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Regular gifts to the Architectural Association allow the School to plan further ahead, in the knowledge that committed alumni and other individuals have pledged their support across the year. Such gifts, via banker's order or payroll giving, are extremely valuable.

You can make regular gifts to the AA via:

Banker's orders/Standing orders

These can be paid at fixed intervals (for example, monthly, quarterly or annually) for a set period of time (for example, five, ten or 20 years) or indefinitely. Banker's orders/standing orders provide a formal long-term pledge of support to the AA.
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Payroll giving

This is a means of making a donation directly from your salary before income tax is calculated and deducted. This way you automatically get tax relief at your top rate of tax, and the AA receives the gross value. For example, if you are a basic taxpayer, a monthly gift of £5.00 to the AA would effectively cost you only £3.90. Please contact your own payroll office to enquire whether they participate in Payroll Giving.

Single gifts

All one-off gifts are of great benefit to the AA, whether small or large. These can be made by cheque, credit card, Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) card or voucher. Please make all cheques and CAF vouchers payable to The Architectural Association Foundation.


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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.