Silvana Taher
Position:Connective Dialogue, Foundation, AA Undergraduate School Unit Master, Experimental Unit 11, 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.
Giorgio Talocci
Unit/Programme:Housing and Urbanism
Position:Studio Master, Housing and Urbanism, AA Graduate School
Bio: Giorgio Talocci is an architect, design researcher and educator. He is currently a Lecturer (Teaching and Research) at the Welsh School of Architecture, Teaching Fellow at The Bartlett Development Planning Unit (UCL), and a Studio Masters at the Architectural Association (Housing as Urbanism Masters course). In the past, he has worked at the Sheffield School of Architecture and the Birmingham School of Architecture and Design. He has experience as design researcher and community architect in UK, Italy, Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippines, Myanmar, Iran, Somaliland, Turkey, Brazil. His recent article “The de-politicisation of housing policies: the case of Borei Keila land-sharing in Phnom Penh, Cambodia” (2018) has been awarded the Best Early Career Article prize by the International Journal of Housing Policy.
Gregers Tang Thomsen
Unit/Programme:Diploma 20
Position:Unit Master, Diploma 20, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Gregers Tang Thomsen is an architect. After his employment at Office for Metropolitan Architecture, in 2006, Gregers co-founded Superpool and directs all design projects out of Superpool’s Istanbul and Copenhagen offices. Between 2013-2019, he co-directed Studio-X Istanbul, an urban laboratory of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Since 2017, Gregers is leading Superpool’s participation to Urban95 program initiated by Bernard van Leer Foundation.
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Giancarlo Torpiano
Unit/Programme:Environmental & Technical Studies
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.
Georgios Tsagdis
Unit/Programme:History and Critical Thinking
Bio: Georgios Tsagdis is Fellow at the Westminster Law & Theory Lab. He has taught at the universities of Greenwich, Surrey, the UCL, the London School of Philosophy and other higher education institutions. His work operates across theoretical and disciplinary intersections drawing on 20th Century, Contemporary and Ancient Greek Philosophy. His Archeology of Nothing, an investigation of the origin and destiny of occidental ontology, is revised for publication. His current project thematises the funct
Konstantina Stella Tsagkaratou
Position:Unity Gaming Software Consultant , DRL, AA Graduate School
Bio: Konstantina Stella Tsagkaratou (Tina) Architect M.Arch Design Research Lab with Project Distinction, M.A. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with Honors. While in undergrad, Tina designed the Hellenic Pavilion for the ExpoReal Munich (2012), took part in Biennale Brau II (2014), and designed the Hellenic Pavilion for the MIPIM (2014). She worked as an Architectural Assistant at Foster and Partners (2014). After working as a Junior Architect at Aspa SA, she resumed her education, this time at t
Chiara Tuffanelli
Unit/Programme:Technical Studies
Position:Course Lecturer - Intermediate TS2 - Term 1, Technical Studies, AA Undergraduate School
Max Turnheim
Unit/Programme:Experimental Unit 12
Bio: Max Turnheim (1982) is an architect (DÉSA 2007) based in Paris. He has co-directed the studio École alongside Nicolas Simon and now co-directs the studio UHO alongside Federico Coricelli. Parallel to his practice, he teaches at the Architectural Association and at the École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Paris-Malaquais.

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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.