Sonia Magdziarz
Unit/Programme:Media Studies
Position:
Evangelia Magnisali
Unit/Programme:DRL
Position:Course Tutor, DRL, AA Graduate School
Bio: Eva Magnisali is an architectural engineer, researcher and educator, currently working as Head of Robotics at Bryden Wood. Eva has taught a series of computational and robotic fabrication workshops at the University of Westminster, and has also been a tutor at the Architectural Association since 2015, when she earned a Master of Architecture and Urbanism from the Design Research Laboratory master programme.
Ciaran Malik
Unit/Programme:Environmental & Technical Studies
Position:
Bio: Cíaran is a structural engineer, a teacher and illustrator. He studied engineering at the University of Cambridge and trained as a teacher at the University of Buckingham. He taught manufacturing techniques; wood working, welding, rebar tying and plastic forming and believes in the importance of understanding the construction method. He wants to be able to show technical aspects of design through simple diagrams and conducts studies of historic buildings. He also believes in using his technical
Antoni Malinowski
Unit/Programme:Foundation
Position:
Bio: Antoni Malinowski is an artist who works with pigment, light, movement and time, investigating the dynamic relationship that exists between pictorial and architectural spaces. After studying painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and furthering his studies at the Chelsea Collage of Art, Malinowski has established and based his practice in London. Since his first wall drawing installations in the mid 1980s Antoni Malinowski has been working in a variety of media including painting on canv
Jussi Taneli Mansikkamaki
Unit/Programme:Experimental Unit 12
Position:Unit Master, Experimental Unit 12, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Taneli Mansikkamäki is an architect and educator, and the founder of architecture practice AGO. He has taught across the AA, from the Foundation course to the Experimental Programme. Taneli previously worked for Future Systems and Cecil Balmond amongst others and has served as a visiting critic at the SEU in Shanghai, University of Cambridge, AHO in Norway and Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart.
Roberta Marcaccio
Unit/Programme:History and Theory
Position:Course Teaching Assistant - Third Year, History and Theory, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: After graduating from Milan’s Politecnico, Roberta received her Masters from the AA in 2010. As a trained architect and a historian, Roberta works as a research consultant and teaches history and theory at the AA. 
Having covered the role of Head of Research and Communication for the London-based architecture and urban studio DSDHA for over four years, in 2016 she was awarded a 2-year Research Fellowship in the Built Environment by the Royal Commission for The Exhibition of 1851 to study the issue of cycling and urban mobility in London. Over the past decade Roberta has covered various editorial roles (Architectural Design, AA Publications, Skira and Black Dog Publishing) and teaching positions (LSA, CASS and the University of Brighton), while also setting up symposia, events and exhibitions with curator Beatrice Galilee in both London and Milan. She has lectured widely in the UK and internationally and her writings have featured on Architectural Design, AA Files, Blueprint and in the books ‘Real Estates: Life Without Debt’ (Bedford Press, 2014) and ‘Erasmus Effect. Italian Architects Abroad’ (Quodlibet, 2014). Working alongside Dr Harriet Harris and V&A Curator Rory Hyde, she is now editing a book on emergent modes of architectural practice titled ‘Architects After Architecture’, which will be published by Routledge in 2020.
Vyron Mardas
Unit/Programme:Sustainable Environmental Design
Position:
Bio: Byron is a course tutor, teaching software and methodology in the Sustainable Environmental Design programme. He is also a senior Environmental Designer at Foster and Partners in London. He is involved in the environmental assessment and improvement of several projects worldwide and together with other members of the team, tries to develop new tools, both for in-house and public use in order to improve workflow. His goal is to enable better integration of environmental thinking during the des
Emanuele Marfisi
Unit/Programme:Environmental & Technical Studies
Position:
Bio: Emanuele Marfisi is a structural engineer with a degree from the University of Florence, a PhD from Cambridge University and ten years' work experience in engineering design. Over the years, he has worked on a number of UK and international projects with well-known architects such as Foster+Partners, Grimshaw, Zaha Hadid, Hopkins, Ron Arad, Christian de Portzamparc and Franck Gehry. This experience allowed him to appreciate various architectural styles and design approaches, reinforcing
Ignacio Marti
Unit/Programme:Environmental & Technical Studies
Position:Course Tutor - First Year and Diploma TS5, Environmental & Technical Studies, AA Undergraduate School Studio Master, First Year, AA Undergraduate School Course Lecturer - Diploma TS4, Environmental & Technical Studies, AA Undergraduate School Technical Studies Co-ordinator, Environmental & Technical Studies, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Nacho Marti graduated from Elisava School of Design in Barcelona and the Emergent Technologies and Design MSc at the AA. His projects have been exhibited, published and awarded internationally, including a nomination for the 2007 Index Design Award in Copenhagen, the FAD prize in 2008, the IPlus award in 2009 and a High Commendation in the TTJ Achievement in Engineered Timber Award in 2013. He founded his design studio in 2004 and is the Director of the Visiting School Amazon.
Georges Massoud
Unit/Programme:Foundation
Position:Programme Coordinator and Studio Tutor, Foundation, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: George is a founding director of Studio Abroad, an independent design studio which he established with Summer Islam in 2013. Alongside practice George teaches at Oxford Brookes University and at the AA. He is also a founding member of Pride of Arabia, a community interest collective. George graduated from the AA in 2013.

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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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