Alican Sungur, MArch(dist), BArch

Studio Tutor

Professional qualifications

Registered Architect Turkey (Chamber of Architects Turkey)

Research Interest

- Computational design & Complex modelling - Performance oriented design - Dynamic modelling - Genetic algorithms - Agent based systems - Emergence, genetic algorithms - Environmental analysis - Robotic fabrication - Material systems


Alican Sungur is an architect and researcher. He holds a March degree with distinction from the AA, Emtech studio and a BArch degree from METU. Currently, he is been employed by WilkinsonEyre. He is specialised in analysis driven design, computational tool making and complex modelling. Currently, focusing on dynamic modelling he is working on the use of such in form finding and optimisation. Alican has taught at the Architectural Association and Oxford Brookes University. Prior to his current po

Installations and Constructions

2018, Emtech Staff & Students, AA Projects Review EmTech pavillion

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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.