Heiko Kalmbach
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 Vol
Mariam Kapsali
Unit/Programme:Sustainable Environmental Design
Position:Course Tutor, Sustainable Environmental Design, 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
Amandine Maia Johanna Kastler
Unit/Programme:Experimental Unit 14
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:Communication & Media Studies
Position:Course Consultant - Year 1, Communication & 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
Madeleine Kessler
Position:Course Lecturer, , AA Professional Practice School
Bio: Trained as an architect and structural engineer, Madeleine is an Associate Architect at Haptic Architects, where she is part of the research collective Londonon. Together with Manijeh Verghese, she is also co-curator of the British Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2020. Previously she worked on cultural and public realm projects at Haworth Tompkins, HHF Architekten and Studio Weave, including Battersea Arts Centre and Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Madeleine sits on the National Infrastructure Commission’s Design Group and Young Professionals Panel, and has taught and lectured at universities including Oxford Brookes University, the University of Sheffield and the University of London. Her installation Hidden Half World is currently on display at the Oslo Architecture Triennale. She was shortlisted for BD’s Female Architectural Leader of the Year Award 2019.
Hamed Khosravi
Unit/Programme:Diploma 7
Position:Unit Master, Diploma 7, AA Undergraduate School Studio Master, Projective Cities, AA Graduate School
Bio: Hamed Khosravi is an architect, researcher, and educator. He graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Tehran. He holds his MSc in architecture from Iran University of Science and Technology. He later studied urbanism within the Post-Graduate Masters in Urbanism (EMU) programme at TU Delft and IUAV. Hamed received his PhD within ‘The City as a Project’ programme at the Berlage Institute/TU Delft. He is currently a Studio Master at Projective Cities, MPhil programme at the AA and he has taught previously at the Berlage Institute, Oxford Brookes University, and TU Delft. His research and projects focus on the relationship between architecture, territory, and politics of urban form.
Hikaru Kitai
Hikaru Kitai
Konstantinos Kizis
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.
Sofia Krimizi
Unit/Programme:History and Theory
Position:Course Teaching Assistant - 2nd Year, History and Theory, AA Undergraduate School Diploma Course Tutor - Term 1, History and Theory, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Sofia Krimizi studied architecture in Athens, in Paris, New York and London. She has taught design studios and research seminars at The Bartlett, The Cooper Union, Cornell University, University of Pennsylvania, Pratt Institute and the Architectural Association. She is currently a PhD candidate at the AA and a founding member of the architectural practice ksestudio.

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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.