Caroline Rabourdin
Unit/Programme:History and Critical Thinking
Position:Course Tutor, History and Critical Thinking, AA Graduate School Course Lecturer, Media Studies, AA Undergraduate School Course Lecturer, AA Visiting School Paris
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). Her research interests include spatial theory, phenomenology, geometry, spatial literature, translation studies and comparative literature. She has read at international conferences and has published several essays — Her latest essay "The Expanding Space of the Train Carriage: A Phenomenological Reading of Michel Butor’s La Modification" is due to be published by Routledge in 2018. She has practiced as an architect and has taught design and theory at the Ecole Speciale d’Architecture in Paris, Chelsea College of Art and Greenwich University. She currently teaches at the AA School of Architecture and the Bartlett at both undergraduate and graduate levels. She is course lecturer for the MA in History and Critical Thinking at the AA and runs the Printed Matter course for Media Studies. She is also the director of the AA Visiting School Paris, Architecture & Ecriture, which celebrates writing as a critical and creative practice.
Jose Alfredo Ramirez Galindo
Unit/Programme:Landscape and Urbanism
Position:Programme Co-Director, Landscape and Urbanism, AA Graduate School Course Lecturer, , AA Visiting School
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 mainly in large scale development of public spaces like the Olympic Master Plan for London 2012 and recently the redevelopment of 12 km of Santiago de Chile’s main avenue, Alameda/Providencia into an integral transport and urban corridor. At Groundlab he has won and developed several competitions, workshops, exhibitions and projects, including the winning entry for Longgang City international competition master plan, the winning proposal to develop Jia Ding District in Shanghai, the winning proposal to redevelop Sokolniki Park, the biggest park in Moscow, the ongoing development for a Master Plan to relocate a Train Station in the city of Innichen, Italy and the built complex for the International Horticultural Exhibition opened in Xian, China. Jose Alfredo is also the Director of the AA Visiting School In Mexico City, and has published a number of articles and a book ‘Critical Territories:’ as well as given workshops and lectured on the topic of Landscape Urbanism and the work of Groundlab worldwide.
Thomas Randall-Page
Unit/Programme:First Year
Position:Course Consultant, Media Studies, AA Undergraduate School Studio Tutor, First Year, AA Undergraduate School
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 for Churchill Collage Cambridge’s new accommodation court.For 3 years Thomas worked as a designer at Heatherwick Studio on a variety of projects and scales both in the UK and in China. Some of this work was featured in the ‘Designing the extraordinary’ exhibition at the Victoria and Albert museum in London. For 7 years Thomas has co-led The Building Works Unit at RTU International Architecture Summer School and realised 5 public works in Latvia.Thomas now tutors at the Architectural Association, leads a unit at Oxford Brookes Architecture department and also has his own practice that spans from architecture to theatrical event design. Current projects include an opening pedestrian footbridge in Newham a 25sqm pavilion for John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford and a 250sqm private sculpture studio in rural Devon.
Benjamin John Reynolds
Unit/Programme:Diploma 5
Position:Unit Tutor, Diploma 5, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Benjamin Reynolds is a co-founder of Pa.LaC.E, a practice based between Zürich and London. He has been a design fellow at leading European institutions and a recipient of several international prizes. Pa.LaC.E's first major monograph is slated for publication in late 2016 with Cooperative Editions (New York).
Jessica Reynolds
Unit/Programme:Diploma 13
Position:Unit Master, Diploma 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 and public realm interventions for Croydon council. 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 Reynolds studied at Cambridge University, where she was awarded the Purcell Miller Tritton Prize, and at Princeton University. She worked previously at van Heyningen and Haward Architects in London and at facade design practice Front in New York. She was editor of Pidgin, the Princeton University School of Architecture Journal, and writes for architecture journals in London. In addition to the AA, she also teaches at Columbia University.
Eduardo Rico-Carranza
Unit/Programme:Landscape and Urbanism
Position:Member of the Graduate Management Committee, , AA Graduate School 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 Relational Urbanism Studio in Berlage Institute 2010 and 2012 as well as GSD Harvard 2013. Eduardo is currently co director of the Ma Landscape Urbanism in the Architectural association. Eduardo Rico has extensively lectured on his work on Infrastructures and Landscape as well contributed to various articles and books on the subject matter.
Ioannis Rizos
Unit/Programme:Technical Studies
Position:Course Tutor - First Year TS1, Technical Studies, AA Undergraduate School Course Tutor - Intermediate TS3, Technical Studies, AA Undergraduate School
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 London and the Natural History Museum’s Grounds redevelopment programme.
Joseph Robson
Unit/Programme:Professional Practice
Position:Course Lecturer, AA Undergraduate School
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 External Examiner on the MAAV Course at Kent University. As an architectural artist Joseph has been a Fellow and Board member of the Society of Architectural Illustration since 2007, and was President be­tween 2011 and 2014, during which time he published, ‘Drawing on Architecture’, the first ever compendium of the Society’s work, with forewords by Ben Johnson and Lord Norman Foster. Joseph set up AVR London in 2006 and since then has worked with some of the world’s most influential architects on some of the most striking buildings such as The Shard and NEO Bankside. As an architectural illustration and urban design con­sultant Joseph provides – with his team of colleagues at AVR London – architectural, heritage and urban planning illustra­tion and advice to institutions, developers and architects. In 2012 Joseph established Anise Gallery with his partner. This joint venture has rapidly become recognised as one of Lon­don’s key galleries focused on architectural artwork, showing work from notable artists such as Norman Ackroyd RA, Mark Wallinger and Ben Johnson.
Camila Rock De Luigi
Unit/Programme:Technical Studies
Position:Course Tutor - First Year TS1, Technical Studies, AA Undergraduate School Course Tutor - Second Year TS2, Technical Studies, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Architect, Graduated with honours from University of Talca (Chile). In 2010, Camila came to the AA London to pursue a postgraduate course M.Arch Emergent Technologies and Design, from which she graduated with Distinction. During her career she has been awarded in relevant architectural competitions including Europan 11, Norway. In 2014, she joined the Technical Studies department at the AA as a 1st Year course Tutor (Undergraduate School). While teaching Technical Studies at the AA, She also works at Grimshaw Architects London delivering world class architectural projects across the globe and focusing particularly on Material Systems and the use of computational Processes as an instrument for architectural Design.
Mercedes Rodrigo Garcia
Unit/Programme:History and Theory
Position:Course Teaching Assistant - 3rd Year, History and Theory, AA Undergraduate School Diploma Course Tutor, History and Theory, AA Undergraduate School Program Head, AA Visiting School
Bio: Merce Rodrigo García is an architect and PhD candidate in Cultural Studies at Birkbeck College. She is a graduate from the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths, and the Bartlett. Merce has taught at Oxford Brooks University and designed for international firms, such as Sanaa in Tokyo.Her current work draws from the vocabularies of law, philosophy, anthropology and non–euclidean geometries. Merce is founding member of the group OrNamenT and initiator of the research UNSCALE with parallel undertakings in West-Sahara and Tokyo.

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