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view 21/5/2010 HATTON, Brian Architecture and its past Symposium 2/9: ‘Wandering through the Museum' 45 mins
view 16/5/2006 DEXTRO DEXTRO 45 mins
view 11/3/2011 AA Symposium Patrik Schumacher and Theo Spyropoulos Debating Fundamentals: Probing the Autopoiesis of Architecture - 2/10 45 mins
view 11/2/2009 COOK, Peter How to be an Interesting Architect 46 mins
view 6/3/2009 COUSINS, Mark Distructure: The Fall Of The Bastille 7/9 46 mins
view 4/5/2012 The Library is on Fire Part 2/Volume: Shumon Basar 46 mins
view 9/1/2020 Theodore Spyropoulos YOU WILL NOT MAKE ANY MORE BORING ARCHITECTURE 46 mins
view 8/12/1990 COOK, Peter Symposium on the city: Alvin Boyarsky Memorial Event 6/6 46 mins
view 5/12/1997 COUSINS, Mark The New: Science And The Break With Antiquity 6/17 46 mins
view 27/7/2016 Angelos Chronis Evolutionary Design Processes & Simulation 46 mins
view 16/2/2015 NAUTA, Jan Trial and Error 46 mins
view 30/1/1998 COUSINS, Mark The New: Modernism an the Revolutionary New 9/17 46 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.