Jeroen Bastiaan Van Ameijde
Unit/Programme:Intermediate 6
Position:Unit Master, Intermediate 6, AA Undergraduate School Course Lecturer, Kuwait, AA Visiting School Course Lecturer, Makelab, AA Visiting School
Bio: Jeroen van Ameijde has been teaching at the AA the since 2007 and is co-founder and director of Urban Systems, an office specialising in generative design methodologies. He has taught at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Innsbruck and has lectured, published and taught workshops on digital design and fabrication worldwide. He has studied at the Delft University of Technology and worked with offices in The Netherlands, Switzerland, New York, London and Hong Kong.
Manja Antonia Hendrika Van de Worp
Unit/Programme:Technical Studies
Position:Course Lecturer - Diploma TS4, Technical Studies, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Manja van de Worp Principal NOUS engineering London. Manja van de Worp is a trained Architect and Structural Engineer from the Netherlands and completed a postgraduate in Emergent Technologies and Design at the AA in 2007. Her expertise lies in the translation of an idea into a working structural design, relating fabrication, materiality and geometry, working closely with architects and artists. She has worked for Arup in London in the Advanced Geometry Unit and at the Advanced Technology and Research group in ARUP, designing structures with a complex geometry and moveable structures. Manja has Launched NOUS engineering LONDON (now YIP) in 2013 an engineering consultancy bearing extensive knowledge of advanced structural analysis tools, complex structural systems, materials and fabrication technologies. Current projects involve a 3D printed concrete house and a timber pavilion for the Art Biennale in Tallinn. Manja holds a permanent teaching position at the RCA and the IAAC in Barcelona and teaches various workshops to architecture students, engineers and fashion designers world wide. NOUS Engineering / YIP With offices in London and Los Angeles, NOUS Engineering offers sophisticated bespoke engineering solutions to architects, artists and developers. We seek out synergies between engineering and design, and are continually adapting to engage with advanced simulation software and cross-platform links between design, structure and fabrication. Our recent work includes projects in Africa, China, the US and UK, ranging from public art to architectural installations to community based projects to large-scale residential and high-rise construction. Our collaborative approach, sound technical experience and commitment to innovation are reflected in the value we bring to each and every project.
Marco Vanucci
Unit/Programme:Intermediate 7
Position:Unit Master, Intermediate 7, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Marco Vanucci is founding director of OPENSYSTEMS Architecture. He studied architecture in Italy and the UK and worked for Zaha Hadid Architects and AKTII, where he was involved in many seminal projects at the intersection of computational design, engineering and fabrication. He has lectured internationally, led workshops and taught at KTH in Stockholm. His workshave been published and exhibited throughout Europe and North America.
Antoine Vaxelaire
Unit/Programme:Diploma 9
Position:Unit Master, Diploma 9, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Antoine first studied architecture in Lausanne before moving to London to join the Architectural Association, where he graduated with Honours in 2013. Since 2010 Antoine has worked in several offices in Zurich, London, Brussels, Tokyo and Mexico City. In 2016, Antoine co-founded TOI-T, an architecture and consultancy practice based in Barcelona and Brussels.
Naiara Vegara
Position:Director, AA Visiting School Semester Programme & Course Master, Housing and Urbanism; AA Graduate School
Bio: Naiara Vegara Architect AA dipl ARB/RIBA part III She is a PhD candidate under the research topic of Streetware at the Universidad of Navarra, Spain. She is currently Director of Metrópoli Cities Lab London, working on projects around the world at the scales of urban design, landscape and architecture; and Director of the AA Visiting School Semester Programme. Naiara also teaches on the AA Masters in Housing and Urbanism programme and has been running the AA Streetware Visiting School in Southeast Asia for six years. She has been a visiting critic at many architecture schools and has presented her research on virtual environments and the design process in architecture at workshops at the universities of Columbia, Princeton, Pennsylvania, Taylors in Kuala Lumpur, San Carlo in Cebu, NDU in Beirut, ITB in Bandung.
Emmanuel Frederik Arthur Vercruysse
Unit/Programme:Design and Make
Position:Member, , AA Academic Committees School Programme Co-Director, Design and Make, AA Graduate School Course Lecturer, Media Studies, AA Undergraduate School Course Lecturer, , AA Visiting School Robotic Application Designer Member Teaching Committee
Bio: Emmanuel Vercruysse is an artist, architect and craftsman with a passion for design-through-making. Trained in both furniture design and architecture he works through iterations of drawing, craft and code, and approaches design as a tacit process that oscillates between intuitive acts and precise operations. He is co-director of AA Design and Make at Hooke Park, co-founder of art practice LiquidFactory, the field robotics group RAVEN and a member of the design collective Sixteen Makers. Emmanuel was previously Senior Teaching Fellow at the Bartlett School of Architecture, where he was unit master of MArch Unit 23 for 8 years, and lead the Robotics and Cad-Cam research lab (2009-2015), overseeing its development into one of the UK’s leading design fabrication facilities.
Manijeh Verghese
Unit/Programme:Diploma 12
Position:Course Lecturer, AA Undergraduate School Unit Master, Diploma 12, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Manijeh Verghese is a tutor, editor, designer and curator interested in the different forms of architectural practice, and the communication of architecture through various formats. In addition to teaching Diploma 12, she is the Head of Lectures & Curator of the AA Public Programme, editor of the website AA Conversations, and a seminar leader for the Architectural Professional Practice for Fifth Year Part 2 course. Since 2015, she has been teaching a postgraduate design studio at Oxford Brookes University. From 2012 to 2015 she was a design tutor of AA Intermediate Unit 11. She graduated from the AA with Honours and previously did a degree in architecture and mathematics at Wellesley College, Massachusetts. She has worked for numerous architecture practices including John Pawson and Foster + Partners, and has contributed to design publications such as Disegno and Icon, as well as think tanks, books and peer reviewed journals.
Carlos Villanueva Brandt
Unit/Programme:Diploma 10
Position:Unit Master, Diploma 10, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: BIOGRAPHY: Carlos Villanueva Brandt has been Diploma 10 Unit Master since 1986 and was awarded the RIBA President’s Silver Medal Tutor Prize 2000. The varied work of Carlos Villanueva Brandt Architecture, formed in 1984, has been published widely and exhibited internationally. He is a founder member of NATØ (Narrative Architecture Today), has taught in Housing and Urbanism in the AA Graduate School, was visiting Lecturer/Professor at the Royal College of Art and is currently a Visiting Professor at Tokyo University of the Arts. He has been a lecturer, critic and examiner at various schools in Britain, Europe, Latin America and Asia, has written numerous essays and his book London +10 was published in 2010.
Alexandra Vougia
Unit/Programme:First Year
Position:Course Tutor, DRL, AA Graduate School PhD Second Supervisor, PhD, AA Graduate School Studio Tutor, First Year, AA Undergraduate School Teaching Assistant (1st Year), History and Theory, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Alexandra Vougia studied architecture in Thessaloniki, Greece and holds an MS in Advanced Architectural Design from GSAPP, Columbia University. She was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy by the Architectural Association in 2016. Alexandra has worked as an architect in New York and Athens and has been teaching at the Architectural Association since 2012.

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