Dora Sweijd,

Unit Master

Professional qualifications

Professional Registration, Orde van Architecten Vlaams?Brabant, Belgium

Research Interest

Through practice and teaching, Dora’s field of research focuses on architectural form in relation to behavioural and induced interpersonal factors. Another stream focuses on the politics of construction techniques and innovating with digital construction technologies for concrete formwork and assemblages for multi-integrated structural systems.

Biography:

Dora Sweijd is a co-founder and co-principal of LASSA architects with Theodore Sarantoglou Lalis, a research and design practice that operates at the intersection between the fields of art, technology and social science. LASSA is strongly engaged with technology for its pivotal role in the way we collaborate, design and fabricate architecture. Current work includes commissions from the public and private sectors in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In 2010, LASSA was awarded a REA European re

Exhibitions

2017, LASSA + PART, BEL:EST. A Laboratory for Europe in Brussels
Research on a number of urban design and architecture problems that the city of Brussels faces every day. The issues explored were based on selected expertise from Belgian as well as Estonian side. We looked at how to improve the security of critically important buildings in the city, how urban planning and architecture could support a more coherent society, how a more digital society might change the physical city around us, etc. The conclusions and solutions – site-specific to locations in Brussels – formed the core of an exhibition http://www.bozar.be/en/activities/132288‑belest _http://2017.tab.ee/programme/satellite-programme/bel-est/

Publications

2015, Lionel Blaisse, Ypsilon House : En butte à l'horizon, Architectures CREE, Architectures CREE

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THE AA RECEIVES THE POWER TO AWARD ITS OWN DEGREES

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.

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