Ema Hana Kacar
Unit/Programme:History and Theory
Position:Diploma Seminar, History and Theory, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Ema Hana Kačar is a London-based architect and designer, who graduated with an AA Diploma in 2018. Ema has trained at the offices of Diller Scofidio + Renfro in New York, B-architecten in Antwerp, and Bevk Perovic Arhitekti in Ljubljana. She has been a guest critic and tutor at the Architectural Association and Pratt Institute in New York.
Alexander Paul Kaiser
Unit/Programme:Media Studies
Position:Intermediate Course Tutor, Media Studies, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Alex Kaiser studied architecture at Oxford Brookes and the Architectural Association. In 2011 he co-founded the practice Ordinary Ltd, an East London-based studio focused on creative investigations at the intersection of architecture, digital fabrication, material sciences and theory. He also likes to draw.
Heiko Kalmbach
Position:Course Consultant, AAIS, AA Graduate School
Bio: Heiko Kalmbach is a filmmaker, video artist and stage director. He started making films when he moved to New York City in the mid 90s where he stayed for ten years. His films have screened at Festivals like the Berlin International Film Festival, São Paulo Film Festival und CPH:DOX Copenhagen. He is co-founder of the Berlin based production company Spoonfilm and the New York / Berlin performance group Naturaleza Humana. His work as stage director and projection designer has been presented at Volksbühne Berlin, La MaMa E.T.C. NY, Theaterhaus Jena, Fusion Festival, Chamäleon Theater Berlin, Aarshi Theater Group Kolkata, Schlachthaus Theater Bern, Autorentheatertage at Thalia Theater Hamburg, Crash!Boom!Bau! Festival, Dramafest Mexico City, the Kitchen NY, and on worldwide tour with the y2d/Chamäleon production LEO which was awarded the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award, Three Weeks Editors Award, Scotsman Fringe First Award, Adelaide Critics Circle Award, Adelaide Fringe Award and the John Chattaway Innovation Award.
Mariam Kapsali
Unit/Programme:Sustainable Environmental Design
Position:Course Tutor, , AA Graduate School
Bio: Mariam Kapsali graduated with Distinction from the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism at the National Technical University of Athens and won an IKY scholarship to the MSc in Sustainable Environmental Design at the AA which she completed with Distinction. She has been a member of the SED teaching staff since 2012 and is an architect at Architype Architects. Mariam was a member of the Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development and a Research Fellow on Building Performance Evaluation at the Low Carbon Building Group at the School of Architecture Oxford Brookes University. Prior to joining the Architectural Association Mariam worked as an architect in Athens.
Amandine Maia Johanna Kastler
Unit/Programme:Intermediate 9
Position:Unit Master, Intermediate 9, AA Undergraduate School Course Lecturer, , AA Visiting School programme head
Bio: Amandine Kastler is an Oslo based Architect. Amandine worked at OMA/AMO Rotterdam and David Chippefield Architects London. She currently directs her own studio as well as the AA Visiting School in Lyngør Norway. Amandine studied at the AA, graduating with Honours in 2010. She was awarded multiple prizes including the RIBA Bronze Medal.
Harry Thomas Kay
Unit/Programme:Media Studies
Position:Course Consultant - Year 1, Media Studies, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Harry is an architect and designer based between the Lake District and London. His professional background has spanned across set design, installation art, lighting design and architecture. He established his practice WORKKS. in early 2018. Harry has an academic and practical interest in utilising new technologies in design and fabrication. To deliver buildings and experiences that are informed by their context and thoughtfully developed from concept to completion. Harry graduated from the AA with Honours in 2014, and frequently teaches at the University of Nottingham School of the Built Environment.
