Nannette Jackowski
Unit/Programme:Experimental Unit 3
Position:
Martin Collins Jameson
Unit/Programme:Diploma 1
Position:Unit Master, Diploma 1, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Partner at Serie Architects London. Working on projects in Singapore, India and UK with emphasis on large-scale civic, educational and technology sectors. Unit Master at AA School of Architecture with Miraj Ahmed since 2009. Prior ten-year career as management consultant with Booz Allen. Completed over 40 assignments across Asia Pacific, USA and Europe. MBA from IMD Switzerland, and BA (hons) from Oxford University in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
Lily Jencks
Unit/Programme:Experimental Unit13
Position:Unit Master, Experimental Unit13, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Lily Jencks (b 1980) lives and works in London as director of the award winning architecture and landscape firm LilyJencksStudio, and Land Art firm JencksSquared. Lily’s work spans the scale from urban parks to intimate interiors, creating spaces with strong identities and iconic forms derived from universal values. Working in close collaboration with clients and users, as well as scientists and other artists, each design has a distinct identity that appeals to a visitor’s intellect, as well as the spatial, social and economic needs of a site.
George Jeronimidis
Unit/Programme:PhD
Position:PhD 2nd Supervisor, PhD, AA Graduate School
Bio: George Jeronimidis is Emeritus Professor of Composite Material Engineering at the University of Reading and Director of the Centre for Biomimetics and President of Biokon International. Until March 2016 he was also Co-Director of the EmTech Programme at the AA School of Architecture in London where he continues to support the programme as an academic visitor and he is a Director of Studies and Academic Supervisor for the AA School’s PhD Programme. He received his PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Rome, Italy. He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Wood Science and a regular referee for several international scientific journals (Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, Smart materials and Structures, Royal Society Interfaces, J. of Bionic Engineering). In the past few years he has been nominated for the panel of external evaluators for EU research project submissions within the Horizon 2020 Programme/Future Emerging Technologies, the European Science Foundation and also invited to assess national research programmes in Portugal, Finland and Germany.
Inderpaul Johar
Unit/Programme:Diploma 13
Position:
Christopher Mark Johnson
Unit/Programme:Communication & Media Studies
Position:Course Consultant - Intermediate, Communication & Media Studies, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Christopher Johnson holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Furniture Design from RISD, and an AA Diploma Honours. He has been designing reading instruments at White Box Black Box since 2016.

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THE AA RECEIVES THE POWER TO AWARD ITS OWN DEGREES

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.

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