Charles Jencks (1939-2019)
Charles Jencks


It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of former AA tutor and treasured friend Charles Jencks.

Open Seminar - On the Origins of Capitalist Urban Space - Pier Vittorio Aureli & Maria S. Giudici Session 2: The Rise of Large-Scale Infrastructure - 32 First Floor Back - 16/10/2019 - 14:00

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The Silver Gala celebrates the launch of Architecture in Translation, and raises funds to support AA Public Programmes and Publications. Voices from the AA and from all around the world, will come together to eat, celebrate our history and debate our future over delicious food and wine, and a programme of performances. Join us by visiting

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Published every term, AArchitecture journal is edited and written by the AA Community.
Issue 39 submission details.  – Read AArchitecture online.


AA HONOURS 2019: LOLA CONTE, DIPLOMA 3 - As the fourth and final article in our series on this year's projects that were awarded the AA Diploma with Honours, Lola Conte from Diploma 3 discusses her project Field-notes from the place of Law.

AA Open Day

If you are interested in studying at the AA for the 2020/21 academic year, Open Day events are the perfect opportunity to talk with current students, meet our tutors and programme directors, tour our studios and facilities, get advice about applications and experience the unique character of the AA school.

Next School Open Day Event is on Friday 18 October 2019. For full details and registration visit Open Day Page.

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Our admissions office is open all year round for any enquiries and further information.

If you wish to apply for the 2020/21 academic year, commencing in September 2020, the online application form will open in mid-October 2019.

COSMIC REEF ARCHITECTURE - 3D-printed Reef Modules for Coral Resilience

Miami - COSMIC REEF ARCHITECTURE - 3D-printed Reef Modules for Coral Resilience - 26/12/2019–6/1/2020 - Deadline: 25/12/2019

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The Architectural Association receives Taught Degree Awarding Powers by the Lords of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council.

The Architectural Association (AA), the oldest independent school of architecture in the United Kingdom, is pleased to announce that it has been granted the power to award its own degrees. As of 1 October 2019, the AA has the right to establish new academic programmes and degree awards and is working to create some of the world’s most pioneering courses in architecture to shape and build the future.

Taught Degree Awarding Powers (TDAP) give UK higher education institutions the right to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Prospective students worldwide can apply to the AA Foundation Course (Foundation Certificate), Experimental Programme BA(Hons), Diploma Programme (MArch), and nine taught postgraduate programmes encompassing History and Critical Thinking in Architecture (MA), Projective Cities (Taught MPhil) and Sustainable Environmental Design (MSc/MArch), amongst others.

AA Director, Eva Franch said, ‘since our founding in 1847 we have never ceased to create new horizons, institutionally and academically. This is a significant milestone for the AA and demonstrates how we have grown and progressed as an institution that has always valued independence. Receiving TDAP marks a new era for our institution; these are exciting times for the AA. The process has required considerable work from all members of staff and students. I would like to take this opportunity to credit them for this major achievement’.

President of the AA Council, Victoria Thornton added, ‘the TDAP process has recognised our strong governance, academic standards, scholarship and teaching as well as the environment supporting the delivery of taught higher education programmes’.

The School’s application for Taught Degree Awarding Powers was supported by the Architects Registration Board, the Royal Institute of British Architects and The Open University.