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view 8/12/1990 HEJDUK, John Symposium on the city: Alvin Boyarsky Memorial Event 1/6 40 mins
view 15/3/2012 Lina and Gio Roundtable Discussion with Isa Ferraz, Marcelo Ferraz, Giancarlo Latorraca, Marco Romanelli Hosted by Ana Araujo 2 of 2 Discussion 40 mins
view 1/1/1994 PAWLEY, Martin Architecture Armageddon 40 mins
view 23/1/1997 BARTRAM, Carolina Lightness and Engineering 40 mins
view 13/11/2009 DUGGAN, Fiona AA Space Plan Report 40 mins
view 8/5/1999 VARIOUS Globalization and World Cities: Reflections from São Paulo 7/7 40 mins
view 11/5/2012 Translate the Intangible Symposium organised by PhD in Architectural Design Candidates 4 of 6 40 mins
view 20/10/2016 Luis Ortega Govela and Olivia Erlanger Hate Suburbia 40 mins
view 11/12/2000 RIFKIN, Adrian Psychoanalysis and Space 12/13 40 mins
view 30/1/2020 Ahmed and Rashid bin Shabib Dubai’s first man-made island (1974) Reima & Raili Pietilä 41 mins
view 2/5/2008 Dalibor Vesely, Teresa Stoppani, Theo Spyropoulos, Shin Egashira The Critique of the New: Questioning the Legitimisation of Newness through Technology 4/5 41 mins
view 4/3/1993 LIBESKIND, Daniel The Politics of Space 41 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.