Elizabeth Adams
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Position: Part 1 - Course Lecturer, , AA Professional Practice School
Bio: Liz is a co-founding director of Adams & Sutherland, an award-winning architectural practice known for its work in the public realm that brings together architectural, landscape and urban design skills. Clients are predominately from the public or third sectors. Projects she has delivered include, Chandos community Hub (Olympic legacy project), Lowlands Park, and performance building in Harrow, and Fashioning Poplar as part of the move to bringing the fashion industry and garment manufacture back to East London. Published work includes the Olympic Greenway and Bow Riverside projects. Liz has held a number of academic posts including six years running a unit at the Architectural Association, and teaching with Peter Salter in diploma school. Other teaching positions have included posts at London Met, Brighton and Cardiff Universities. She has been an External Examiner at the Architectural Association, University of East London, Brighton and Westminster Universities.
Xavier Aguilo Aran
Unit/Programme: Technical Studies
Position: Course Lecturer - Diploma TS4, Technical Studies, AA Undergraduate School Course Lecturer - Diploma TS2, Technical Studies, AA Undergraduate School Course Tutor - Diploma TS5, Technical Studies, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Xavier Aguiló becomes an Engineer in 1999, when he starts his collaboration with OMA (then BOMA, then BOMAINPASA and current BAC) as structural consultant, becoming associate in 2.001. In September 2007 he opens the branch in Madrid. He currently teaches Structures in the School of Architecture in the European University of Madrid. He is also a structural consultant in the Design Studio subject. He is especially interested in sustainable architecture and singular structures. Among the latter, it is worth highlighting his participation in the design and calculation of singular buildings in Spain and Colombia.
Miraj Ahmed
Unit/Programme: Diploma 1
Position: Member, , AA Teaching Committee School Unit Master, Diploma 1, AA Undergraduate School Course Master, Media Studies, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: I am an Artist and Architect. Graduating with DipArch (with distinction) in Architecture from Canterbury College of Art, I have worked within a range of award winning practices such as Pierre d'Avoine Architects and Stanton Williams on projects that have been published at home and abroad. Projects have ranged from domestic / residential to commercial, cultural and arts buildings at various stages of development. Many projects within practice have been research based, through competitions and feasibility studies as well as collaborations with artists on public art projects. In parallel to architectural practice, I have pursued a parallel practice as an artist. My interests deal with perceptual themes such as light, the every day and spatial scale – from the domestic to the cosmic. Painting forms the main focus of fine art practice with further site specific sculpture and installation work. I have exhibited at home and abroad in galleries such as Wimbledon and Camberwell Space, Fabbrica Europa, Florence, Dilston Grove, Arte Laguna in Arsenale, Venice (2016) and more recently Koppel Projects Hive, London (2017). I was recent exhibitor at the John Moores Painting Prize (2018) at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. The fluidity of practice between art and architecture has another branch in teaching. I have taught in both art and architecture in a number of institutions ; at the AA since 2000, as an Associate Lecturer at Camberwell College of Art (since 2008) and as Design Fellow at Cambridge University (2006-14).
Lucia Nuria Alvarez Lombardero
Unit/Programme: Intermediate 8
Position: Member of the Undergraduate Management Committee, AA Undergraduate School Unit Master, Intermediate 8, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Nuria Álvarez Lombardero (Architect,MA,MPhil hons,PhD) studied Architecture and Urbanism at ESTA Madrid, the Polytechnic University of Madrid, and the Architectural Association. After working for Machado & Silvetti Associates in Boston, she co-founded the London-Seville based office Canales-Lombardero.Besides teaching design at the Architectural Association, she has taught design at the University of Cambridge, TEC Monterrey and University of Seville, and theory at the Bartlett UCL. She has conducted research at Harvard University, University of Cambridge and the Architectural Association, funded by the Spanish Government Talentia Grant. After finishing her PhD on the dissolution of boundaries traced by modern urban planning, she has published different articles in international magazines various books, such as the two award-winning books Politic of Fabrication: an on-going debate (ViBok, 2016) and Arquitectas: Redefining the Practice (Recolectores Urbanos, 2016), being the latter awarded in the last XIII Spanish Bienal of Urbanism and Architecture. She has also collaborated in both Neutra and La Ciudad Viva magazines.
