Christina Varvia
Unit/Programme:Diploma 3
Position:Unit Master, Diploma 3, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Christina Varvia is an architectural researcher, and the Deputy Director of Forensic Architecture. She has graduated from the AA School of Architecture with a previous degree from Westminster University. Her research concentrates on architectural evidentiary techniques, and more broadly digital media and memory, as well as the perception of the physical environment through scanning and imaging technologies. She has worked with multiple NGOs, published and exhibited internationally. She recently joined the Technology Advisory Board of the International Criminal Court.
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
Unit/Programme:Semester Programme (UK)
Alvaro Velasco Perez
Unit/Programme:History and Theory
Position:Unit Master, Diploma 13
Diploma Course Tutor - Term 1, History and Theory
Bio: Alvaro is an architect and PhD by the Architectural Association where he previously studied a masters in History and Critical Thinking in Architecture. He has collaborated in teaching positions at the AA, UHerts, AA Summer School, Leeds Beckett and the University of Navarra, as well as participated in crits throughout the schools. His work has been presented in educational institutions in London, Paris, Berlin, Seville, Lagos and Algiers.
Emmanuel Frederik Arthur Vercruysse
Unit/Programme:Design and Make
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. Emmanue
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.
Jelena Viskovic
Unit/Programme:Media Studies
Position:Course Tutor - Intermediate, Media Studies, AA Undergraduate School Course Tutor - Year 1, Media Studies, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Jelena Viskovic is an artist who works with storytelling and world-building. Her collaborative projects ReUnion, Patternist and Rromok have been commissioned by the V&A (UK), Rhizome (US) and The New Institute (NL). She holds an MA in Design Interactions from the Royal College of Art (UK) and has been part of the The New Normal research programme at the Strelka Institute (RU) in 2017.
Alexandra Vougia
Unit/Programme:First Year
Position:- Studio Master, First Year, AA Undergraduate School - Course Tutor, DRL, AA Graduate School - PhD 2nd Supervisor, PhD, AA Graduate School - Course Teaching Assistant - First Year, History and Theory Studies, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Alexandra Vougia (Thessaloniki, 1983) graduated in 2007 from the Faculty of Architecture of the Aristotle University, Thessaloniki – Greece, and holds a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design - MS AAD from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation - GSAPP, Columbia University (2008). in June 2016, she was awarded her PhD by the AA. Alexandra has worked as an architect in New York (Morris Sato Studio) and Athens (A. N. Tombazis & Associates Architects) and has been teaching at the AA since 2012; currently studio and History and Theory Studies in the First Year and the DRL.
Bostjan Vuga
Unit/Programme:Diploma 13
Position:Unit Master, Diploma 13, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: please have a look to the diploma prospectus

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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.