AA Writing Prize Winners 2016

Date Submitted: 5/5/2016

The AA writing Prize for First year and Intermediate School, and the Dennis Sharp Award for excellence in writing in the Diploma School will be held on 4th May 2016.

The AA writing Prize for First year and Intermediate School, and the Dennis Sharp Award for excellence in writing in the Diploma School will be held on 4th May 2016, in the Second Floor Rear Presentation Space, between 10 am and 4 pm. 

The announcement of the winner will take place at 5 pm. 

Jurors for the day include, Mark Cousins, Francesca Hughes, Ed Bottoms, Manijeh Verghese, Caroline Rabourdin, Sylvie Taher and others. 

Please join us for the presentation and discussion of work. First year and intermediate school will be presented from 10 am to 1 pm, and Diploma from 2 pm to 4pm.

Date Submitted: 3/5/2016

Result of the Election of Officers and Council 2016/2017

Declared at 17:05 on the 29th April 2016

In this year's elections, there were seven vacancies among the ordinary membership of Council, with thirteen candidates competing for those vacancies. For the first time in at least 10 years, the elections have resulted in a tie for one of those vacancies. In accordance with the AA’s by-laws, there will be a vote of the members in attendance at the next Ordinary General Meeting (scheduled for 9 May 2016) in order to resolve the tie.

Further details on the result of that vote will be available on or shortly after Tuesday, 10 May 2016.

The results of the election known thus far are as follows:

Robert Mull 373 ELECTED

Catherine du Toit 306 ELECTED

David Gloster 299 ELECTED

Patty Hopkins 292 ELECTED

John Andrews 276 ELECTED

Carlos Peters 261 ELECTED

Mark Prizeman 241

Victoria Thornton 241

Hilary French 208

Sofia Pia Belenky 168

Hunter Doyle 152

Jane Horcajo Rubi 150

Edward Hutchinson 145

TOTAL Number of Votes Cast 3112

Total Number of Ballots Issued: 2978
Total Number of Votes Cast: 690
Turnout: 23.2% 


Officers formally standing for election, but running unopposed (as per the by-laws):

President David Porter

Hon. Vice President Joanna Chambers

Hon. Vice President Richard Patterson

Hon. Secretary Marko Milovanovic

Hon. Treasurer Vicky Richardson


Council members remaining on the ballot without standing for re-election:

Past President - Paul Warner

Ordinary Members:

Oliver Domeisen

Christine Hawley

Elsie Owusu

Rory Sherlock

Jane Wernick

Date Submitted: 3/5/2016

Early May Bank Holiday closure notice

All premises in 32-39 Bedford Square and 4 & 16 Morwell Street will be closed on Monday 2nd May.

Date Submitted: 27/4/2016

Internship position available at Groosman

Groosman is looking for an enthusiastic international trainee (architecture).

If you are inquisitive and pro-active and want to gain experience in a creative, energetic office as member of Groosman's inspiring team, send your application to vacature@groosman.com heading "trainee".


Date Submitted: 25/4/2016


Notice is hereby given that an Ordinary General Meeting of the Registered Members (“Council”) of the Architectural Association, Inc. will be held at 32 Bedford Square, First Floor Back, London, WC1 on Monday, 9 May 2016 at 6:30 p.m. to transact the following business:


1) As endorsed by members of the General Purposes Committee, to agree the dissolution of the following three committees, effective 31 May 2016:

  • Building Committee;
  • Finance Committee; and
  • General Purposes Committee

and the constitution, effective 1 June 2016 of the following four committees in their place:

  • Audit & Risk Committee;
  • Estates & Infrastructure Committee;
  • Finance & Resources Committee; and
  • Strategy & Governance Committee


A member entitled to attend and vote at the meeting convened by this notice is entitled to appoint a proxy to exercise his/her rights to attend, speak and vote at the meeting. In accordance with Article 31 of the Articles of Association, no person shall be appointed a proxy except a Registered Member. The instrument appointing a proxy shall be deposited at the registered office of the Association not less than three hours before the time for holding the meeting or adjourned meeting, as the case may be, at which the person named in such instrument proposed to vote. The appointment of a proxy does not preclude a member from subsequently attending and voting at the meeting in person if s/he so wishes.

