Simon Lee Dickens
Unit/Programme:Technical Studies
Position:Course Tutor - Intermediate TS3, Technical Studies, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Simon Dickens is an architect with over 20 years of international experience, working for companies such as Grimshaw Architects, Gensler and co-founding Youmeheshe. He has a varied portfolio demonstrating sustainable design responses for master planning, education, cultural museums, public, commercial and residential projects. Simon has worked on a number of high profile projects including Bath Spa, The Rolls-Royce Manufacturing Plant and Headquarters, Lords Grandstand and the Britannia Airport proposal in the Thames Estuary. Simon leads Unit 10 within The Bartlett School of Architecture's MArch Architecture course, together with Professor CJ Lim.
Ryan Thomas Dillon
Unit/Programme:Intermediate 5
Position:Member, , AA Academic Committees School Course Master, DRL, AA Graduate School Programme Co-ordinator, DRL, AA Graduate School Course Lecturer - 3rd Year, History and Theory, AA Undergraduate School Unit Master, Intermediate 5, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Ryan Dillon studied architecture at Syracuse University and holds an MA from the AA's Histories and Theories programme. He has been Unit Master of Intermediate 5 since 2013 and currently teaches in the AA's undergraduate History & Theory programme and the AA DRL, where he serves as Programme Coordinator. He has also taught at the University of Brighton. He has previously worked at Moshe Safdie Architects on projects such as the Khalsa Heritage Complex and the Peabody Essex Museum.
G. Stewart Dodd
Position:Course Lecturer, Chengdu, AA Visiting School
Bio: Stewart Dodd is an award-wining architect, founding director of London based practice Satellite Architects and a long serving design tutor. Since 1996 Stewart has taught at both the Bartlett, University College London and the Architectural Association, whilst pursuing a parallel career running a successful, design lead practice. Having studied architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London under Sir Peter Cook he worked for several architects across the UK and Europe, prior to founding Satellite Architects in the late 1990’s. Stewart is committed to creating exceptionally designed, economically viable buildings with a responsibility to the environment. Through this, he has remained a committed proponent for architectural education and has used his academic career as a constant presence in the studio to encourage a conceptual discourse. His work exemplifies a determined ambition to participate as creator in improving and stimulating the built and extended environment.
Eleanor Jane Dodman
Unit/Programme:Media Studies
Position:Course Consultant - Intermediate, Media Studies, AA Undergraduate School Tutor, Summer School, AA Summer School School
Bio: Eleanor graduated from the Architectural Association (AA) in 2014. Whilst at the AA she was student editor of AArchitecture, the schools tri-annual newsletter. For two years she served on the AA Council and as Honorary Librarian. Eleanor was awarded the AA Prize for significant contributions to the school and the Nicolas Pozner Prize for single best drawing of the year. Her work has been exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the Architectural Foundation, the London Festival of Architecture and the Royal Scottish Academy of Art Open Exhibition. Eleanor has worked at numerous practices both large and small including WilkinsonEyre where she worked for 5 years. She gained extensive experience at WilkinsonEyre Architects, working across arrange of scales and sectors, with a focus on cultural and public projects. Eleanor left in 2018 to set up Eleanor Dodman Architects.
Jack Draper
Unit/Programme:Design and Make
Position:Course Tutor, Design and Make, AA Graduate School
Bio: Jack is a craftsman-maker whose work focuses on material understanding and the way this can effect the process of design. Jack is continuously working on a broad spread of projects from individually hand-shaping furniture commissions, to digitally visualising and engineering complex timber constructs. He operates from his Dorset based workshop and is Course Tutor for the Architectural Association’s Design + Make programme.
Aude-Line Duliere
Unit/Programme:Diploma 18
Position:Unit Master, Diploma 18, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Aude-Line Duliere is an architect. She holds a M.Arch from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and also studied in Brussels at Sint-Lucas (KU Leuven). She worked at David Chipperfield Architects between 2010-15 and has been part of the development team at Rotor in Brussels. She previously practiced on the construction and conception of movie sets across Europe. She has been a visiting professor at the KADK in Copenhagen and taught perspective and architectural drawing at La Cambre ENSAV in Brussels. In 2010, she co-authored Once Upon a Time… Monsterpieces of the 2000s! (ORO Editions). She is the recipient of the 2018 Wheelwright Prize with a focus on the potential re-use of material within the movie industry.
Ian Duncombe
Unit/Programme:Technical Studies
Position:Course Lecturer - Diploma TS4, Technical Studies, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: IAN DUNCOMBE is a Board Director at ChapmanBDSP, an international consulting engineering practice specialising in sustainability and the design of low energy buildings. Apart from a commitment to environmentally responsible design, the practice has an established reputation for engineering innovation and for integrating advanced computer modelling techniques in its day-to-day work. During his career, Ian has worked closely with many leading architects on innovative and exciting projects all over the world. He has a keen interest and a wealth of experience in environmental engineering and particularly enjoys developing holistic solutions where architecture and structure form an integral part of the environmental systems.
Malgorzata Dzierzon
Position:Course Consultant, AAIS, AA Graduate School
Bio: Malgorzata is a London-based dancer, choreographer and producer. Born in Poland she worked as a dancer with Rambert, Gothenburg Ballet, Singapore Dance Theatre, Peter Schaufuss Ballet and Royal Danish Ballet. As a choreographers she has been commissioned to create work for Kettles’ Yard Gallery, Serpentine Gallery Rambert and Wroclaw Opera Ballet among others. She is a member and producer with New Movement Collective, Artistic Co-Director of Fertile Ground and Contemporary Company Leader at Royal Academy of Dance STEP Programme.
Spyros Efthymiou
Unit/Programme:Projective Cities
Position:Consultant, Projective Cities, AA Graduate School
Bio: Spyros Efthymiou is an architectural engineer, researcher and educator. Currently he is working as a computational designer at the Parametric Applied Research team at AKT II in London.In parallel, he explores and teaches computational design research methodologies in the UK and abroad.He holds a degree in Architectural Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens [N.T.U.A] and a Master of Science at the Emergent Technologies and design proramme from the Architectural Association school of architecture.
Shin Egashira
Unit/Programme:Diploma 11
Position:Unit Master, Diploma 11, AA Undergraduate School Course Tutor - Year 1, Media Studies, AA Undergraduate School Course Lecturer, Koshirakura/Tokyo, AA Visiting School
Bio: worked in Tokyo, Beijing and New York before coming to London. Artworks and installations include English House at the Camden Arts Centre, Impossible Vehicle at the Spiral Garden, Tokyo, and Slow Box/Afterimage, How To Walk An Elephant, Beyond Entropy. He has taught at the AA since 1990 and is currently Unit Master of Diploma Unit 11. He has been conducting a series of building workshops in rural communities across the world including Japan, China and Portugal while actively involving with urban research workshops in Shanghai and Tokyo.

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