Ekaterina Larina
Unit/Programme:Semester Programme (UK)
Marina Lathouri
Bio: Marina Lathouri studied architecture, philosophy of art and aesthetics. She directs the Graduate Programme in the History and Critical Thinking at the AA and lectures at Cambridge University. Lathouri’s research interests lie in the conjunction of history and historiography, design and writing practices, the city and political philosophy. Most recently, she co-authored the book 'Intimate Metropolis: Urban Subjects in the Modern City', published several articles and directed a Research pr
Stefan Einar Laxness
Unit/Programme:Diploma 9
Position:Unit Master, Diploma 9, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Stefan Laxness (1990) is a London based architectural researcher and former project leader at the 2018 Turner Prize nominated research agency Forensic Architecture (FA). At FA he has lead numerous projects, including the Ayotzinapa Case, developed methodologies for analysing airstrikes in the Middle East and modelling sites from witness testimony. Stefan is a unit master of Diploma Unit 9, at the Architectural Association in London. He has exhibited work in the Antarctic Pavilion during the Venice Art Biennale and has previously worked at PLP Architecture in London and Jakob+Macfarlane in Paris. He holds an AA Diploma from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London.
Kwang Guan Lee
Unit/Programme:Experimental Unit 4
Louise Lemoine
Unit/Programme:Diploma 16
Position:Unit Master, Diploma 16, AA Undergraduate School
Alistair Lenczner
Unit/Programme:Environmental & Technical Studies
Bio: Alistair Lenczner, director at Expedition, is a highly experienced architectural and engineering designer. His career has included long spells with Arup and as partner at Foster + Partners. He has been responsible for the design of a wide variety of projects ranging from a dining table to a bus to major stadia and bridges. Significant projects include Wembley Stadium and the Millau Viaduct. In recent years he has been involved in the design of railway station on the new HS2 high speed rail line
Brigitta Sylvia Lenz-Giarlis
Lara Lesmes Escudero
Unit/Programme:Diploma 2
Bio: Lara Lesmes is a graduate from the Architectural Association in London and founded Space Popular in Bangkok in 2012 together with Fredrik Hellberg. The practice has since completed built projects both in Asia and Europe and participated in a wide range of international competitions. In 2011 she joined INDA, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok where she was 2nd year coordinator from 2013 to 2016. She has lead a wide range of research projects and workshops in Europe and Asia and has, through des
Melodie Leung
Unit/Programme:Experimental Unit 18
Position:Unit Master, Experimental Unit 18, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Melodie Leung is a Senior Associate at Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) and Architecture Editor-at-Large at Ala Champ Magazine. She has been a leading designer within the practice for over a decade, working with Zaha Hadid on many architectural, interior, product and furniture designs.
Rotem Lewinsohn

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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.