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Anna Wai
Unit/Programme:Environmental & Technical Studies
Bio: Anna?Wai?studied Civil and Architectural engineering at the University of Bath and is an chartered Structural engineering working at Price and Myers in London. Her interest lies in sustainable natural building materials and working closely with architects, artist and students developing concepts and prototypes. In addition she has tutored at the London Metropolitan and University of East London.
Michael Weinstock
Bio: Dr.Michael Weinstock is an Architect, currently Director of Research and Development, and Director of the Emergent Technologies and Design programme in the Graduate School. Born in Germany, lived as a child in the Far East and then West Africa, and attended an English public school but ran away to sea at age 17 after reading Conrad. Years at sea in traditional wooden sailing ships, with shipyard and shipbuilding experience. Studied Architecture at the Architectural Association 1982/88 and has ta
Eyal Weizman
Unit/Programme:Diploma 3
James Westcott
Unit/Programme:Diploma 18
Position:Unit Master, Diploma 18, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: James Westcott is a writer and editor trained first as a journalist. He is editor-in-chief of Elements of Architecture (Taschen, 2018 and Marsilio, 2014), co-editor of Project Japan (Taschen, 2011) and author of When Marina Abramovic Dies: A Biography (MIT Press, 2010). He taught a seminar on the Anthropocene and a studio on the US-Mexico border (among other courses) at TU Delft.
Renaud Wiser
Position:Course Consultant, AAIS, AA Graduate School
Bio: Born in Lausanne in 1979 and trained with the Ballet Junior in Geneva, Renaud Wiser is a former dancer with the Ballet du Grand Theatre de Genève, the Ballet National de Marseille, The Gothenburg Ballet, Rambert and Bonachela Dance Company. He is the Artistic Director of Renaud Wiser Dance Company and a founder-member of New Movement Collective (nominee at the 2013 and 2014 National Critic Circle Awards and associate company at Rambert). Twice commissioned by Dance City, his work has been presen
Simon Withers
Unit/Programme:First Year
Bio: Simon Withers is currently researching models and techniques of representation of architecture within museology. Hawksmoor’s St Alfege church is the initial focus and site for ‘Captivating the Attention of Strangers’. Previous experience includes partnership in an architectural practice, fashion design, electronics and teaching.
Thomas Woolner

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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 Diploma), 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.