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  Date Name Title Run time
view 13/3/2001 TAGLIABUE MIRALLES, Benedetta Enric Miralles Tribute Lecture 83 mins
view 8/3/2012 Piers Heath, Foster + Partners Environmental Design Response 57 mins
view 24/2/2009 SHERINGHAM, Michael Epistemologies of the Project 72 mins
view 26/11/1986 FOSTER, Norman Eric Lyons Memorial Lecture 80 mins
view 22/1/2001 MURAKAMI, Takako Essential Qualities of Japanese Space and Concept of My Chair Design 49 mins
view 16/2/1998 UNWIN, Tim Ethics and Place 68 mins
view 24/11/1997 HINSLEY, Hugo Ethics and the Questions of Space, the Environment and Architecture: Contested Landscapes - Ethics and Intervention in Australia 70 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
view 8/12/1997 MAXWELL, Robert Ethics and the Questions of Space, the Environment and Architecture: Ethics of Building 87 mins
view 2/12/1997 SCHUMACHER, patrik Ethics and the Questions of Space, the Environment and Architecture: Morality and Materialism 80 mins
view 31/5/2018 Rafi Segal in conversation with Ana Araujo Ethics Follows Aesthetics – The Life and Work of Alfred Neumann 86 mins
view 15/10/2002 MELVIN, John and Vedia Izzet Etruscan Places 73 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.