Chris Davies
Unit/Programme:Technical Studies
Position:Course Lecturer - Diploma TS4, Technical Studies, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Chris Davies is structural engineer with a professional background in multi-disciplinary engineering with a degree from the University of Leeds in Architectural Engineering that included a year placement at the Pennsylvania State University. Chris has over ten years’ experience working at both a large and small structural engineering practices. During this period, he has collaborated with notable architects across multiple sectors. Currently he is providing engineering and project management services to the Spencer Group, a civil engineering design and build contractor.
Laura de Azcarate
Unit/Programme:Technical Studies
Position:Course Tutor - Diploma TS5, Technical Studies, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: "Laura de Azcárate is an Acoustic Designer and Architect, co-founder at SoundScape Studio in Madrid which specialises in sustainable architecture and acoustic design. She finished her Master's degree of Architecture at San Pablo CEU University and a Bachelor of Music in Madrid. She also holds an MSc in Environmental and Architectural Acoustics from London South Bank University. As an Architect and Music teacher specialised in Acoustics she pursues an international Design career trying to merge Architecture, Acoustics, Sustainability and Research"
Monia De Marchi
Unit/Programme:First Year
Position:Chair of UMC, AA Undergraduate School Member of the SMT, AA Undergraduate School Member of the AB, AA Undergraduate School Programme Head, First Year, First Year, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Monia De Marchi is an architect graduated from the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia and holds an MArch from the AA DRL. She has worked on projects in Egypt and Vietnam and has collaborated in the fields of fashion and graphic designers. She has taught at the AA since 2005, first within the Intermediate and Diploma Schools and has since 2011 served as head of the First Year.
Marie-Isabel de Monseignat -Lavrov
Unit/Programme:Semester Programme (UK)
Position:Course Master, AA Visiting School Semester Program
Bio: Marie-Isabel de Monseignat Lavrov, ARB Part III Architect, studied at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. She is currently the course Master of the AA Semester Programme and Director of MdeM architects. Marie-Isabel has previously thought the AA summer school programme in 2008 (Unit 6 “ Factory for Passe London Architecture”) and 2009 (Unit 1 “DomestiCITY”). She has also thought the BA Interior and Spatial Design Course at UAL Chelsea College of Art and Design in academic year 2013-14 (DRS1 “Enter-Act”) and led a workshop and lecture at SIVA (Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts) in March 2014, alongside being a regular visiting critic for juries at the AA, UAL Central Saint Martins and the University of Westminster. Marie-Isabel graduated from the AA with a high pass with distinction in technical studies, was awarded the Holloway Prize, and was shortlisted for AA Diploma honours. In 2011, she passed her ARB/Riba part III qualifications with Merit from the University of Westminster. Marie-Isabel has worked in the field of Urban Masterplanning, Architecture and Interior Design in different offices, in Amsterdam for MVSA, in Paris for Alberto Pinto, in Buenos Aires for Sanchez Elia, in New York for De-Kar Design and 3 years in London for Acme Ltd, winner of the RIBA Manser Medal Award for the Hunsett Mill House project in 2010. At Acme Ltd, she led a team of 4 architects on the retail extension of Westquay in Southampton UK. The project was awarded the Prix Versailles in 2018.
Andy Dean
Aljosa Dekleva
Unit/Programme:Nanotourism Honolulu
Position:Course Lecturer, Nanotourism - Honolulu, AA Visiting School Course Lecturer, Nanotourism - Cusco, AA Visiting School
Bio: Aljosa Dekleva, born in 1972, has graduated from Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and received Master degree in Architecture with Distinction from Architectural Association, School of Architecture, London. At the AA he co-founded an international architectural network RAMTV. Their master thesis on mass-customisation in housing Negotiate my boundary! was published first by AA Publications, London and later by Birkhauser, Basel. With Tina Gregoric, he directs Dekleva Gregoric architects, an architectural practice based in Ljubljana, who pursue the concept of research by design and design by research. Their aim is to challenge the obvious. In 2014 they were both leading the research and design group “Nanotourism” within the Biennial of Design BIO50 in Ljubljana, where they received the highest award “The Best Collaboration”. Since 2014 he runs an experimental teaching and research programme AA Visiting School Nanotourism. In 2016 Aljosa and Tina were curators of Slovenian national pavilion at Venice Architectural Biennale. As a guest professor he was teaching at Université de Montréal, at ENSA Paris Val de Seine and at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany. The work of Dekleva Gregoric Architects received several international and national awards: Silver Plate of the Luigi Cosenza European Architecture Award for XXS House; Nomination for Mies van den Rohe Award for KSEVT Cultural Centre of EU Space Technologies; Plecnik’s medal for Metal Recycling Plant; WAN House of the Year 2015 Award and commended in prestigious AR House Award 2015 by Architectural Review for Compact Karst House. In 2005 they received WALLPAPER* award, Best breakthrough designers. In 2012 they were Highly Commended for “21 for 21 WAN AWARDS”, listing the 21 architects for the 21st century. In 2016 Museum of Architecture and Design in Ljubljana has published a book on their work titled “Home by Dekleva Gregoric architects”.