Sebastian Andia
Unit/Programme: Media Studies
Position: Course Tutor, Media Studies
Bio: Sebastian Andia founded the London based company OF.STUDIO in 2016 operating between the interface of architecture and design. He is also an Associate at Zaha Hadid Architects since 2012 where has worked on a wide range of projects and competitions in Asia, North Africa, and the Middle East. Sebastian Andia is currently a project architect on a major mixed-use 250-meter tower in China. He previously worked as Lead Designer for Asymptote Architecture in New York City. Sebastian Andia received a MArch post-professional degree from the AA School Design Research Lab (AADRL) in London. He studied at the Universidad de Mendoza in Argentina where he received his architectural degree with honours. During his studies, he attended exchange study programs both at the Universidad Anahuac in Mexico City Virginia Tech in Washington D.C., USA. Within his academic background he has taught at several schools including the AA School with Diploma 17 and Intermedia 16 and at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London. He is currently teaching Media Studies at the AA School.
Argyris Angeli
Unit/Programme: First Year
Position: Studio Tutor, First Year, AA Undergraduate School Course Consultant, AAIS, AA Graduate School
Bio: Argyris’ body of work intertwines architecture, fine art, spatial design, performance, and education. It researches grey zones between the being and image of things, as they morph within transitional states. He is a co-founder and co-director of Gesamtatelier, an interdisciplinary platform by and for practitioners from several creative fields. He presented works in exhibitions, festivals, conferences, and competitions, across Europe and USA, at institutions such as the Museumquartier, Déda, Watermans Art Centre, Architectural Association, 4th Biennial of Interior Design in Krakow, Romantso, Center on Halsted, among others. He has been a member of the art collaborative Collective Cleaners contributing to projects for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and the Jane Adams Hull-House Museum. Architecture and design are a significant part of his professional practice which spans from exhibition design for the Field Museum Chicago, to freelance work as an interior architect and graphic designer. As an educator, Argyris has worked for the Interior Architecture & Design and Fine Art courses at the University of Suffolk, the Continuing Studies department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Design & Make workshops at the Hive, London. He is currently teaching at the Architectural Association School of Architecture and the Buckinghamshire New University. Having received a student grant by the Greek State Scholarship Foundation, he graduated with honours from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), School of Architecture, receiving a Bachelor and a Master of Science in Architecture. He further earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). He completed his studies at the AA Interprofessional Studio, Master of Fine Arts in Spatial Performance and Design with a bursary award and graduating with distinction.
Pierandrea Angius
Unit/Programme: DRL
Position: Course Tutor, DRL, AA Graduate School
Bio: Pierandrea Angius is an Architect and an Educator, specialised in the application of procedural and form-finding techniques at all stages of the design process with an established expertise in the design development of complex and large scale buildings. He holds a PhD in Building Technology and he received his MArch in Architecture and Urbanism from the AA School. He is an Associate at Zaha Hadid Architects and since 2009 has taught at the London Design Studio of the University of Pennsylvania, the Design Research Laboratory at the Architectural Association of London and Politecnico of Milan.
Merve Anil
Unit/Programme: Diploma 3
Position: Unit Master, Diploma 3, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Merve Anil is a qualified architect and has worked at numerous practices based in London, Rotterdam and Istanbul across a range of scales and methodologies, including as a researcher whilst at OMA. Merve graduated from the AA in 2014 and currently works for London-based practice AHMM.
Francesco Anselmo
Unit/Programme: Technical Studies
Position: Course Lecturer - Diploma TS4, Technical Studies, AA Undergraduate School Course Lecturer - Diploma TS5, Technical Studies, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Francesco’s extensive experience is backed by a PhD in Environmental Physics, with a strong emphasis on sustainability, daylighting analysis and lighting design. Francesco is an expert user of lighting simulation and visualisation systems and actively develops computer tools for lighting design, building simulation, interaction design and building information modelling. Since joining Arup, he has been involved in architectural lighting design and daylighting design for a broad range of national and international projects. His strong technical background, programming skills and interest for integration between the human experience of light and the user interface of lighting installations have stimulated a personal research that has led him to the exploration of physical computing, the design of media façades and interactive visual artworks and the application of circadian strategies to lighting design. Francesco’s passion for lighting drives him to explore how light and user interaction can positively influence people’s experience of architecture.
Aristide Antonas
Unit/Programme: Intermediate 14
Position: Unit Master, Intermediate 14, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Aristide Antonas’ work spans philosophy, art, literature and architecture. He published novels, short stories, theatre scripts and essays. His art and architecture work has been featured among other places in documenta 14, Kassel and Athens, Istanbul biennial, Venice biennale, Sao Paulo biennale, Display Prague, the New Museum in New York and had solo institutional presentations in Basel’s Swiss Architecture Museum, in Austria’s Vorarlberger Architektur Institut and in the French FRAC, Orleans. He worked as a Professor Theory and Architecture and directed the Master’s Program at the University of Thessaly, Greece.

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