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view 8/12/1997 MAXWELL, Robert Ethics and the Questions of Space, the Environment and Architecture: Ethics of Building 87 mins
view 12/7/1976 MAXWELL, Robert THE RALLY 17/23 95 mins
view 22/11/2006 MAXWELL, Robert Bob Maxwells Last Lecture 76 mins
view 21/5/2009 MAYER, Jurgen H Vorwand 50 mins
view 11/11/2003 MAYER, Jurgen H Re:public 90 mins
view 8/12/2009 MAYNE, Thom Lecture 2/2 27 mins
view 8/12/2009 MAYNE, Thom Lecture 1/2 60 mins
view 12/3/2010 MCCARTHY, Tom Artist Talk 70 mins
view 16/1/1997 MCDONNELL, Clive Landscape in Practice 85 mins
view 30/11/1996 MCFARLANE, Tim Diploma School TS Lecture 60 mins
view 23/1/1997 MCFARLANE, Tim Diploma School TS Presentation 76 mins
view 15/1/2013 MCNAMARA, Shelley Architecture as New Geography 114 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.