Architectural Association - Memo, Articles & By-laws

Articles of Association

Architectural Association, Inc. Statement of Public Benefit

The Architectural Association, Inc. is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. The Association's principal activity is the operation of a school of architecture and a learned society. The primary object of the Association, as stated in its Memorandum of Association is ‘for the public benefit to promote and afford facilities for the study of Architecture ...’.

In fulfilment of its objects, the Association of members and the school are inextricably bound together in the promotion and advancement of learning. Through its school, the Architectural Association acts as a forum for ideas open to a global architectural community and, being a major centre for debate, it offers a principal venue in London for an unparalleled public programme or architectural lectures, symposia and exhibitions, together with accompanying publications. Membership of the Association is open to all architects and others connected with or interested in the allied arts, professions or disciplines. The diversity and international character of its membership is a significant source of the Association's strength and vitality.

The Architectural Association is continually seeking to enhance the provision of its public programmes through an ambitious schedule of free evening lectures and exhibitions of student work, and the work of established and lesser-known architects. The school’s bursaries and scholarship programmes continue to be robust and to at least partially fund approximately 25 per cent of its undergraduate students each year. The Architectural Association has also begun work to improve the cataloguing of materials in its archive, and to widen access to these materials through promoting the Architectural Association’s collection to others in the scholarly community. While use of the Association's Library is free to members, it is open to non-members for a minimal fee. The Architectural Association and its Trustees are committed to the provision of public benefit and have prioritised the Association’s continued enhancements in this area for the year ahead.

Certificate of Employers' Liability Insurance

Public Liability Insurance (pdf)
Certificate of Employers' Liability Insurance (pdf).

Conflict of Interest Policy

Conflict of Interest Policy (pdf)

End of Year Reports

Annual Reports and Financial Statements 31 July 2017

Gender Pay Gap Statement

Gender Pay Gap Statement 2018


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The Architectural Association, Inc. is a Registered Charity Incorporated as a Company limited by guarantee. Registered in England No.171402. Registered office: 36 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3ES, 020 7887 4000

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