Georgios Eftaxiopoulos
Unit/Programme:History and Theory
Shin Egashira
Unit/Programme:Diploma 11
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 urba
Mostafa El Sayed
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
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 chang
Lena Emanuelsen
Unit/Programme:Environmental & Technical Studies
Position:Course Lecturer - Diploma TS4, Environmental & Technical Studies, AA Undergraduate School Course Tutor - 1st Year, Environmental & 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:Experimental Unit 7
Position:Unit Master, Experimental Unit 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 isla
Elif Erdine
Unit/Programme:Emergent Technologies
Position:Programme Director, Emergent Technologies, AA Graduate 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
Pol Esteve Castello
Unit/Programme:First Year
Position:Studio Master, First Year, AA Undergraduate School
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:Course Lecturer, , AA Professional Practice School
Bio: Helen Evans is an Architect and Passivhaus Designer with experience across residential, workplace, education and urban design projects - ranging from small-scale domestic refurbishments to large urban renewal developments. Currently a Public Practice Associate, Helen is working to deliver affordable homes as a Development and Design Manager at the London Borough of Newham - where her field research is investigating how local authorities can deliver 'zero carbon living' for new social housing development. Before joining Public Practice, Helen was a partner at Cullinan Studio as Project Architect and Contract Administrator, leading cross-disciplinary collaboration and on-site delivery on London-based projects. Helen continues to engage with academic roles on a part time basis at various institutions - including design tutoring, and professional studies examining and teaching roles.

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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.