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Architectural Association (Incorporated)

Company details
The Architectural Association (Inc) was incorporated on 13 November 1920 as a company limited by guarantee. The company is registered at Companies House with registered company number 00171402.

Charity details
The Architectural Association (Inc) was awarded charitable status on 9 September 1963 and is a registered at the Charity Commission with registered charity no 311083.
The AA’s charitable objects are: ‘to promote and afford facilities for the study of architecture for the public benefit’

Governing Documents
Articles of Association

Annual Report and Financial Statements
Annual Report and Financial Statement 31 July 2019

Certificate of Employer’s Liability
Public Liability Insurance (pdf) – London Bedford Square
Public Liability Insurance (pdf) – Hooke Park

Gender Pay Gap Statement
Gender Pay Gap Statement 2018

Architectural Association Publications Limited

The Architectural Association Publications Limited was incorporated on 28 February 1990 as a company limited by shares. AA Pubs is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Architectural Association (Inc) and is the vehicle through which the AA operates any business activities relating to AA Publications.

Governing Document
AA Pubs Articles of Association

Annual Report and Financial Statements
Annual Report and Financial Statement 31 July 2018


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The Architectural Association, Inc. is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (No.171402) and registered as a charity (No. 311083). Registered office: 36 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3ES, 020 7887 4000

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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.