Info about School openings...

‘Tis with the spirit of Christmas we write to inform you that all of your student wishes are about to come true…

The AA Dining is now open as a working space between the hours of 12.15-10pm.  Don’t all rush at once but apparently it has great WIFI, heating and of course the ONLY microwave in the school. It’s quite an elderly machine but is due to be upgraded – it’s usage comes with a caveat - no glue, wax, tinfoil (etc) or non edible models.  They are hard to digest and will ruin the microwave.  There will be also be a 5 minute timer installed to stop people incinerating their food and themselves.  Can we also remind you that the floor and table tops are not receptacles for rubbish - there are bins for that purpose and that no glue and paint spray, or cutters – except for food- are to be employed in the area.  This is happening on a trial basis so treat the tables and the microwave with respect and there will be permanent access to one of the most desirable spaces in the AA.(nb The AA Dining Room has just made it to a book of unusual bars and restaurants of London ….  ) As if that weren’t enough for you the AA Bar is now offering decaf coffee, new wines and a machine accepting payment by credit and debit card.

And to top all of the exciting news above off - an absolute cherry on the cake - the AA Library will also be opening for the first time on Sundays from January 13th.  Hours will be 10-6pm.  Pinch yourselves it’s all true. 

Date Submitted: 14/12/2018


The AA school premises will be closed from Saturday 15th December 2018 to Tuesday 1st January 2019 (Inclusive).

Term 2 will start on Monday 7th January 2019.

Date Submitted: 14/12/2018

2019 Michael Ventris Award for Architecture

The trustees of the Michael Ventris Memorial Fund would like to invite applications for the 2019 Michael Ventris Award for Architecture. One award in the field of architecture (for the amount of £2,500) will be given to a small, independent project with a clear outcome whose contribution to the field should be characterised by uniqueness and innovation for the field of architecture.


The Fund was set in 1956 in the memory of Michael Ventris – an AA graduate – who became world famous for deciphering the ancient Greek script of Linear B. Anyone from the field of architecture is eligible to apply (current students who hold a first degree in architecture from all universities from all countries, or professionals). The award is intended to support an independent project rather than a continuing programme of study.


The project submitted for the award should be accompanied with a specific brief, an analysis of the expenses, and a clear objective (outcome, media, etc.) and they should also demonstrate what their contribution to the field of architecture would be. All applications should be in PDF format and must not exceed six single-sided A4 pages. In addition, two reference letters supporting the application should be sent directly from the referees.


Please email the application, with Michael Ventris Application in the subject line, to Roberta Jenkins: by Friday, 1st March 2019. Applications received after this date will not be considered.


For further information, please contact Manolis Stavrakakis, AA Ph.D., recipient of the Michael Ventris Award for Architecture, 2011, and the academic coordinator of the award on behalf of the AA via email:



The awards are made by a panel under the auspices of the Trustees of the Michael Ventris Awards in conjunction with the Architectural Association. Payment of awards will be made in a single instalment, payable after the announcement of the award (June 2019), and successful candidates will be required to submit a written report to the Advisory Committee on the work that the Award has enabled him/her to complete by 1st March 2020. The recipient may also be invited to make a public presentation of the results at the Architectural Association School of Architecture.


Date Submitted: 30/11/2018

Week 12 and Christmas Vacation Library Opening Hours / Programme Book Loans

Monday 10 December to Thursday 13 December: OPEN 10am-9pm

Friday 14 December: OPEN 10am-6pm

AA Closure: Saturday 15 December to Tuesday 1 January inclusive.

Wednesday 2 January to Saturday 5 January: OPEN 10am-6pm

Normal term-time hours resume Monday 7 January

Programme Books can be borrowed over the Christmas vacation from 10am Thursday 13 December

In person at the issue desk.    All programme books must be returned by 12midday Monday 7 January.

Date Submitted: 26/11/2018

Library closes at 5pm on Saturday 17 November

On Saturday 17 November, the library will be open 10-5pm, closing at 5pm for preparations for an AA event.

Date Submitted: 12/11/2018

Tuition Fees 2019-20 

AA Council has approved the Tuition fee levels for the 2019-20 academic year at its Ordinary General Meeting [OGM] held on Monday 1st October 2018. These are confirmed as follows. 

Foundation Course  (New students) £21,424 

Undergraduate Years 1 to 5 (New and Continuing students) £21,424 

Postgraduate MA/MSc (New students, full Programme) £26,240 

Postgraduate MArch (New students, full Programme) £36,430 

Postgraduate MFA (New students, full Programme) £35,649 

Taught MPhil (New students, full Programme) £43,733 

PhD/MPhil (New students) £26,240 

The tuition fee levels are confirmed by the School Registrar for inclusion in all marketing and recruitment materials (printed and digital) with immediate effect (October 2018). 

Date Submitted: 24/10/2018

Call for Applications from the AA Membership for AA Council Membership

This is an open call for AA members with the skills described below to apply to join the AA Council as directors and trustees of the Architectural Association (Incorporated).

