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view 12/2/2001 RYKWERT, Joseph with Richard Sennett The Seduction Of Place 88 mins
view 9/10/2007 PIMLOTT, Mark Without and Within: Territory, the Interior and the Triumph of System over Place 88 mins
view 9/3/2015 KOOLHAAS, Rem Elements of Architecture: Venice and After 88 mins
view 12/3/2015 LEHNERER, Alex Architecture’s Present Perfect 88 mins
view 1/11/1999 MAGNAGO LAMPUGNANI, Vittorio The History Of Urban Planning As a Historical Project 88 mins
view 20/2/2012 VIDLER, Anthony Troubles in Theory: The State of the Art From Townscape to Datascape 88 mins
view 21/5/2010 WEIZMAN, Eyal Architecture and its Past Symposium 5/9: ‘Forensic Architecture' 88 mins
view 26/11/2013 BARR, Roz A Process in Making 88 mins
view 31/10/2006 MASTENBROEK, Bjarne The Architect is Dead. Long Live the Architect! 88 mins
view 1/11/2003 Tony Fretton, Tony Fretton, Amy Catania Kulper The Intimate Metropolis 10/11 88 mins
view 10/3/2005 TOMBAZIS, Alexandros Less is Beautiful - Thoughts on Architecture 87 mins
view 17/11/1997 MOUFFE, Chantal Ethics and the Questions of Space, the Environment and Architecture: Decision or Deliberation - The Ethics of Democracy 87 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.