Kate Davies
Unit/Programme:Media Studies
Position:Programme Head, Media Studies, Unknown Fields, AA Visiting School
Bio: KATE DAVIES is an artist and architect. She is co-founder of nomadic design studio Unknown Fields, art practice LiquidFactory and field robotics group RAVEN. She undertakes site-specific and expedition-based work, operating through films, objects and installations. Kate was unit master of Diploma 6 [Unknown Fields] for eight years, as well as teaching MArch [unit 23] at the Bartlett, UCL. She is now Head of Media Studies and Director of the Unknown Fields Research Studio at the AA. She holds a BSc, Diploma and Masters in architecture from the Bartlett, UCL.
Chris Davies
Unit/Programme:Technical Studies
Position:Course Lecturer - Diploma TS4, Technical Studies, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Chris Davies is structural engineer with a professional background in multi-disciplinary engineering with a degree from the University of Leeds in Architectural Engineering that included a year placement at the Pennsylvania State University. Chris has over ten years’ experience working at both a large and small structural engineering practices. During this period, he has collaborated with notable architects across multiple sectors. Currently he is providing engineering and project management services to the Spencer Group, a civil engineering design and build contractor.
Laura de Azcarate
Unit/Programme:Technical Studies
Position:Course Tutor - Diploma TS5, Technical Studies, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: "Laura de Azcárate is an Acoustic Designer and Architect within the Acoustics team in BDP’s Environmental Design Studio in London. She finished her Master's degree of Architecture at San Pablo CEU University and a Bachelor of Music in Madrid. She also holds an MSc in Environmental and Architectural Acoustics from London South Bank University. As an Architect and Music teacher specialised in Acoustics she pursues an international Design career trying to merge Architecture, Acoustics, Sustainability and Research in Design"
Monia De Marchi
Unit/Programme:First Year
Position:Chair of UMC, AA Undergraduate School Member of the SMT, AA Undergraduate School Member of the AB, AA Undergraduate School Programme Head, First Year, First Year, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Monia De Marchi is an architect graduated from the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia and holds an MArch from the AA DRL. She has worked on projects in Egypt and Vietnam and has collaborated in the fields of fashion and graphic designers. She has taught at the AA since 2005, first within the Intermediate and Diploma Schools and has since 2011 served as head of the First Year.
Francesca Romana Dell'Aglio
Unit/Programme:History and Theory
Position:Course Teaching Assistant - 2nd Year, History and Theory, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Francesca Romana Dell'Aglio is an architect and writer. She studied at University IUAV of Venice and recently completed her MA in History and Critical Thinking at the Architectural Association. She collaborated in different projects for the last three Venice Architecture Biennale, and since 2011 she is editor of the Venice-based journal "Engramma".
Apostolos Despotidis
Position:Course Tutor, DRL, AA Graduate School
Bio: Apostolos Despotidis is an architect and educator. He holds an M.Arch degree from the DRL in the Architectural Association and an Architect/Engineer degree from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Since 2012, he is working as an Associate at Foster and Partners where he is involved in projects of various scales from urban planning to installation design. In parallel he is a course tutor in DRL in the Architectural Association and running various workshops in the UK ( AADRL, AA Unit 3, RCA) and France (ESA). He has also lectured and been invited as a juror at the Architectural Association and at the Bartlett. He is a registered architect in Greece since 2010.
Cristina Díaz Moreno
Unit/Programme:Diploma 5
Position:Unit Master, Diploma 5, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Cristina Díaz Moreno & Efrén Gª Grinda are both architects and founders of the Madrid-based office amid.cero9 (cero9.com). They are Visiting Professors at SOA Princeton, Visiting Professors in the GSD Harvard, Staedelschule Frankfurt and they were also visiting Professors in the IKA Vienna and the AAP Cornell. They have taught at both ETSAM and ESA in Madrid during more than 10 years and they have been lecturers throughout Europe, Asia and the US. Their projects and writings from the past 15 years are documented in Third Natures, a Micropedia (AA Publications, 2014) and more recently in a monographic El Croquis (no 184). They recently completed the Institución Libre de Enseñanza headquarters in Madrid.
Tina Marie Dicarlo
Unit/Programme:History and Critical Thinking
Position:Course Consultant, History and Critical Thinking, AA Graduate School
Bio: Tina di Carlo, a former curator of architecture and design at the Museum of Modern Art, New York and most recently Manager of Lectures, Exhibitions and co-Curricular activities at the Princeton University School of Architecture, is a Harvard and Courtauld graduate in architecture and art history. She specialises in modern and contemporary architecture and art. She has recently completed her doctoral dissertation on the 1988 Deconstructivist Architecture exhibition at MoMA. A course consultant at the Architectural Association, London, she writes and speaks internationally and is the recipient of a Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts grant.
Simon Lee Dickens
Unit/Programme:Technical Studies
Position:Course Tutor - Intermediate TS3, Technical Studies, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Simon Dickens is an architect with over 20 years of international experience, working for companies such as Grimshaw Architects, Gensler and co-founding Youmeheshe. He has a varied portfolio demonstrating sustainable design responses for master planning, education, cultural museums, public, commercial and residential projects. Simon has worked on a number of high profile projects including Bath Spa, The Rolls-Royce Manufacturing Plant and Headquarters, Lords Grandstand and the Britannia Airport proposal in the Thames Estuary. Simon leads Unit 10 within The Bartlett School of Architecture's MArch Architecture course, together with Professor CJ Lim.
Ryan Thomas Dillon
Unit/Programme:Intermediate 5
Position:Member, , AA Academic Committees School Course Master, DRL, AA Graduate School Programme Co-ordinator, DRL, AA Graduate School Course Lecturer - 3rd Year, History and Theory, AA Undergraduate School Unit Master, Intermediate 5, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Ryan Dillon studied architecture at Syracuse University and holds an MA from the AA's Histories and Theories programme. He has been Unit Master of Intermediate 5 since 2013 and currently teaches in the AA's undergraduate History & Theory programme and the AA DRL, where he serves as Programme Coordinator. He has also taught at the University of Brighton. He has previously worked at Moshe Safdie Architects on projects such as the Khalsa Heritage Complex and the Peabody Essex Museum.

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