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view 16/1/2012 Peter Cook Stuff and Nonsense for Architecture - 1/5 - Architecture and Education Series, organised by Mark Cousins 94 mins
view 9/12/2011 Mark Cousins The Poetics of Cliché: Place Settings - Design and Cliché - 5/9 57 mins
view 6/12/2011 WINTER, John Annual DOCOMOMO Lecture 93 mins
view 2/12/2011 COUSINS, Mark The Poetics of Cliche: ADMINISTRATION; the Biopolitics of Language 4/9 62 mins
view 1/12/2011 LOWENTHAL, David From Eden to Earth Day: Landscape Restoration as Mission and Metaphor 88 mins
view 30/11/2011 NORTH - Philippe Rekacewicz, Marianne Skjulhaug, Yi-Jen Chen, John Palmesino Roundtable Discussion 2/2 38 mins
view 30/11/2011 NORTH - Philippe Rekacewicz, Marianne Skjulhaug, Yi-Jen Chen, John Palmesino Roundtable Discussion - 1/2 64 mins
view 29/11/2011 SPUYBROEK, Lars The Sympathy of Things: Ruskin and the Ecology of Design 124 mins
view 25/11/2011 COUSINS, Mark The Poetics of Cliché: Emma Bovary; Love as Cliché 3/9 54 mins
view 24/11/2011 CARPO, Mario Digital Style 73 mins
view 22/11/2011 BALL, Benjamin Fast Cheap & In Control 87 mins
view 18/11/2011 COUSINS, Mark The Poetics of Cliche: Topos; Place and Commonplace - 2/9 57 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.