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view 21/1/2002 GOW, Marcelyn and Chris PERRY (Servo) The Elastic Archive 1/2 70 mins
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view 26/2/2007 RICE, Charles The Emergence of the Interior 63 mins
view 6/3/2017 Shiqiao Li The Empire of Figures 81 mins
view 3/5/2011 PIZZIGONI, Vittorio The Energy of Mies van der Rohe 76 mins
view 27/11/2019 Will Jennings The English Landscape and the Neoliberal City 95 mins
view 30/10/1995 MERTINS, Detlef The Enticing and Threatening Face of Prehistory: Walter Benjamin and the Utopia of Glass 89 mins
view 19/1/2011 GONCALVES, Joana Carla Soares The Environmental Performance of Tall Buildings SED Jury Keynote Lecture and Book Launch 87 mins
view 17/10/2017 Manuel Orazi The Erratic Universe of Yona Friedman 67 mins
view 31/10/1997 COLLINS, Hannah The Everyday: The Physical and Psychological Spaces 86 mins
view 7/3/2019 Hugh Broughton in conversation with Giulia Foscari & Francesco Bandarin (AA Polar Lab Directors) The extreme challenge of building in Antarctica 90 mins
view 27/10/2017 Mark Cousins The Face and the Body 45 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.