Rodrigo Joseph O'Malley
Unit/Programme:Housing and Urbanism
Position:Studio Master, Housing and Urbanism, AA Graduate School
Bio: Rodrigo is a London based architect and urban designer. He studied architecture in The University of Edinburgh, and holds an MA in Housing and Urbanism from The AA. He currently coleads BDP’s urban design team, having previously collaborated with a number of renowned offices in the UK and in Spain. During his professional career, Rodrigo has collaborated in a number of international master planning, urban design and regeneration, and urban and territorial planning projects. Rodrigo’s work in independent practice has been showcased in various publications and international exhibitions. He has been a visiting tutor and critic in several schools of architecture, including the European University of Madrid and Sheffield Hallam University. As executive committee member of the Pan-American Observatory of Landscape, Territory and Architecture (OPPTA) he has been responsible for the management and organisation of ideas competitions in the American continent.
Joan Ockman
Position:PhD External 2nd Supervisor, PhD, AA Graduate School
Bio: Joan Ockman is Distinguished Senior Lecturer at University of Pennsylvania School of Design and Visiting Professor at Cooper Union School of Architecture and Cornell College of Architecture, Art, and Planning. She taught for over two decades at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, where she also directed the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture from 1994 to 2008. Among her publications on the history, theory, and criticism of architecture are Architecture School: Three Centuries of Educating Architects in North America (MIT Press, 2012), The Pragmatist Imagination: Thinking about Things in the Making (Princeton Architectural Press, 2000), and the award-winning Architecture Culture 1943–1968: A Documentary Anthology (Rizzoli, 1993). She began her career at the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in New York, where she served as an editor of the journal Oppositions and was responsible for the Oppositions Books series. She is currently collaborating on a new history of modern architecture to be published by Thames & Hudson in 2019. She was named a Fellow of the Society of Architectural Historians in 2017.
Clara Oloriz
Unit/Programme:Landscape and Urbanism
Position:Studio Master, Landscape and Urbanism, AA Graduate School
Bio: Clara Olóriz Sanjuán is a PhD architect, tutor and practising architect. She works as a project leader at Groundlab, specialized in the design of public spaces and masterplans from a landscape and urban perspective in various international contexts. Currently, she teaches at the AA Landscape Urbanism masters programme. She co-directed the AA Visiting School ‘Computing Topos’ in Bilbao and the AA Research Cluster ‘Urban Prototypes.’ She has published extensively and lectured in several professional and academic venues. Currently she is working on Landscape as Territory book, supported by the AA Publication Fellowship and the Graham Foundation.
William Hutchins Orr
Unit/Programme:History and Theory
Position:Course Teaching Assistant - Third Year, History and Theory, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: With a background in cultural studies and philosophy, William Orr studied architecture at the University of Toronto. He is currently a PhD candidate at the Architectural Association in London, where he teaches in the History and Theory Studies programme.
Arantza Ozaeta Cortazar
Unit/Programme:Intermediate 4
Position:Course Master, Intermediate 4, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Arantza Ozaeta and Alvaro M Fidalgo head the architecture office TallerDE2 since 2008 [ ], now renamed SOFT (Studio Ozaeta Fidalgo) which makes an on-going commitment to research and knowledge, both in training and innovative practice. They do research on contemporary cultures pursuing the materialization of unusual discoveries. Their work has international scope, been recognized, published and awarded on several occasions. Their work is mainly developed between Spain, Germany, Italy and UK, where they combine professional activities with academic and research ones. They studied architecture at TU Delft of The Netherlands and at Madrid Polytechnic ETSAM. They have been teaching at the Architectural Association London (Inter4 2016/17, AASS 2016-2015-2014-2013), Politecnico di Milano (Italy), Hochschule Coburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany), FCU (Taiwan), Ural State Technical University of Ekaterimburg (Russia), and the Architectural Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain), where currently teach as Associate Professor. Arantza Ozaeta and Alvaro Martín completed work covers from Urban Regeneration Masterplans (Europan 9, Germany) to Public Facilities (Haus der Tagesmütter, Selb); from Ephemeral Urban Installations (Green Cave, Bilbao) to Domestic Spaces (The Meeting House, Zamora), from Industrial Architecture (ITV-Motto, La Rioja) to Refurbishment with Furniture Infill (The POP-UP House, Madrid). Among their awards, they have received the German ‘Bauwelt Prize 2013-First Works’; Finalists at the ‘XII Spanish Architecture and Urbanism Biennale 2013’; the prize ‘Architects Professional Association of Madrid-Luis M. Mansilla’ as the Best foreign project made by a Spanish office abroad. In 2015 their work has been selected for ‘Architectus Omnibus-Goethe Institute & Casa Cervantes’ to be exhibited in Berlin, and for ‘Export-Spanish Architecture Abroad’ in Madrid. The Spanish magazine ‘Arquitectura Viva’ has selected them as "one of the eight most representative young Spanish studios", and director Arantza Ozaeta was shortlisted “Emerging woman of the year 2014” from the British magazine AJ.

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