Elizabeth Adams
Unit/Programme:
Position: Part 1 - Course Lecturer
Xavier Aguilo Aran
Unit/Programme: Technical Studies
Position: Course Lecturer - Diploma TS4, 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. 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, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Sebastian has high interest in different creative fields and has been growing an international background since his early days as a student. From music and painting, to design and architecture, he has been exposed to different forms of expression, enriching his creative working processes and methodologies. In 2001, Sebastian started his studies in Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Mendoza, Argentina. During his studies he was prized with different scholarships, namely in 2003, to study at the Universidad Anahuac in Mexico City. In 2006, he moved to Washington DC to develop his thesis at WACC (Virginia Tech), USA, where he got his degree as an architect with honours. In 2012, he was granted with MArch II from the AA School of Architecture DRL. Sebastian taught as a tutor of Diploma 17 and Intermedia 16 at the Architectural Association School of Architecture. Currently he is tutor at the Media Studies course at the AA School. Sebastian first working experiences were at his family offices Andia Arquitectos founded by his father and uncle. After other working experiences in the USA he moved to New York to work as Lead Designer at Asymptote Architecture. He was involved in a variety projects, from furniture and product design, interior design, and high rise building to master plan scales with highly acclaimed international status. Since 2012, he joined Zaha Hadid Architects where he has worked on a wide range of projects and competitions in China, North Africa, and the Middle East. In parallel to Architecture he has been developing his art and design work under Sebastian Andia Studio. He has been participating in numerous individual and collective exhibitions in different countries such as Argentina, USA and Japan. He has received different prizes, recognitions and mentions, and regularly gives presentations and lectures about his latest work.
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
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

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