Fabrizio Gallanti
Unit/Programme:History and Critical Thinking
Position:Course Lecturer, History and Critical Thinking, AA Graduate School PhD PhD External Supervisor, PhD, AA Graduate School
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 taught in Chile, Italy, UK and the USA. Between 2007 and 2011 he was the architecture editor at Abitare magazine and chief editor of the Abitare web-site. Between 2011 and 2014 he was the Associate Director Programs at the Canadian Centre of Architecture in Montréal, Canada. In 2014 he was the first senior Mellon fellow at the School of Architecture of Princeton University. He is the founding member of the research practice FIG Projects (www.fig-projects.com).
Efrén García Grinda
Unit/Programme:Diploma 5
Position:Unit Master, Diploma 5, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Efrén García Grinda & Cristina Díaz Moreno 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.
Octavian Mihai Gheorghiu
Unit/Programme:DRL
Position:Software Tutor, DRL, AA Graduate School
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 visiting lecturer at The Bartlett UCL and a software tutor at the AA DRL.
Giulio Gianni
Unit/Programme:Technical Studies
Position:Course Lecturer, First Year TS1, Technical Studies, AA Undergraduate School
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, sculptural staircases and complex roof structures and canopies.
Maria Sheherazade Giudici
Unit/Programme:Diploma 14
Position:Course Lecturer, PhD, AA Graduate School PhD Supervisor, PhD, AA Graduate School Unit Master, Diploma 14, AA Undergraduate School
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 Dogma Brussels.
Marko Gligorov
Unit/Programme:Media Studies
Position:Lab Consultant, Media Studies, AA Undergraduate School
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.
Francisco Gonzalez de Canales
Unit/Programme:Intermediate 8
Position:Unit Master, Intermediate 8, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Francisco González de Canales studied architecture at ETSA Seville, ETSA Barcelona and Harvard University, and worked for Foster + Partners and Rafael Moneo. He is co-director of Canales & Lombardero and has lectured in England, Chile, Mexico, Spain and the US. Among his recent publications are First Works (2009), Experiments with Life Itself (2012), Rafael Moneo: A Theoretical Reflection through the Professional Practice (2013) and Rafael Moneo: Building, Teaching and Writing (2015).
Raluca Grada Emandi
Unit/Programme:Media Studies
Position:Course Tutor, Media Studies, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Working as an independent designer and creative consultant in the field of performance art, Raluca Grada-Emandi graduated from the AA Interprofessional Studio and the Royal College of Art, with a previous degree in social psychology. Raluca’s work focuses on bridging materiality with its absence, manipulating distortions across both physical and virtual realities. It has been exhibited in the V&A, Sir John Soane Museum, National Theatre of Iceland and featured in Vogue, Designboom, Arts Thread, i-D magazine.
Friedrich Gräfling
Unit/Programme:Professional Practice
Position:Course Lecturer in the Director`s Office - PPP2
Bio: Friedrich Gräfling acts at the interface of architecture, art and culture. Completed architectural projects include classical residential buildings as well as the implementation of award-winning projects such as „Schloss Wiesen“, „Fachwerkhaus Krombach“ and „Aubin Gallery“. Through the collaboration with leading, international artists, he already organized numerous institutional as well as commercial exhibitions. His own projects have been shown at Interieur Kortijk, Belgium, at the Geidai, Tokyo University of the Arts, the Royal Academy of Arts, London as well as the London Festival of Architecture 2103 amongst others. The same year he finished his architectural studies at the Architectural Association in London with Honours and has been nominated for the 2013 RIBA Silver President`s Medal.
Evan Green
Unit/Programme:Technical Studies
Position:Course Lecturer - Diploma TS4, Technical Studies, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Evan Green is an Associate and Acoustician at Kahle Acoustics in Brussels. He specialises in acoustics design for performing arts venues and holds Masters degrees in Acoustics from the University of Southampton and Physics from the University of Bath.

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