Soomeen Hahm
Unit/Programme:Intermediate 13
Position:Course Tutor, DRL, AA Graduate School Course Master, Intermediate 13, AA Undergraduate School Course Lecturer, , AA Visiting School Course Lecturer, Beijing, AA Visiting School
Bio: Soomeen Hahm is the founder of the SoomeenHahm Design Ltd, an architectural designer, researcher and educator based in London and teaching at the Architectural Association and the Bartlett UCL. Her research tries to tackle issues associated with the computational paradigm in architecture across multiple scales and through education, research and practice.
Winston Hampel
Unit/Programme:Intermediate 10
Position:Unit Master, Intermediate 10, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Winston Hampel studied architecture and design in Hamburg, Paris and Stuttgart, where he received his diploma, before graduating from the AA's History & Critical Thinking programme. He has taught in the First Year Studio, History and Theory Studies and in the DRL. Having worked in Germany and France, he is now in a collaborative practice based between Munich and London.
Alan Harris
Unit/Programme:Technical Studies
Position:Course Tutor - Intermediate TS3, Technical Studies, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Dr ALAN HARRIES Alan is a director at Integration consultancy ( based in London and delivering building services and environmental design solution across all sectors. He has fifteen-years’ experience covering building and energy design, development, implementation and post-occupancy evaluation. His projects include a number of prestigious developments such as one of the first BREEAM “Excellent” buildings, The National Assembly of Wales 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 and studied the real-world energy performance of large commercial and retail buildings 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 has been lecturing at the Architectural Association since 2002. He was the lead author of the book Urban Wind Energy and a journal paper entitled “London 2012 Velodrome – integrating advanced simulation into the design process”. The main engineering industry body, CIBSE, now use examples of his project work to exemplify best practice building simulation in their latest industry guides.
Andres Harris Aguirre
Unit/Programme:Media Studies
Position:Lab Consultant, Media Studies, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Andres Harris, MSc AA Chilean‐born British Architect, Andres Harris was awarded a scholarship to pursue the MSc in Emergent Technologies + Design at the Architectural Association in 2007 and during the course he participated in two built projects: “Termas de Quitralco Shelter”, and “The EmTech Canopy” at the AA. During his AA year, he also collaborated in a research with Mike Weinstock, on two publications. After Graduating from the AA he joined Foster + Partners, London, office founded by Lord Norman Foster to work in a Joint venture with Jean Nouvel, project in which his parametric and 3D skill proved essentially. Andres has been since working since in various projects and collaborations at F+P with famous architects, being Frank Gehry the latest one. In Parallel, Andres has been teaching MS studies since 2008 and lecturing around the world. His work and collaborations have been published in Europe, Asia and the Americas, where he has been lecturing on Biomimetic and Parametric Design.
Brian Hatton
Unit/Programme:History and Theory
Position:Diploma Course Tutor, History and Theory, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: I studied art at Goldsmiths' College, art history at U. of East Anglia, and architectural history and theory at Essex U. I have taught at the AA since 1982 and at many other universities in England and America. I have published in AA Files and many other journals. In 2009 I was a recipient of a Graham Foundation grant and Senior Mellon Fellow at the Canadian Centre for Architecture.
Juliet Haysom
Position:Studio Tutor, Foundation, AA Undergraduate School Course Tutor , Media Studies, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Juliet Haysom trained in Fine Art at The Ruskin School, University of Oxford and The Royal College of Art, London. Her commitment to working on site-specific projects led to her completion of RIBA Part-1 at the AA in 2013. She then worked as an Associate Artist at Muf Architecture Art where she assisted as a designer and directed various community engagement projects. She is currently developing an solo artist's commission built into the site of a 19th Century prison in Bristol, and is Lead Artist for a new park on Unity Street in Bristol. She lives and works in London.
Carl Fredrik Valdemar Hellberg
Unit/Programme:Intermediate 1
Position:Unit Master, Intermediate 1, AA Undergraduate School
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 and research studio Tools for Architecture, investigated topics such as masonry structures, interior pubic space, spatial perception and virtual architecture. In the fall of 2016, together with Lara Lesmes, launched Tools for Architecture at the Architectural Association in London where they are unit masters of Intermediate One, exploring experience driven design methods.
