Maxwell Peter Babbé
Bio: Founder and Director of RIBA Award winning architectural practice SOUP, London and Guernsey.
Andrea Bagnato
Unit/Programme:History and Theory
Bio: Andrea Bagnato is an architect, researcher and book editor. He studied at TU Delft and Goldsmiths, and has worked as publications manager for the first Chicago Architecture Biennial and as project manager for Tomás Saraceno. He has edited the book "SQM: The Quantified Home" (with Space Caviar; Lars Müller, 2014) and is currently finishing "A Moving Border: Alpine Cartographies of Climate Change" (with Marco Ferrari and Elisa Pasqual; Columbia/ZKM, 2019). He runs “Terra Infecta,” a long-term rese
Nick Baker
Unit/Programme:Sustainable Environmental Design
Bio: Nick Baker originally studied physics and after a brief period in medical physics, has spent most of his professional life working in architecture and building. His interests have included, energy modelling, daylight design, natural ventilation and thermal comfort, as well as the broader field of sustainable design. He has written and contributed to several books on these topics, including a book on Sustainable Refurbishment partly based on material from a recent EU funded demonstration project
Lawrence Barth
Unit/Programme:Housing and Urbanism
Position:Programme Co-Director, Housing and Urbanism, AA Graduate School Studio Master, Housing and Urbanism, AA Graduate School
A Shumon Basar
Bio: Shumon Basar is a writer, thinker and cultural critic. He is co-author of The Age of Earthquakes: A Guide to the Extreme Present with Douglas Coupland and Hans Ulrich Obrist (Penguin/Blue Rider, 2015). His edited books include Translated By, The World of Madeon Vriesendorp, With/Without, Cities from Zero, Did Someone Say Participate? and Hans Ulrich Obrist Interviews Volume 2. He is Commissioner of the Global Art Forum in Dubai, Editor-at-large of Tank magazine and Contributing Editor at Bidoun
Simon Beames
Unit/Programme:Environmental & Technical Studies
Position:Course Lecturer - Diploma TS4 - Term 1, Environmental & Technical Studies, AA Undergraduate School Course Tutor - Intermediate TS3 - Terms 1 & 2, Environmental & Technical Studies, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Together with the design and testing of an on going technical agenda, I have been involved at the inception of major projects across the world which tend , more often than not, to seek a certain complex reworking of significant existing buildings. including Chek Lap Kok airport Hong Kong, the Reichstag Berlin, The American Air Museum, Duxford; Battersea Power Station and the tea clipper Cutty Sark in Greenwich. Major recent and on going project work includes the conservation of Crossness Pum
Bozar Ben-Zeev
Unit/Programme:Intermediate 9
Timothy Benton
Unit/Programme:History and Critical Thinking
Position:Course Tutor, History and Critical Thinking, AA Graduate School
Bio: Tim Benton is Professor of Art History (Emeritus) at the Open University, England and has served as Visiting Professor in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University, New York (2007) and at the Bard Graduate Center (2003). He was the Clark Visiting Professor at Williams College in the Spring, 2009 and has also taught at the EPFL, Lausanne and at the Architectural Association, London. He is a noted scholar of the works of Le Corbusier but has also worked on Italian architecture, Eileen Gray and Art Deco design.
Yoni Bentovim
Position:Consultant - Film-making in Term 2, Foundation, AA Undergraduate School Course Tutor - Intermediate, Communication & Media Studies, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Yoni Bentovim is a film director based in London. His films, spanning documentary and fiction, have been programmed worldwide at festivals and for television broadcast, including Channel 4, France 3, SBS, RTP, The Guardian online, Victoria and Albert Museum, Barbican, Visionary Art Museum and have received multiple awards.
Doreen Bernath
Bio: Doreen Bernath is an architect and a theorist across disciplines of design, technology, philosophy, visual art, media and cultures. Trained at Cambridge and the AA, she won an RIBA scholarship and was a finalist in 2011 for the RIBA President’s Award for Outstanding Thesis (Phd). She is a co-editor of RIBA’s The Journal of architecture, AA PhD Programme supervisor, AA Diploma School HTS tutor, director of AAVS Budapest, co-founder of DEZACT and SpaceMedia Int.

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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.