Anna Wai
Unit/Programme:Technical Studies
Position:Course Lecturer - Intermediate TS3, Technical Studies, AA Undergraduate School
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
Position:Head of Research Director of Studies, AA PhD Programme, AA Graduate School Director, Emergent Technologies and Design, AA Graduate School
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 taught at the AA School of Architecture since 1989 in a range of positions from Workshop Tutor 1989-91, Intermediate Unit Master 1991-96 and then Diploma Unit Master 1996-2000, Master of Technical Studies 1997-2009 through to Academic Head 2006-2009 . He received the Acadia Award for Excellence 2008. Founding Director of Emergent Technologies and Design 2000 to date. Whilst his principal research and teaching has been conducted at the Architectural Association, he has published and lectured widely, and taught seminar courses, studios and workshops at many other schools of Architecture in Europe, including in Delft, Rome, Barcelona, Vienna and in Stuttgart; and in the United States at Yale, CCA, Berkeley and Rice, and in Canada at Calgary, and in China at Tsinghua Beijing/The University of Hong Kong
Ines Annete Weizman
Unit/Programme:History and Theory
Position:Diploma Course Tutor, History and Theory, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Ines Weizman is professor of architectural theory and director of the Bauhaus-Institute for History and Theory of Architecture and Planning at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. In 2015 she founded the Centre for Documentary Architecture (CDA). Among her numerous publications and exhibitions are the installation »Repeat Yourself.« Loos, Law and the Culture of the Copy that was presented at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2012. In 2019 she will publish the edited book Dust & Data. Traces of the Bauhaus across 100 Years with Spector Books. Currently she is working on the exhibition of the CDA The Matter of Data. Tracing the Materiality of „Bauhaus Modernism” which will be shown in 2019 at the Bauhaus Museum Weimar und in Tel Aviv at the White City Bauhaus Center.
Eyal Weizman
Unit/Programme:Diploma 3
Position:Unit Consultant, Diploma 3, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Eyal Weizman is a forensic architect
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 presented in key venues in the UK including Dance City, DanceEast, Greenwich Dance, Pavilion Dance South West and Rich Mix as well as in festivals in Spain, Poland, Latvia, Italy and Switzerland. A course consultant at the Architectural Association – School of Architecture, Renaud has a particular interest in collaborative work and in merging practices with a rang of art forms including Architecture, Film, Music and Design. In 2015 Renaud created and toured his new work Who Killed Bambi?. Last year, he co-created and performed in Collapse, a period drama at the London Southbank Centre with New Movement Collective. He engages regularly with a large number of professional dancers, dance students and enthusiasts, leading Master Classes, workshops and creating short works with students from Royal Ballet School, Central School of Ballet and London Contemporary Dance School amongst others. Renaud recently worked as movement director for a production of Othello at the Bristol Tobacco Factory. He is a recipient of the Once Dance UK mentoring programme and took part in Dance East Rural retreat for future leaders in 2015.
Simon Withers
Unit/Programme:First Year
Position:Unit Master, Intermediate 14, AA Undergraduate School
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.
Maciej Woroniecki
Unit/Programme:Professional Practice Part 2
Position:Course Lecturer, Professional Practice, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: MAciej graduated from the Architectural Association School of Architecture and joined STUFISH in 2010. Since then he has worked on a variety of projects through all stages across the globe. MAciej employs a strong holistic design throughout his projects; balancing the multiple elements of building, context and program into a single narrative. He leads projects from its creative inception, detailing and site review through to grand opening. An example of MAciej’s work ethic is the Dai Show Theatre in Xishuangbanna, China. The $290 million theatre was designed to address a bespoke water show from famed show director Franco Dragone, as well as the natural contextual beauty of Xishuangbanna. MAciej was project architect on the Wuhan Movie Theme Park in Wuhan, China, which held its grand opening in September 2014. MAciej was integral on STUFISH’s submission for the Keller Auditorium Architectural Design Competition in 2017. He is also involved in a number of projects in Korea, America and the UAE. Alongside this, MAciej has taught at his Alma Mater and has been a guest critic along with the Westminster University and The ESAG Penninghen in Paris.