Hugo Hinsley
Unit/Programme:Housing and Urbanism
Position:Programme Co-Director, Housing and Urbanism, AA Graduate School Studio Master, Housing and Urbanism, AA Graduate School
Bio: Hugo Hinsley MA Dip.Arch. Co-Director of the Housing & Urbanism Programme in the AA Graduate . Member of the PhD Committee. Interim Management Group 1994-96 An architect with over 30 years of practice experience. A founder member of a co-operative practice in the UK in 1976 which has worked on projects of housing, community buildings and urban development strategy. Have also worked as a consultant to many projects in Europe, Australia and the USA. Have taught and lectured widely in Britain and abroad, including being visiting professor and studio master at the University of Sydney Department of Architecture over several years, including the Chettle Fellowship in 1996; visiting studio master at the University of Edinburgh Department of Architecture in 1997-98; and visiting professor at Parsons Department of Architecture at The New School of Social Research, New York, in 1994. In parallel with professional work, was co-founder of the AA Graduate Housing Programme in 1975. Have taught since then in the AA: In the Graduate School as Co-Director of the Housing and Urbanism programme. A Director of Studies and a supervisor in the PhD programme. Director of the programme for RIBA/ARB Part 2 Professional Practice – 1997 to 2013. Director of the annual Visiting Teachers’ Programme since 1993. Also taught as a Diploma Unit Master for four years. Recent research has been on urban policy and design in European cities; on London’s design and planning, particularly on the cases of major redevelopment in Docklands and the East End; on waterfront redevelopment projects; and on questions of density and intensity in urban development. Have co-developed design and research programmes with a range of universities and city governments. Each has been a three year programme. Cities we have worked with include Bogota, Colombia; Recife, Brazil; Tainan, Taiwan; Mexico City, Mexico; Hanoi, Vietnam, among others around the world.
Matej Hosek
Unit/Programme:Media Studies
Position:Lab Consultant, Media Studies, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Ing.arch. Matej Hosek (*1983) nationality: Czech email: phone number: +447719255740 [Professional Experience] 2015-present: Senior CGI Artist at Asymmetrica 2012-2015: Visualiser at Bogle Architects 2011-2012: Visualiser at BFLS 2010-2011: Visualiser at Hamiltons 2008-2010: CGI artist at Vyonyx Studio 2008-2010: lecturer for the Media Studies department at the Architectural Association School of Architecture – teaching a Rendering Architecture course (http://www.aa‐ 2003‐2008: freelancing as 3D visualizer and architectural consultant 2006‐2008: Architectural assistant at Milkstudio Architects, 5th Floor 18 Broadwick Street, London W1F 8HS, UK ( 2006‐2008: editor for the successful online magazine about architecture ‐ Archit ( 2005: 12 months Architectural assistant at Studio Artikl arch. office, Moskevska 28, 460 01 Liberec, Czech Republic 2004‐2005: member of the Academic Senate for the Faculty of Architecture, TUL [Education] 2001‐2008: Technical University in Liberec, Faculty of Architecture, Ing. arch. - Master of Architecture ,Part II. 1994‐2001: High School ‐ Gymnazium of Dr. Josef Pekar, Mlada Boleslav, CZ 1988‐1998: attended private art school under the lead of the academic artist Mr. Stanislav Kovar (free hand drawing, painting, clay modelling, linocut)
Francesca Hughes
Unit/Programme:History and Theory
Position:Diploma Course Tutor, History and Theory, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Francesca Hughes joined the AA in 2003. She was Unit Master of Dip 15 from 2004 to 2009 and has regularly taught HTS. Francesca is author/editor of 'Drawings that Count', 'The Architect: Reconstructing her Practice' (MIT Press: 1996), (AA Publications: 2013), and most recently author of 'The Architecture of Error: Matter, Measure and the Misadventures of Precision' (MIT Press: 2014). Hughes Meyer Studio is an art/architecture practice whose work has been published by AA Files, AR, A/R/P/A, ANY, Art Forum, e-flux, Harvard Design Magazine, Merrel, Routledge and Wiley. Her current major project and next book is a prehistory of architecture’s role in and relations to the computation, tentatively entitled, Architecture’s Computer: a Spatial Prehistory of the Universal Discrete Machine.

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