The AA Council is seeking individuals from the AA membership with particular skills and experience as follows:

    • Members who hold or have held a senior position in a substantive architectural practice; and
    • Members who have significant experience and interest in fundraising and development gained in an organisation comparable to the AA.

Applicants must:

a)      At the time of application, be a full member of the Architectural Association and continue to be a full member for the duration of their tenure on Council

b)      be willing and able to perform the duties of a member of Council as described in the role profile (see attached);

c)      be able to devote sufficient time to attend and prepare for a minimum of 3 Council meetings per annum; 3 Council workshops per annum and attend committees and other working groups as requested;

d)      be willing to serve as a member of Council for at least one term of 3yrs (members of Council are limited to a maximum of 2 terms of 3yrs);

e)      not have been disqualified under the Charities Act 2011 from acting as a charity trustee due to:

–         having an unspent conviction for an offence involving dishonesty or deception;

–         being bankrupt or having entered into a formal arrangement with a creditor; or

–         having been removed as a company director or charity trustee because of wrongdoing.

Please submit your name, membership number, CV and a short statement of no more than 200 words confirming your eligibility for appointment and describing how you meet the skills and experience being sought.

In the event more than one candidate meets the eligibility criteria for one of the skills set being sought, those candidates will be put to a membership vote. In the event one or no candidate meets the eligibility criteria for one of the skills set sought, Council may at its discretion appoint the sole candidate or call for further applications.

Send applications to the Company Secretary, Holly Bowden, by email to by 5pm, Friday 30th Novem,ber 2018

Date Submitted: 16/10/2018

Meeting of the AA School Community

Please join us for a meeting of the AA School Community on Friday 12th October at 5pm in the Lecture Hall.  This is an important opportunity for all of us who are part of this community - AA students, staff and members of Council - to come together for two important updates: 

  • Introduction to the AA School Community: the annual account of the composition, role and function, constitution, rules and meeting procedures of this body;
  • The post-TDAP academic organisation of the AA School, and the launch of elections for a new academic committee structure supporting school-wide representation.


We look forward to seeing you on Friday and to the shared discussions ahead.

Date Submitted: 11/10/2018

Start of the Year Feedback Sessions with the School's Director and Registrar

Eva Franch i Gilabert and Belinda Flaherty invite all students to attend the Start of the Year Student Feedback Sessions. These sessions provide students the opportunity to discuss the academic year so far: share their experiences and opinions, and help the school stay committed in engaging with early feedback to take forward into the year.

All meetings will take place at 1pm in the Lecture Hall.

Monday 15 October – Foundation and First Year students
Wednesday 17 October – Graduate School Students
Friday 19 October – Intermediate and Diploma students

Date Submitted: 10/10/2018

Victoria Thornton OBE Appointed President of AA Council

The AA is delighted to announce that Victoria Thornton OBE was ratified as the next President and Chair of the AA Council at the Ordinary General Meeting held 1st October 2018 having taken the reins from David Porter who stood down having come to the end of his term as President. Read the full press release

Date Submitted: 4/10/2018

Notice of Ordinary General Meeting of the AA Council

Notice is hereby given that an Ordinary General Meeting of the AA Council will be held at 33 Bedford Square, First Floor Front, London, WC1, 1 October 2018 at 6.30pm. 

Date Submitted: 21/9/2018

Term Dates 2018/19

Monday 17th September - Friday 21st September 2018 Introduction Week for all new students

TERM 1 Monday 24th September to Friday 14th December 2018 (12 Weeks)

TERM 2 Monday 7th January to Friday 22nd March 2019 (11 Weeks)

TERM 3 Tuesday 23rd April to Friday 21st June June 2019 (9 Weeks)

TERM 4 (Graduate School MA/MSc students only) Monday 24th June to Friday 20th September 2019 (13 Weeks)

Please visit /STUDY/ for the calendar as a PDF and in digital format for subscription.

Date Submitted: 17/8/2018


The AA school premises  will be closed from Saturday 18th of August to 27th of August (Inclusive).

The AA School will reopen  from Tuesday 28th August.

Date Submitted: 9/8/2018

Troldtekt Award 2018 

Troldtekt is now inviting design and architecture students to participate in the Troldtekt Award 2018. The most creative and realistic proposal for using Troldtekt acoustic panels wins an award of €5,000.

Who is Troldtekt?

Troldtekt is a Danish company which, since 1935, has produced acoustic panels for ceilings and walls in all types of architecture. Their solutions are sold to multiple markets worldwide. Troldtekt acoustic panels are made from the natural materials wood and cement, and are certified in accordance with the sustainable Cradle to Cradle design concept.

What is the Troldtekt Award?

The Troldtekt Award is a design competition for design and architecture students from all over the world. The competition celebrates innovation among tomorrow’s architects.
The aim of the Troldtekt Award is to encourage students to explore Troldtekt acoustic panels and to find completely new ways of using them. Students from Europe and elsewhere have previously won the competition. Several UK students have also been short-listed.


The Troldekt award is open for entries from 1 October to 14 October 2018.
Participants must submit their projects no later than 4 November 2018.

Troldtekt Award 2018

Date Submitted: 28/6/2018


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