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Elizabeth Adams
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 bac
Xavier Aguilo Aran
Unit/Programme:Environmental & Technical Studies
Position:Course Tutor - Diploma TS5, Environmental & Technical Studies, AA Undergraduate School Course Lecturer - Diploma TS4, Environmental & 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. In 2018 he opened London office since nowadays. He currently teaches Structures in the School of Architecture in the European University of Madrid. He currently teaches Structures and technology in Architecture in the AA Architectural association. He is especially interested in sustainable architecture and singular buildings. Among the latter, it is worth highlighting his participation in the design and calculation of singular buildings in Spain and other countries.
Miraj Ahmed
Unit/Programme:Communication & Media Studies
Position:Course Tutor - Year 1, Media Studies, AA Undergraduate School Unit Master, Diploma 1, AA Undergraduate School Course Tutor - Intermediate , 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
Lucia Nuria Alvarez Lombardero
Unit/Programme:Experimental Unit 8
Position:Unit Master, Experimental Unit 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. Her work on women´s studies in architecture and urban typologies has been published in different international magazines (RA, DeArch, Journal of Architecture, Estoa, Revista 180) as her award-winning book Arquitectas: Redefining the Practice (RU,2015).She co-directs the initiative Politics of Fabrication whose work has been published in the book Politics and digital fabrication: an ongoing debate(Book-a, 2017).
Sebastian Andia
Unit/Programme:Communication & Media Studies
Position:Course Tutor - Year 1, Communication & Media Studies, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Sebastian holds a March II from the AADRL. He studied at Universidad de Mendoza in Argentina where he received his degree as an Architect with honours. During his studies, he participated in exchanges with Universidad Anahuac in Mexico City and Washington DC at WACC (Virginia Tech), USA. He has taught at several schools including AA School with Diploma 17 and Intermedia 16 and at the Bartlett. He is currently teaching Media Studies at the AA School. He is also an Associate at Zaha Hadid Archi
Argyris Angeli
Position:Course Tutor, AAIS, AA Graduate School
Bio: Argyris’ body of work intertwines architecture, fine art, performance, and education. It researches the plasticity of human identities, perceptions and interactions as they morph within thresholds of transitional states. He is a co-founder and co-director of GesamtAtelier, a company which combines several creative fields and professionals for the conception and realisation of interdisciplinary projects. 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, Larnaca Biennalle, 4th Biennial of Interior Design in Krakow, Romantso, Center on Halsted, among others. He has been a member of the art collaborative Collective Cleaners with projects for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and the Jane Adams Hull-House Museum. As a designer his practice spans from exhibition design for the Field Museum Chicago, to freelance work as an interior architect and graphic designer. As an academic, Argyris is a Studio Tutor at the Architectural Association Interprofessional Studio. He is currently part of the team of the School of Art, Design and Performance at the Buckinghamshire New University, as the Course Leader of the BA(Hons) Interior and Spatial Design programme and a tutor of Fine Arts at the Diploma in Foundation Studies programme. He has previously taught for the First Year of the AA School of Architecture, the Interior Architecture & Design and Fine Art courses at the University of Suffolk and the Continuing Studies department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He graduated with honours from the National Technical University of Athens, acquiring a Bachelor and MSc in Architecture Engineering, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a BFA in studio. He earned an MFA in Spatial Performance and Design from the AA Interprofessional Studio, with a bursary award and distinction.
Pierandrea Angius
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,
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:Environmental & Technical Studies
Position:Course Lecturer - Diploma TS4, Environmental & Technical Studies, AA Undergraduate School Course Lecturer - Diploma TS5, Environmental & Technical Studies, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Francesco Anselmo has studied architectural engineering and lighting design in Italy and Sweden. His extensive experience is backed by a PhD in Environmental Physics and 15 years of working with Arup as lighting and interaction designer. His passion for lighting drives him to explore how light and interaction can positively influence people’s experience of architecture.
Ana Araujo
Unit/Programme:Intermediate 2
Position:Unit Master, Intermediate 2, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Dr Ana Araujo is an architect, teacher and researcher. She graduated and practiced in Brazil prior to completing a PhD by Architectural Design at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, in 2009. As a practicing architect, Ana has specialised mainly on residential projects. As a researcher, she was the curator and designer of the exhibition ‘Lina & Gio: the last humanists’, held at the AA in 2012, exploring the relationship of the work of Italian architect Gio Ponti and Italo-Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi. She has lectured and published internationally, including The Journal of Architecture and a recent book entitled Poetic Biopolitics: Practices of Relation in Architecture and the Arts (ed. Peg Rawes/IBTauris) . Ana has taught in various architecture schools in Brazil and the UK before starting to work as a unit master at the AA in 2010. Her main interests are on the crossovers between art, architecture, design and gender studies. Ana is currently working on a book on American designer Florence Knoll.

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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 Diploma), 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.