Maxwell Peter Babbé
Unit/Programme:Professional Practice Part 2
Position:Course Lecturer, , AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Founder and Director of RIBA Award winning architectural practice SOUP, London and Guernsey.
Andrea Bagnato
Unit/Programme:History and Theory
Position:Diploma Course Tutor, History and Theory Studies, AA Undergraduate School
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 research project about architecture and epidemiology, which has been supported by The New Institute and the Graham Foundation.
Nick Baker
Unit/Programme:Sustainable Environmental Design
Position:Course Tutor, , AA Graduate School
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, where he served on the expert panel. More recently he has become interested in the way occupants interact with buildings and their surroundings, and in particular, the way their behaviour influences energy use. For much of his career he was a lecturer at Cambridge University Department of Architecture. He is now retired but is still involved as a visiting lecturer and external examiner at several universities.
Frederique Barchelard
Unit/Programme:Media Studies
Position:Course Consultant - Year 1, Media Studies, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Frédérique Barchelard is an architect and painter. Her work aims to picture the contemporary strangeness of everyday beauty through architecture projects, sculptures, and large format paintings.
Barbara Constanza Barreda Larrea
Unit/Programme:Ring of Fire
Position:Course Lecturer, Ring of Fire, AA Visiting School
Bio: Barbara Barreda is a Chilean Architect and holds a Master in Architecture - Emergent Technologies and Design (EmTech) - from the Architectural Association School. Barbara is Co-Founder and Partner at BASE studio, an architectural systems design research platform with a systemic-thinking approach towards architecture. BASE´s work has been exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale, MoMA Museum of Modern Art, Salone del Mobile.Milano, among others. In 2017, Bárbara and BASE studio were finalists at YAP_Constructo from MoMA ́s Young Architects Program. Barbara has been a professor at Diego Portales and UDD Universities, teaching architectural design courses focused on experimental and generative design. Also, she has been part of the Board of Directors at Ciudad Emergente - a tactical urbanism laboratory - and collaborated with architecture practices in Santiago and London, in South America, USA, Europe and Asia.
Lawrence Barth
Unit/Programme:Housing and Urbanism
Position:Studio Master, Housing and Urbanism, AA Graduate School
Bio: LAWRENCE BARTH Studied urbanism in California, Germany, and Canada. Lectures in the Housing and Urbanism Programme at the Architectural Association Graduate School. Consultant urbanist to cities, architects, and landscape architects on large urban projects. Advisor to the Board of INTA, the International Urban Development Association, a member of the International Advisory Council for the Fundación Metropoli in Madrid, and serves on the International Advisory Panel of the Vysokovsky Graduate School of Urbanism at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow. Additional teaching experience Before coming to the AA in 1999, lectured in the Department of Sociology, University of Essex, developing courses in political sociology and urban studies, and also lectured in the political sociology of cities at Birkbeck College, University of London. Research and Publications Research has focused on the intersection of urbanism and political reason, with particular emphasis on the genealogy of 20th Century planning and urbanism. Themes within this research have also included the analysis and reorientation of contemporary critical thought toward the urban domain, as well as the reconsideration of classic social and political writings in light of urban issues. He has published on the writings of J.-F. Lyotard, M. de Certeau, and M. Foucault. Recent publications focus on the relation between design, strategy, and urban decision making, with an emphasis upon the role of typological reasoning in urbanism. His current research interests have turned toward new approaches to housing design, neighbourhoods, and service delivery, and in particular upon the growing interest in a sharing economy. Consultancy He has worked as consultant urbanist for architectural offices on issues of urban planning, process, and strategy. He recently completed plans for the strategic intensification of Singapore Science Parks I&II, together with S333 Architecture and Urbanism, and continues consulting on other projects in Europe and Asia.
A Shumon Basar
Position:Director of Format, Summer Public Program Contributor to Public Programming
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 magazine, Director of the Format program at the AA School, and a member of Fondazione Prada’s “Thought Council.”
Simon Beames
Unit/Programme:Technical Studies
Position:Course Lecturer - Diploma TS4, Technical Studies, AA Undergraduate School Course Tutor - Intermediate TS3, 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 Pumping Station, Abbey Wood, A Grade 1 listed Bazalgette designed works and the the Royal Academy Link Project from Piccadilly to Burlington Gardens.
Bozar Ben-Zeev
Unit/Programme:Diploma 8
Position:Unit Master, Diploma 8, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Bozar Ben Zeev works at OMA in Rotterdam and is a Diploma tutor at the Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture in London. His projects and writing have been published internationally. Bozar holds an ARB/RIBA Part II Diploma from the Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture, and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture (Hons) from the TU Delft.
Timothy Benton
Unit/Programme:History and Critical Thinking
Position:Course Lecturer, 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 kn the 1930s and on Art Deco. He was elected to the conseil d’aministration of the Fondation Le Corbusier from 2008 to 2015. Professor Benton has acted as associate curator in several major exhibitions including Art and Power (Hayward Gallery,1995), Art Deco 1910-1939 (V&A, 2003), Modernism Designing a New World 1918-1939 (V&A, 2006) Modern Taste Art Deco in Paris 1910-1935 (Madrid, 2015) He has recently published The Rhetoric of Modernism; Le Corbusier as lecturer, (Basel, 2009) Lc Foto : Le Corbusier : Secret Photographer (Zürich, 2013). and a new edition of his book The Villas of Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret (Basel, 2007). More recently he has been working with the Association Cap Moderne on the restoration of the villa E-1027, Le Corbusieer's cabanon and the Étoile de mer and unités de camping at Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, publishing a book Le Corbusier peintre à Cap Martin (Paris 2015) which was awarded the Prix du Livre de la Méditérrannée.

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