Caroline Rabourdin
Unit/Programme:Communication & Media Studies
Position:Course Tutor - Intermediate, Communication & Media Studies, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Dr. Caroline Rabourdin is an architect and essayist. She graduated from INSA Strasbourg, the Bartlett (UCL), and holds a PhD from Chelsea College of Arts (UAL). She is currently working on a translation project titled 'Translation as Re-Writing' funded by the Arts Council England, and on her forthcoming book titled 'Sense in Translation: Essays on the Bilingual Body' to be published later this year by Routledge. She is Teaching Fellow in History & History and Architectural & Interdisciplinary Studies at the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL), and Supervisor on the PG Cert in Advanced Architectural Research and PhD programmes. At the AA School of Architecture she teaches the Printed Matter course for Communications and Media Studies and is Head of the AA Visiting School Paris which celebrates writing as a creative force for Architecture.
Supitchaya Rakpanya
Jose Alfredo Ramirez Galindo
Unit/Programme:Landscape and Urbanism
Bio: Jose Alfredo Ramirez is an architect co-founder and director of Groundlab and Co-Director of the Landscape Urbanism MArch/MSc Graduate Programme at the Architectural Association. He studied Architecture in Mexico City and graduated from the AA Landscape Urbanism programme in London 2005. Jose Alfredo has worked and developed projects at the junction of architecture, landscape and urbanism in a variety of contexts such as China, Mexico, Spain, Russia, Chile among others. He concentrates main
Thomas Randall-Page
Unit/Programme:Communication & Media Studies
Bio: Thomas gained his B.Arch from The Mackintosh School of Architecture and went on to study at Aalto University Finland where he was a group leader contributing to their winning entry to solar decathlon Madrid 2010. He went on to study at London Metropolitan University working on both live and hypothetical projects.Thomas has worked at 6A architects in London on a variety of projects from their modest pop-up stoops for the London Festival of Architecture through to 6A’s competition winning design f
Tom Raymont
Unit/Programme:Technical Studies
Jessica Reynolds
Unit/Programme:Experimental Unit 13
Position:Unit Master, Experimental Unit 13, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Jessica Reynolds is a director at vPPR Architects based in London. Founded in 2009, the practice delivers award winning residential and cultural projects in the UK and abroad. Current projects include affordable housing, warehouse conversions, public realm interventions, and exhibition design. The studio operates under the belief in the continual crossover between art and architecture, seeking creative solutions that strengthen communities, no matter how large or small. Jessica studied at Cambridge University and Princeton University.
Eduardo Rico-Carranza
Unit/Programme:Landscape and Urbanism
Position:Programme Co-Director, Landscape and Urbanism, AA Graduate School
Bio: Eduardo Rico is a Civil Engineer and Ma Landscape Urbanism Graduate currently working in Arup, as well as member of design practices such as Groundlab and Relational Urbanism. He is currently engaged in strategic advice on infrastructure and transportation for urban master planning in the ILG team in Arup. Eduardo focuses his work and research in alternative design practices which feed infrastructural inputs into architectural urbanism. He has been co director with Enriqueta Llabres of the Rela
Ioannis Rizos
Unit/Programme:Environmental & Technical Studies
Bio: Ioannis is a Chartered Engineer and trades as a Senior Environmental Design Consultant at Atelier Ten. He holds an MEng degree in Engineering and a MSc degree in Energy Systems and the Environment from the University of Strathclyde. He has been actively involved in the use/development of energy and daylight simulation tools, and deployed their application in several landmark buildings to date. Highlights include the Olympic Velodrome in Queen Elizabeth’s Olympic Park, LSE’s student centre in Lon
Jonathan Robinson
Unit/Programme:Diploma 20
Joseph Robson
Bio: Joseph Robson studied Architecture at the University of Bath BSc (Hons), and completed an MPhil (“Computer Investigations into Renaissance Art and Architecture”) 1988-97. Joseph has been teaching on the BSc and MArch courses at the University of Bath for 17 years, in the more re­cent period he has been running the well-regarded Digital Illustration course established in 2004. He also taught on the Cities Programme at the London School of Economics between 2005 and 2012 and is currently an Ex

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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.