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view 22/4/2020 AA Earth Day Expanding Horizons 63 mins
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view 12/2/2020 Javier Castañón From Now On 56 mins
view 30/1/2020 Ahmed and Rashid bin Shabib Dubai’s first man-made island (1974) Reima & Raili Pietilä 41 mins
view 27/1/2020 Tanja Siems and Theo Lorenz Participatory Performance and After Effect 77 mins
view 21/1/2020 Martyn Evans in conversation with Ryan Neiheiser and Xristina Argyros Common Place 67 mins
view 16/1/2020 Huda Tayob Race, Space and Architecture 63 mins
view 13/1/2020 Portia Kamons Acting Up: Documentary, Site-Specific and Verbatim Performance as Political Protest 99 mins
view 9/1/2020 Theodore Spyropoulos YOU WILL NOT MAKE ANY MORE BORING ARCHITECTURE 46 mins
view 8/1/2020 Xavier De Kestelier Off-World Architecture 80 mins
view 7/1/2020 Sergio Altomonte The Value of Variance: Designing for Comfort and Well-Being 83 mins
view 6/1/2020 Andreas Bründler Constellations - Correlations 102 mins

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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.