London's Street Trees: A Field Guide to the Urban Forest

Series: Members' Trip
Date: Wednesday 31 May 2017 : 18.30
Speaker: Members' Walking Tour

Coinciding with London Tree Week 2017 and the launch of Paul Wood’s new book, 'London's Street Trees: A Field Guide to the Urban Forest', Members and students are invited on a walking tour setting off from the AA to explore London’s urban forest.

Looking specifically at street trees and their impact on the cityscape, Paul will provide a brief history of urban trees and their use in planning from the 19th century onwards and offer some thoughts on best practice for planners and architects. Taking in streets around the school in Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia, coincidentally spanning two boroughs – Westminster and Camden – we will look at trees in situ highlighting their impact on the city, the differences between local authority planting, and the remarkable variety of species to be found.

The tour will begin outside 36 Bedford Square.

This event is free for AA Members and students, but registration is necessary via the Members' event page:

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Image: Paul Wood

Members' Evening 2017

Series: Members' Event
Date: Monday 26 June 2017 : 18.00
Speaker: Members' Evening

All AA Members and press contacts are invited to Members’ Evening 2017, an exclusive private view of the Projects Review exhibition on Monday 26 June.

Guests will have a chance to tour the end of year show in a relaxed setting with AA Students on hand to answer questions about their work.

Complimentary food and drink will be served.

If you are a journalist looking to cover the AA Projects Review exhibition and would like to attend, please e-mail

My Architect

Series: Members' Screening
Date: Thursday 29 June 2017 : 19.00
Speaker: Members' Screening

An AA Members' Screening of a film by Nathaniel Kahn, My Architect, 2003

Director Nathaniel Kahn barely knew his father, but many throughout the world did. He was renowned architect Louis Kahn, who designed noteworthy buildings in California, Texas and even Bangladesh. Nathaniel explores his father's past, interviewing architects such as Frank O. Gehry, as well as members of the multiple families started by the philandering Louis. What emerges is a portrait of a brilliant but unreliable man whose creations, which are featured prominently in the film, still astound.

Only open to AA Students and Members                                                                           

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The AA Cinema has limited seating so early arrival is recommended.

Image: Louis Kahn & Gordon Sainsbury at the AA in 1961 (Courtesy of the Architectural Association Photo Library) 

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