Winston Georg Richard Heinrich Hampel
Unit/Programme:Experimental Unit10
Position:Unit Master, Experimental Unit10, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Winston Hampel studied architecture and design in Hamburg, Paris and Stuttgart, where he received his Diploma, and graduated from the History & Critical Thinking programme at the AA. He has taught across AA First Year Studio, History & Theory and the DRL. He has worked for practices in Germany and France, and is now based between Munich and London.
Nicolas Hardie
Unit/Programme:Media Studies
Alan Harries
Unit/Programme:Environmental & Technical Studies
Position:Course Tutor - TS5, Environmental & Technical Studies, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Alan is a Director of Integration Consultancy Ltd which provides building services and environmental design engineering ( supporting architects such as Hawkins / Brown, Purcell and Peter Zumthor. He has fifteen-years’ experience spanning sustainable building and energy design, development, implementation and post-occupancy evaluation. Throughout his career he has worked on several of prestigious developments such as one of the first BREEAM “Excellent” buildings, The National Assembly of Wales with Rogers Stirk Harbour, and the first BREEAM “Outstanding” educational building the London School of Economics Student Centre as well as major international developments such as Central Market and the Zayed National Museum in Abu Dhabi with Foster and Partners. He also led the technical development of the Blind Light exhibition for artist Antony Gormley. He has studied the real-world energy performance of large commercial buildings and carried out numerous energy audits for clients such as the Crown Estate. He has a 1st Class Degree and PhD in engineering, is a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) and a member of the Energy Institute (MEI). He was the lead author of the Urban Wind Energy book and the journal paper: “London 2012 Velodrome – integrating advanced simulation into the design process”. The main industry body, CIBSE, now use examples of his project work to exemplify best practice building simulation in their latest industry guides. He has been involved with the AA, providing lectures and tutoring support, for over 10 years.
Andres Harris Aguirre
Unit/Programme:Media Studies
Jonathan Hawkshaw
Unit/Programme:Technical Studies
Juliet Haysom
Unit/Programme:Communication & Media Studies
Position:Course Tutor - Intermediate and Year 1, Communication & Media Studies, AA Undergraduate School Programme Coordinator and Studio Tutor, Foundation, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Juliet trained in Fine Art at The Ruskin School, University of Oxford and The Royal College of Art, London, and later completed RIBA Part-1 at the AA. She is currently developing a solo artist’s commission built into the site of a 19th Century prison in Bristol; is working with fabricators to cast two architectural follies within a new park in Bristol; and is developing a methodology with a structural engineer to cast continuously varying pigmented concrete steps and seats for a new park in Amesbury.
Gabriele Heindl
Unit/Programme:Diploma 17
Position:Unit Master, Diploma 17, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Gabu Heindl is an architect, urbanist and activist; her Vienna based practice GABU Heindl Architektur focuses on public space, collective housing, urban justice. Gabu holds a Postgraduate Master in Architecture and Urbanism from Princeton University (as Fulbright Scholar) and wrote her PhD on radical democracy in architecture and urban planning at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Since 2018 she is Visiting Professor at Sheffield University. As Diploma Unit Master Gabu will share her knowledge of strategies for cities, such as the history of utopian Red Vienna and its possible futures, her research on radical democracy and experience on relating political philosophy to activist practices of architecture and urbanism.
Carl Fredrik Valdemar Hellberg
Unit/Programme:Diploma 2
Bio: Fredrik Hellberg is a graduate from the Architectural Association in London and founded Space Popular in Bangkok in 2013 together with Lara Lesmes. The practice has since completed built projects both in Asia and Europe and participated in a wide range of international competitions. In 2011 he joined INDA, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok where he was 3rd year coordinator from 2013 to 2016. He has lead a wide range of research projects and workshops in Europe and Asia and has, through design
Lieselotte Huyghe
Unit/Programme:Experimental Unit 4

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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.