Simos Yannas
Unit/Programme:Sustainable Environmental Design
Position:2005- Director,MSc/MArch Sustainable Environmental Design, AA Graduate School 2004- Director, AA PhD Programme Member Graduate Management Committee and AA Academic Board
Bio: Simos Yannas has led environmental design research and teaching at the AA since the late 1970’s. He has taken part in collaborative national and international research projects and his books and papers have been published in over a dozen languages. At the AA, he is responsible for the post-professional MSc and MArch programmes in Sustainable Environmental Design (AA SED) and the School’s PhD Programme. Outside the AA he has lectured in some thirty countries. He has supervised many MA, MSc, MArch and MPhil dissertation projects, as well as some thirty PhD to successful completion and has acted as Examiner on several UK Masters programmes and on PhD projects in both UK and abroad. His two-volume Solar Energy and Housing Design, published in 1994, was widely acclaimed and still features on reading lists around the world. More recent books include the Portuguese language Em Busca de uma Arquitetura Sustentavel para os Tropicos (Toward a Sustainable Architecture for the Tropics), currently in its second edition with Spanish and English introductions; Roof Cooling Techniques-a design handbook, which was shortlisted for the Royal Institute of British Architects’ RIBA International Book Award for Architecture, and Lessons from Vernacular Architecture published 2014. His essays on adaptive architecturing have appeared in a special issue of AD Architectural Design and in Architecture and Energy-Performance and Style published 2013 by Routledge. He has curated exhibitions of AA SED student projects in several countries and has authored or co-authored over one hundred papers on research undertaken within the AA SED programme. Simos Yannas is a founding member and the permanent Secretary of PLEA, an international expert network on sustainable architecture and urban design started in 1981. He was awarded the PLEA Achievement Award in 2001.
Andrew Wai Tat Yau
Unit/Programme:Diploma 16
Position:Unit Master, Diploma 16, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Andrew Yau co-found Urban Future Organization with Denis Balent, Jonas Lundberg and Garry Thomas in 1996 with the ambition to formulate a co-evolving network of design practices. He has acted as co-director of the London office since. He has been the lead designer for multiple winning schemes including Sarajevo Concert Hall, Museum of Contemporary Arts in Castelmola, Regeneration Masterplan of Linguagrossa, he earned a Holcim Prize European Gold Medal, Global Silver Medal, in Sustainability for the Mulini Valley Regeneration Project in Amalfi. The Headquarter of Simone Gatto Citric Factory and Casa Nicolas have been dominated for Mies van der Rohe Award. He is currently working on the winning masterplan of Messina Waterfront. He graduated from Architectural Association Graduate School of Architecture in 1997 and he is indebted to Jeffrey Kipnis, Bahram Shirdel and Ben van Berkel, following his first professional degree from Temple University where he was award Distinction from AutoDesSys Joint Universities Programme. Shortly after graduation from the AA, he joined Michael Hensel and Tom Verebes, OCEAN UK, before he worked with Donald Bates and Peter Davidson on the winning scheme of Federation Square in Melbourne, Australia. Andrew is an academic for more than 15 years, currently teaches Diploma 16 with Jonas Lundberg at Architectural Association and holds a Senior Lecturer post at University of Westminster. He has been invited to conduct research work on various cities, and earned an Education Award from Quadrante di Architettura for the regeneration project of Milazzo. He has lectured, exhibited and published his professional and research works around the world, including the Venice Biennale, Beijing Biennale, Shanghai Expo and recently Seoul Biennale 2017. He has organised numerous workshops in Europe & the Far East.
Pei Yee Yong
Position:Course Lecturer, Budapest, AA Visiting School
Bio: Originally from Borneo, Pei Yong is an ARB Registered Architect and is currently resides in Budapest. She graduated from the AA Diploma and has worked internationally for renowned practices in London, Barcelona, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai and Singapore. Pei is the founding director of WY Design. She is also the program head to AA Visiting School Budapest.

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