your interpretation. Essays, poems, drawings, sketches, diagrams or any other formats are welcome.

Please submit a 100-word proposal by Friday 16 October 2015 to aarchitecture@aaschool.ac.uk

Date Submitted: 23/9/2015

My Hotels Group & designjunction launch a design competition for AA students during London Design Festival

My Hotels Group in partnership with designjunction are challenging students at the Architectural Association to design a bespoke tea box to be featured in the 34 newly refurbished Double Rooms at My Hotel Bloomsbury. The three finalists' designs will also be on show at designjunction (23–27 September) and at My Hotel Bloomsbury, and the winner will be introduced by designjunction to their extensive list of media partners for press coverage as part of the London Design Festival 2015. In addition, the winning entry will enjoy a complimentary weekend stay for two at My Hotel Brighton.

The tea box is to take inspiration from the hotel’s serene contemporary designed rooms by Heal’s, along with the location of the hotel recognised for its history of literature, philosophy and the arts. The design should recognise the hotel’s commitment to a sustainable future. A full brief will be sent to all registered participants.

The competition is open to all current students at the AA and recent graduates from the classes of 2014 and 2015. Entrants must pre-register for the competition by Friday 21 August, by emailing tboxdesign@aaschool.ac.uk. Depending on the response, participation may be restricted to the first 30 individuals or groups to register. Submissions will be due by email on 11 September. Finalists will be notified on 16 Sept and will be required to produce a 3-d model or 3-d print by 22 September for inclusion in the designjunction exhibition. 

The winner of the competition will be announced during the designjunction exhibition, 23-27 September.

This is a great opportunity for AA students and graduates to gain exposure through creating an object that will be exhibited during London Design Festival and get extensive press coverage, as well as become a permanent part of the interior furnishings at MyHotel, where many of our invited speakers, external examiners and members stay. We hope you will register to participate!

Date Submitted: 21/8/2015


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