Silvana Taher
Unit/Programme:History and Theory
Position:Studio Tutor, Foundation, AA Undergraduate School Course Tutor - 2nd year, History and Theory, AA Undergraduate School Diploma Course Tutor, History and Theory, AA Undergraduate School General Tutor, History and Theory, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Silvana Taher is a writer and architect. She studied Economics and Politics at UCL (BA) and Development and Planning (Diploma) at the Bartlett School of Architecture. She gained her Diploma in Architecture at the AA in 2011 and has been teaching since 2012. Her writing has appeared in the AA Files, Publica, Blueprint and the AR.
Simon Taylor
Unit/Programme:Diploma 18
Position:Unit Master, Diploma 18, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Simon Taylor is a founder of the multi-disciplinary communication and design studio, Tomato. He has been recognised by various institutions including D&AD, BBC and Tokyo TDC. He also works with cultural institutions including the European Commission, Olympic Legacy Corp, the UN, International Expo and has exhibited work in the US, Asia and Europe.
Adrian Taylor
Position:Consultant - Materiality, Foundation, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Adrian has teaching experience for over twenty years within art and design, and mainly at Foundation Level within the UAL, (Chelsea, Camberwell + CSM) where he enjoys working with students engaging in the diagnostic process of study across a range of potential subjects. His main area of specialist subject teaching has been within fashion and textiles, and visual communication. He has also taught life drawing to a broad range of levels, and at institutions including: The British Museum, The V&A, The Science Museum and Tate Britain. Teaching at the AA provides a discourse and engagement with spatial and material investigation in relation to the human body and experience. His own education reflect his eclectic interests, studying Visual Communication at Bath Academy of Art (BA) , an exchange programme at Cooper Union (New York), and Fine Art Printmaking at the Royal College of Art (MA).
Giancarlo Torpiano
Unit/Programme:Landscape and Urbanism
Position:Course Tutor, Landscape and Urbanism, AA Graduate School Course Lecturer - Intermediate TS3, Technical Studies, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Giancarlo currently forms part of a London-based multi-disciplinary engineering team which collaborates with many leading and emerging architectural practices. He is specialised in parametric design and dealing with complex three-dimensional geometries. He is passionate about innovative architectural design and how cutting-edge engineering is an important part of its realisation.
Max Turnheim
Unit/Programme:Intermediate 12
Position:Course Master, Intermediate 12, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Max Turnheim (1982) is an architect (DÉSA 2007) based in Paris. He has co-directed the studios École and UHO. His work focuses mainly on the relationship between architecture and its hosting regime. It ranges from domestic spaces to urban projects. Most noticeable works include La Barre on display at the FRAC-Centre during the 2017 Biennale, the urban plan of Tirana’s Lake Park Entrance (awarded 1st Prize) and Maison Garder (awarded 3rd Prize by the Grand Prix d’Architecture des Beaux Arts 2012 presided by Claude Parent). Parallel to his practice, Max is involved in architectural education.

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