Madeleine Kessler
Position:Part 1 Course Lecturer, , AA Professional Practice School
Bio: Madeleine Kessler is a project architect at Haptic Architects, and co-founder of Studio mnm. Trained as both an architect and structural engineer, she has worked internationally at studios including HHF, Studio Weave and Haworth Tompkins. She is interested in how creative design can facilitate the sustainable evolution of the city to improve the way that we live. Her experience ranges from public realm and theatres to infrastructure and masterplanning, including a fibre-cement pavilion for Clerkenwell Design Week; the rebuilding of Battersea Arts Centre; and the master-planning of a new sustainable city in Norway. Madeleine sits on the National Infrastructure Commission’s Young Professionals Panel and has taught and lectured at a number of universities, including the AA, the University of London, Oxford Brookes University and the University of Sheffield. At the AA, Madeleine is a professional practice tutor. She is interested in challenging traditional models of practice to ensure architects remain culturally relevant in the 21st century.
Hamed Khosravi
Unit/Programme:Diploma 7
Position:Unit Master, Diploma 7, AA Undergraduate School Studio Master, Projective Cities, AA Graduate School
Bio: Hamed is an architect, educator and writer. He graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Tehran. He holds his Masters in Urbanism, within the EMU programme, at TU Delft and IUAV in Venice. Hamed received his PhD in history and theory of architecture in ‘The City as a Project’ programme at the Berlage Institute / TU Delft. Hamed has recently completed his Post-doctoral research on the ‘Labour Movements and Architecture: Tehran (1943-63)’ at the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam (IISG). He has been teaching history and theory courses, seminars, and design studios in various schools of architecture including TU Delft Faculty of Architecture, Oxford Brookes School of Architecture, and the Berlage Institute. He is currently the Studio Master of Diploma Unit 7 at the Architectural Association (AA) and the coordinator of the Transitional Territories Studio (Landscapes of Coexistence) at the TU Delft Faculty of Architecture. Hamed’s recent writings include Tehran. Life within Walls: A City, its Territory, and Forms of Dwelling (Hatje Cantz, 2017), ‘Aesthetics of Ruins’ in JAE Journal of Architectural Education (2018), ‘The Nomos of the Sea; Pirates, DJs, Hackers, and the Architecture of Contingent Labour’, in The Avery Review, 29, (2018), ‘Inhabitable Walls: Notes Towards a Genealogy of Islamic Sacred Space’ in P.V. Aureli & M.S. Giudici (eds.) Rituals and Walls. The Architecture of Sacred Space (London: AA Publications, 2016), ‘The Multiple Lives of Gabriel Guevrekian’ in AA Files (2015), among other titles. His forthcoming book, Gabriel Guevrekian: The Elusive Modernist, will be published by Hatje Cantz in 2019. Hamed is co-founder of the research collective Behemoth Press, active in architectural research and education as well as curatorial projects.
Konstantinos Kizis
Unit/Programme:First Year
Position:Studio Tutor, First Year, AA Undergraduate School Course Lecturer - 3rd Year, History and Theory, AA Undergraduate School Course Teaching Assistant - 3rd Year, History and Theory, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Costandis Kizis is a practicing architect and educator. He holds a PhD (Architectural Association), a MSc in Advanced Architectural Design (Columbia University) and a Masters in Architecture (NTUAthens, with honours). He has taught at the Architectural Association, at Central Saint Martins and at Leeds Beckett University. He is principal at Kizis Architects and has been repeatedly awarded in architectural competitions.
Antiopi Koronaki
Unit/Programme:Emergent Technologies
Position:Studio Tutor, Emergent Technologies, AA Graduate School PhD Researcher, University of Bath Teaching Assistant, University of Bath
Bio: Antiopi Koronaki is an architect engineer currently pursuing a PhD on topology optimisation of space frame structures at the University of Bath. She has been a tutor in the undergraduate and graduate school of the Architectural Association since 2014, when she gained an MSc in Emergent Technologies and Design with distinction. Since 2014 she has organised and run a series of workshops in academic institutions internationally, including MIT (Boston), the Architectural Association (London) and ENSA-V (Paris) amongst others. Her research interests lie in the intersection of complex geometry and structural performance in line with novel computational tools and advanced fabrication processes. Her work experience includes a series of international projects at the Bridge team of Wilkinson Eyre Architects and small scale projects in Greece. She gained a Master in Architecture and Engineering from the N.T.U.A. in Athens in 2012.

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