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view 11/3/2011 AA Symposium Patrik Schumacher Introduction and Jeff Kipnis Debating Fundamentals: Probing the Autopoiesis of Architecture 1/10 61 mins
view 18/10/2012 SCHWARTZ, Martha DEFINING CONTEXT: The Work of Martha Schwartz Partners 80 mins
view 15/3/2007 DE COCK, Jan Denkmal 36 125 mins
view 21/2/1997 HILLIARD, John Depth of Field 108 mins
view 15/1/1987 NIXON, David Design for Life in Space 77 mins
view 2/3/2017 David Nixon Design for Space 93 mins
view 21/3/2011 FEZER, Jesko Design Problem Reality 68 mins
view 22/2/2006 FREEAR, Andrew Design through Making in Small-Town America 131 mins
view 28/6/2011 FORMAT Issue 1 - Magic Format Designing Delusion and Illusion 1/5 Jonathan Allen, Sam Jacob and Scott Penrose 65 mins
view 12/11/1993 LYNN, Greg Deviant Types: From a Typological to a Topological Architecture 70 mins
view 16/5/2006 DEXTRO DEXTRO 45 mins
view 30/6/2011 FORMAT Issue 1 - Philosophy Format Diagrams, Dialogues and Ideologues 2/5 Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, Robin Mackay and Alberto Toscano 112 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.