Marina Lathouri
Unit/Programme:History and Critical Thinking
Position:Member of the Graduate Management Committee, , AA Graduate School Programme Director, History and Critical Thinking, AA Graduate School PhD Director of Studies Supervisor, PhD, AA Graduate School Programme Co-Director, PhD, AA Graduate School
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. She writes and teaches on a variety of subjects that lie in the conjunction of history and modernity, writing, the city and political philosophy. Most recently, she co-authored Intimate Metropolis: Urban Subjects in the Modern City (Routledge 2008) and City Cultures: Contemporary Positions on the City (AA Publications 2010) and has published several articles.
Stefan Einar Laxness
Unit/Programme:Diploma 9
Position:Unit Master, Diploma 9, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Stefan Laxness is an AA graduate, architect, researcher and Project Coordinator at Forensic Architecture. His work has been exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale and the recent Antarctic Pavilion in Venice. He has worked in architectural practices in Paris and London and has researched the changing landscapes of China and Central Asia’s borders.
Alistair Lenczner
Unit/Programme:Technical Studies
Position:Course Tutor - Intermediate TS3, Technical Studies, AA Undergraduate School
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. His many varied past projects include Wembley Stadium and Millau Viaduct. Currently on the HS2 Design Panel.
Lara Lesmes Escudero
Unit/Programme:Intermediate 1
Position:Unit Master, Intermediate 1, AA Undergraduate School
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 design and research studio Tools for Architecture, investigated topics such as masonry structures, spaces of political debate, renewable materials and virtual architecture. In the fall of 2016, together with Fredrik Hellberg, launched Tools for Architecture at the Architectural Association in London where they are unit masters of Intermediate One, exploring experience driven design methods.
Saskia Lewis
Position:Undergraduate Management Committee, , AA Undergraduate School Programme Head, Foundation, Foundation, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Saskia Lewis has taught at the AA since 2001. She has practised in New York, Paris and London and has taught at many schools of art and architecture in London. She is co-author and photographer of Architectural Voices: Listening to Old Buildings.
Theo Lorenz
Position:Member of the Graduate Management Committee, , AA Graduate School Programme Director, AAIS, AA Graduate School Interim Head, , AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Theo Lorenz is an architect, painter and media artist. He has taught at the AA since 2000 and since 2008 has been the director of AAIS. Throughout his work in academia, practice (co-director T2 spatialwork) and art, his main interest lies in the research and application of projects through a mediated design process within creative networks.
Oliviu Lugojan-Ghenciu
Unit/Programme:Media Studies
Position:Course Tutor, Media Studies, AA Undergraduate School; Lab Co-ordinator, Media Studies, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Oliviu Lugojan-Ghenciu is Creative Director at Neutral Digital, a leading UK agency that specialises in AR, VR and other immersive interactive solutions. As a leading expert in Timebased Media & Digital Storytelling and following GravityONE, his critically acclaimed Choreography for Militarised Airspace, his work has been exhibited in the UK, USA, Australia, Japan and Europe. Trained as an architect, Oliviu runs the AA’s Motion Studio, previously teaching and running workshops in the USA, Canada and Europe. He co-founded and directed ‘UniversalAssemblyUnit’ and ‘CtrlArchDel’ studios.

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