Aikaterini Zacharopoulou
Unit/Programme:History and Theory
Position:Course Teaching Assistant - First Year, History and Theory, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Katerina Zacharopoulou is an architect and researcher from Thessaloniki, Greece. She received an Architect Engineer Diploma from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2016 and an MA with Distinction in "History & Critical Thinking in Architecture" in 2017 from the AA. Her research interests, currently explored in PhD research,concern the connection between architecture and humour. Katerina has talked about this topic at events and conferences at the AA, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,and RMIT, and she is the first architect to have presented a paper at the International Society for Humor Studies Conference, on its 30th anniversary.
Pablo Zamorano Mosnaim Zamorano
Unit/Programme:Technical Studies
Position:Course Lecturer - Diploma TS4 Term 2, Technical Studies, AA Undergraduate School Head of Geometry and Computational Design - Heatherwick Studio
Bio: Pablo is a Chilean architect and Head of Geometry and Computational Design at Heatherwick Studio where he works across all studio projects providing expertise and guidance on new technologies, techniques, and the execution of challenging geometries. He graduated from Universidad Central in Chile in 2004 and holds a MSc from the Emergent Technologies and Design programme at the AA. He’s practiced in Santiago Chile, New York and London
Thanos Zartaloudis
Bio: Dr. Thanos Zartaloudis was born in Athens, Greece and has been living and working in the UK since 1993. He is an academic, working currently as a Reader in Legal theory and history at the University of Kent, where he teaches at Kent Law School in Canterbury. He convenes there a year long course on Immigration, Asylum and Refugee Law and a course titled Law, Space and Power, that fuses architectural theory, urban planning and legal thought. He was earlier teaching at the University of London, Bir
Zaynab Dena Ziari Shalmani
Unit/Programme:History and Theory
Position:Course Tutor - Third Year, History and Theory, AA Undergraduate School
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Francesco Zuddas
Unit/Programme:Housing and Urbanism
Position:Studio Master, Housing and Urbanism, AA Graduate School
Bio: Francesco Zuddas holds a PhD in architectural history and co-directs the practice, urbanaarchitettura, engaged in projects across a range of scales from the domestic to the urban. He has been a visiting research scholar at GSAPP, Columbia University. His current research focuses on the relation between higher education and the urban condition, and his writings have appeared in AA Files, Domus, Oase, San Rocco, Territorio, and Trans.

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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.