Francesca Romana Dell'Aglio
Unit/Programme:History and Theory
Position:Course Teaching Assistant - 2nd Year, History and Theory, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Francesca is an architect, writer and educator. Having graduated from the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia (IUAV), she holds a Masters Degree with Distinction from the Architectural Association in London. Francesca has previously been a unit tutor at IUAV and Oxford Brookes, and is currently a teaching assistant in History and Theory Studies both at Central Saint Martins and the Architectural Association. For several years she has collaboratively worked on several exhibitions including projects for the last three Venice Architecture Biennale, and since 2011 she is editor of the Venice-based academic journal "La rivista di Engramma". Her PhD at the Royal College of Art research focuses on the relationship between rituals and architectural forms in London. Her writing appears in “Lobby”, “STUDIO magazine” and “La Rivista di Engramma”.
Apostolos Despotidis
Position:Course Tutor, DRL, AA Graduate School
Bio: Apostolos Despotidis is an architect and educator. He holds an M.Arch degree from the DRL in the Architectural Association and an Architect/Engineer degree from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Since 2014, he is working as an Associate at Foster and Partners where he is involved in projects of various scales from urban planning to installation design. In parallel he is a course tutor in DRL in the Architectural Association and running various workshops in the UK ( AADRL, AA Unit 3, RCA) and France (ESA). He has also lectured and been invited as a juror at the Architectural Association and at the Bartlett. He is a registered architect in Greece since 2010.
Lionel Develieger
Unit/Programme:Diploma 18
Position:Unit Master, Diploma 18, AA Undergraduate School , , AA School
Bio: Lionel Devlieger (°1972, Rwamagana) trained as an architect and engineer in Ghent and Rome. He obtained his PhD in architectural history and theory from Ghent University in 2005. The same year he co-founded Rotor with Maarten Gielen and Tristan Boniver. Lionel has been visiting professor at the Ghent University Architecture Department (2008-2011), at the UVa School of Architecture (2011), at the UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design (2011-2012), at the Academy of Fine arts in Vienna (2012), at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam (2014), and at the TU Delft Faculty of architecture and the Built Environment (2017). As an architectural designer and exhibition curator, Lionel was strongly involved in Rotor projects such as Deutschland Im Herbst (DE, 2008), Usus/Usures for the Belgian pavilion Venice Biennale (IT, 2010), OMA/Progress, on the work of Rem Koolhaas/OMA at the Barbican Art Gallery in London (UK, 2011). Lionel was, together with Maarten Gielen, co-curator of Behind the Green Door for the 2013 OsloArchitecture Triennale(NO). He was project leader for Deconstruction, an exhibition presented at the Design Triennale Reciprocity in Liège (BE, 2014), and later, in a different form, at Arc-en-Rêve in Bordeaux (2015). He recently led a double research/exhibition project for two contemporary arts festivals, the Bruges Triennial and Beaufort (BE, 2018). Lionel’s writings on architecture have been published in several Belgian and international journals. He was chief editor of Behind the Green Door. A Critical Look at Sustainable Architecture Through 600 objects, the main published outcome of OAT 2013. He recently co-authored Deconstruction et réemploi. Comment faire circuler les éléments de construction (2018),a book that summarizes 10 years of expertise in the field of building component reuse and deconstruction. In recent years Lionel lectured extensively on the work of Rotor in Europe, Asia and North-America.
Tina Marie Dicarlo
Unit/Programme:History and Critical Thinking
Position:Course Consultant, History and Critical Thinking, AA Graduate School
Bio: Tina di Carlo is an editor at Drawing Matter, for which she works on exhibitions, publications, acquisitions and the website, editing and producing content. A former curator of architecture and design at the Museum of Modern Art, New York and Director of Lectures, Exhibitions and co-Curricular activities at the Princeton University School of Architecture, she is a Harvard and Courtauld graduate in architecture and art history. Her doctoral dissertation examined how an exhibition could usher in a cultural shift, using the 1988 Deconstructivist Architecture exhibition at MoMA as a case study. She writes and speaks internationally.

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