Fabrizio Gallanti
Unit/Programme:History and Critical Thinking
Bio: Fabrizio Gallanti has wide-raging and international experience in architectural design, education, publication, and exhibitions. He holds a Ph.D. in architectural design from the Politecnico di Torino (Turin, Italy 2001) and an M. Arch. from the University of Genova (1995). In 1998 he was among the founding members of gruppo A12, a collective of architects dedicated to the hybridization of architectural design and visual arts (www.gruppoa12.org), with which he collaborated until 2004. He has tau
Cristina Gamboa Masdevall
Unit/Programme:Projective Cities
Andreia Garcia
Pedro Leonardo Garlaschi de Sousa
Unit/Programme:Communication & Media Studies
Bio: I’m Brazilian Creative Technologist based in London. Passionate about technology I’ve been exploring several different ways of approach interactive projects. From arduino boards to projection mapping I’ve been crossing several languages and medias to output my ideas. Send me a message if you have a cool project, collaboration or fancy a pint of beer.
Octavian Mihai Gheorghiu
Bio: Octavian graduated with a personal distinction from the AA DRL and now works as an architect and design systems analyst at Foster + Partners within the Specialist Modelling Group. He is a teaching fellow at The Bartlett UCL and a software tutor at the AA DRL.
Giulio Gianni
Unit/Programme:Emergent Technologies
Bio: Giulio is an Engineer and Architect. After having completed with first class honours an MEng in Civil Engineering at University College London, Giulio undertook an MSc in the AA’s Emergent Technologies and Design (EmTech) where he graduated with distinction. He is currently working as a structural engineering consultant and computational design specialist in the Geometrics group of Price & Myers Consulting Engineers in London focusing on bespoke geometries such as large-scale art installations,
Maarten Gielen
Unit/Programme:Diploma 18
Bio: Maarten Gielen is among the founding members of Rotor (Brussels). He have taught at TU Delft, Columbia University and curated the 2013 Oslo Architecture Triennale, Behind the Green Door. Rotor curated OMA/ Progress at the Barbican, London, as well as Usus/Usures, the Belgian pavilion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture (2010). In 2012, Rotor developed an online inventory of salvaged building materials around Brussels: Opalis.
Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg
Unit/Programme:Diploma 12
Position:Unit Master, Diploma 12, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Dr Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg is an artist exploring the human values that shape design, science, technology, and nature. Through artworks, writing, and curatorial projects, Daisy examines the human impulse to "better" the world. Daisy has spent over ten years researching synthetic biology and the design of living matter, pushing the boundaries of design and science with scientists, engineers, artists, designers, historians, social scientists, and museums around the world. Daisy is lead author of Synthetic Aesthetics: Investigating Synthetic Biology’s Designs on Nature (MIT Press, 2014), and in 2017 completed Better, her PhD by practice at London's Royal College of Art (RCA), interrogating how powerful dreams of “better” futures shape the things that get designed (supervised by Professors Sarah Teasley and Anthony Dunne). She read architecture at the University of Cambridge, was a visiting scholar at Harvard University, and received her MA in Design Interactions from the RCA. Daisy received the World Technology Award for design in 2011, and the London Design Medal for Emerging Talent in 2012. Her work has twice been nominated for Designs of the Year (2011, 2015), with Designing for the Sixth Extinction described as “romantic, dangerous… and everything else that inspires us to change and question the world”. Daisy exhibits internationally, including at MoMA New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, the National Museum of China, the Centre Pompidou, and her work is in museum and private collections. Talks include TEDGlobal, PopTech, Design Indaba, and the New Yorker Tech Fest. Daisy is a resident at Somerset House Studios, London. Her latest projects focus on ecology and technology, including a simulation of wilding the planet Mars, and resurrecting the smell of flowers made extinct by humans, in search of the sublime.
Maria Sheherazade Giudici
Bio: Maria Shéhérazade Giudici is the founder of the publishing and educational platform Black Square and the coordinator of the history and theory course at the School of Architecture of the Royal College of Art. She holds a PhD from TU Delft with a thesis on the construction of modern subjectivity through the project of public space. Before joining the AA, she taught at the Berlage Institute and BIArch Barcelona and worked on large-scale urban plans with offices BAU Bucharest, Donis Rotterdam and D
Marko Gligorov
Unit/Programme:Communication & Media Studies
Bio: Marko comes from Serbia and currently works with me at Zaha’s as an interior designer. His expertise is in developing workflows between AutoCAD, Rhino and Maya and understanding how to exploit the strengths of each for significant effects on our designs. He has some teaching experience already as a visiting tutor at the Belgrade Architecture University, focusing on the interplay of furniture and architecture, which could be something very interesting for the Media Lab students.

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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.