Spyros Efthymiou
Unit/Programme:Projective Cities
Position:Consultant, Projective Cities, AA Graduate School
Bio: Spyros Efthymiou is an architectural engineer, researcher and educator. Currently he is working as a computational designer at the Parametric Applied Research team at AKT II in London.In parallel, he explores and teaches computational design research methodologies in the UK and abroad.He holds a degree in Architectural Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens [N.T.U.A] and a Master of Science at the Emergent Technologies and design proramme from the Architectural Association school of architecture.
Shin Egashira
Unit/Programme:Diploma 11
Position:Unit Master, Diploma 11, AA Undergraduate School Course Tutor - Year 1, Media Studies, AA Undergraduate School Course Lecturer, Koshirakura/Tokyo, AA Visiting School
Bio: worked in Tokyo, Beijing and New York before coming to London. Artworks and installations include English House at the Camden Arts Centre, Impossible Vehicle at the Spiral Garden, Tokyo, and Slow Box/Afterimage, How To Walk An Elephant, Beyond Entropy. He has taught at the AA since 1990 and is currently Unit Master of Diploma Unit 11. He has been conducting a series of building workshops in rural communities across the world including Japan, China and Portugal while actively involving with urban research workshops in Shanghai and Tokyo.
Elad Eisenstein
Unit/Programme:Housing and Urbanism
Mostafa El Sayed
Position:Studio Tutor, DRL, AA Graduate School
Bio: Prior to co-founding Automata with Suryansh, Mostafa worked at Zaha Hadid Architects and taught at the Design Research Lab postgraduate program at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London where he focused on combining design and technology in the field of fabrication and architecture. Mostafa has engaged with varied audiences from automotive design to 3d printing companies prior to finding a shared interest in simplifying robotics and their applications.
Azhar Ellahi
Unit/Programme:Professional Practice Part 2
Position:Course Lecturer, Professional Practice Part 2, AA Director's Office School
Bio: Azhar is an RIBA Chartered Architect, a practitioner using the power of research. trained at The Bartlett School of the Built Environment, UCL. He has expertise in environmentally sensitive and energy efficient design and expertise in integrating sustainable strategies. also uniquely combine a spectrum of expertise from investment strategies, property development to design and delivery of buildings. Azhar specialises in unlocking development potential, and believes in the transformational change that regeneration and integrated design thinking offer urbanism at all scales. EXPERIENCE Azhar has practiced internationally for over 25 years, with extensive experience in the UK, Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa. He has international senior design and management experience covering a significant number of large scale mixed use architectural projects including transport infrastructure and master planning projects, individual buildings, technology, and design. SKILLS Architecture, Urban Design & Masterplanning, Regeneration.
Lena Emanuelsen
Unit/Programme:Technical Studies
Position:Course Tutor, Technical Studies, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Norwegian architect who gained her diploma from the AA. She teaches undergraduate at Kingston University and has co-founded Becoming X, a design and research practice that work between the UK and Norway.
Anthony Engi Meacock
Unit/Programme:Intermediate 7
Position:Unit Master, Intermediate 7, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Anthony is a founding partners of the Architecture and Art practice Assemble. Their work is engaged with the problem of enabling people to have an active relationship with their built environment, and has involved working at a range of scales from Liverpool to Hong Kong. Within Assemble Anthony is currently working on the creation of a new community garden and artists residency space in Liverpool, an ongoing research project with the Shorefast Foundation on Fogo Island exploring sustainable island economies, and the fit out of a new textile foundation in Hong Kong. Anthony has previously taught design studios at the London School of Architecture, the University of Westminster, and the Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design, Geneva. He has lectured and taught internationally at venues from Yale University and the University of Michigan to the Whitechapel Gallery and the RCA
Elif Erdine
Unit/Programme:Emergent Technologies
Position:Studio Master, Emergent Technologies, AA Graduate School Programme Head, Istanbul , AA Visiting School Programme Head, DLAB, AA Visiting School
Bio: Elif Erdine is an architect and researcher. Currently, she teaches at the Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture, Emergent Technologies and Design Graduate Programme. She is the Programme Director of AA DLAB Visiting School and AA Istanbul Visiting School. She has worked for Zaha Hadid Architects during 2006 - 2010. She received her B.Arch. degree from Istanbul Technical University in 2003 (High Honors), and M.Arch. degree from the AA Design Research Lab (AA DRL) in 2006 (Project Distinction). Her projects have been printed widely in international and national architecture publications. Her research interests include the role of the individual building within complex urban systems, and the exploration of various flows in the urban environment as design drivers, and biomimicry. She has presented her research in eCAADe 2013, eCAADe 2014, eCAADe 2015, ACADIA 2015, among others. Her recently completed PhD thesis (‘Generative Processes in Tower Design: Algorithms for the Integration of Tower Subsystems’, AA / 2009-15) has focused on the integration of tower subsystems through generative design methodologies informed by biomimetic analogies.
Pol Esteve Castello
Unit/Programme:First Year
Position:Studio Master, First Year, AA Undergraduate School Course Director, AA Visiting School Brussels
Bio: Pol Esteve is an architect based in London and Barcelona. He obtained his diploma at ETSA Barcelona and an MA in History and Critical Thinking at the AA. He is cofounder of the architecture studio GOIGOIGOIG. Previously, he had collaborated with François Roche, Olga Subirós and Enric Ruiz-Geli. He is a PhD candidate in the Bartlett.
Helen Louise Evans
Position:Part 1 - Course Lecturer, , AA Professional Practice School
Bio: Helen is a practising architect with wide-ranging experience in residential and urban design. An alumnus of the AA Diploma School, the University of Bath and the Università di Ferrara in Italy - she is also a Certified Passivhaus Designer and is a strong advocate of research in practice. Helen was a partner at Cullinan Studio for six years where, among other projects, she gained expertise in technically complex conversions on sensitive historic sites in central London as both Project Architect and Contract Administrator. Helen joined the AA Part 3 examiner group in 2018. Her academic interests include low energy design, research-led community engagement, and architectural agency.

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