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view 26/1/1999 KOOLHAAS, Rem The Impact of Shopping on the Urban Condition 91 mins
view 1/11/2018 Holly Hendry, Chris Hildrey, Lawrence Lek and Public Practice, chaired by Justin McGuirk and Theodore Spyropoulos Ways of Seeing : Experimental Architecture and the Arts Foundation Award Shortlist 91 mins
view 28/2/2013 Geoff Manaugh, Mark Smout and Laura Allen Architect Explorers: Land Use Taxonomy / Landscape Transformation 92 mins
view 4/5/1999 BENSON, Gordon The Museum of Scotland 92 mins
view 22/3/2013 DAHLBERG, Jonas An Imagined City: Artist Talks Series, organised by Parveen Adams 92 mins
view 14/3/2005 OSWALT, Philipp Shrinking Cities 92 mins
view 27/10/1999 ALSOP, Will Public Consultation 92 mins
view 28/11/2008 FRAMPTON , Kenneth Le Corbusier At The AA 3/3 92 mins
view 4/2/2009 KARA, Hanif Engineering, a Practice 92 mins
view 7/10/2019 John Palmesino & Ann-Sofi Rönnskog (Territorial Agency) in conversation with Lucia Pietroiusti (Serpentine Galleries) Session 1: How to think with others? 92 mins
view 9/3/2004 BERKEL, Ben van From Diagram to Design Model 92 mins
view 28/1/2003 BETSKY, Aaron Learning from the Lowlands and Other Landscrapers 92 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.