Date Submitted: 21/4/2016


The Premises in 32-39 Bedford Square, 4 Morwell Street and 16 Morwell street will be closed from Friday 25 March to Tuesday 12 April 2016 (inclusive).

The AA School will reopen again from Wednesday 13 April 2016.  Term 3 begins on Monday 25 April 2016.

Opening Hours (during non-term time)

Wednesday 13th to Friday 15th April         10:00 to 19:00 

Monday 18th to Friday 22nd April              10:00 to 19:00 

Saturday 16th & 23rdApril                          10:00 to 18:00 

Sunday 17th & 24th April                            CLOSED                  


Normal AA School Opening hours will resume from Monday 25 April 2016.

The AA Bookshop is closed from Friday 25 March to Tuesday 12 April 2016 (inclusive).

Date Submitted: 23/3/2016


Wednesday 13 April – Saturday 16 April : open 10-6

Monday 18 April – Saturday 23 April : open 10-6

Normal term-time hours will resume from Monday 25 April:

Monday –Friday 10-9, Saturday 10-6

Date Submitted: 16/3/2016

Internships available at Djao-Rakitine Landscape Architecture

Positions available for 3 to 6 months from March 2016

- Landscape Architect Assistant / Intern

- Architect Assistant / Intern

DJAO-RAKITINE LTD is seeking applications from dedicated, enthusiastic and English speaking students (or freshly graduated professionals) who have successfully completed several years of landscape architecture or architecture study and who would like to gain some professional experience.

Candidates must be thoroughly familiar with AutoCAD, InDesign and Photoshop.

Candidates must have the right to work in the UK or possess the relevant work permit or VISA.

Applications must includea cover letter, CV and portfolio of your recent work sent asa PDF forma(under 10MB).

Applications must be sent to: contact@djaorakitine.com


Date Submitted: 15/3/2016

AA ARCHIVES WILL BE CLOSED from 25th March - 12th April inclusive

During the Easter Vacation the AA Archives will be closed from 25th March - 12th April inclusive.

Date Submitted: 8/3/2016

2016/17 AA Bursary Application Forms

Eligible students can sign up for a bursary application form from Sabrina Blakstad (36 Bedford Sq, 2nd floor) from Monday 7March. Completed applications must be returned by the deadline: Friday 20 May 2016. The following AA students are eligible to apply:


  • Current registered/year out Undergraduate students
  • Current PhD students who will be registered in the 2nd or 3rd Year in 2016/17 of their fulltime studies at full fee rate
  • MPhil Projective Cities Year 2 students in 2016/17


The AA Bursary would be awarded on the understanding that the student is not in receipt of any other substantial additional award, which is equivalent to more than the value of one term’s fees. An AA Bursary is not deferrable.

Date Submitted: 7/3/2016


Monday 21 March – Wednesday 23 March : open 10-9

Thursday 24  March : open 10-6

AA Closure Friday 25 March to Tuesday 12 April inclusive

Date Submitted: 7/3/2016


Programme Reservations from 12midday Monday 21 March, must be reserved in person at the issue desk

Borrowing of Programme Books from 10am Wednesday 23 March, from the library issue desk

Maximum 2 programme books per person, no interlibrary loan, no normal reference books, no tutors own books

All reserved programme books must be borrowed on Wednesday 23 March.

On Thursday 24 March it will be a first come basis.

All programme books borrowed must be returned by 12midday on Monday 25 April.

Date Submitted: 7/3/2016

RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship & Kohn Pederson Fox Travelling Fellowship 2016


The RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship, supported by Lord Foster and Foster + Partners, offers one travelling scholarship of £6,000 to a student of architecture to support international research on a topic and at locations of the student’s choosing. One AA student will be nominated for the award and will then be put forward for consideration by the RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship award jury.

Submission Requirements

  • One completed application form signed by the student available at www.architecture.com/fosterscholarship 
  • One A1 poster presented as a pdf file detailing the proposal (topic, objective, locations). 
  • Applicants are restricted to 500 words for the poster submission and the file size should not exceed 5 MB. 
  • Applicants may submit video submissions as additional supporting material with a maximum duration of 2 minutes. 
  • The topic of the research should relate to the survival of our cities and towns and fall under one of the following themes: learning from the past to inform the future; the future of society; density of settlements; sustainability; use of resources; quality of urban life; transport.


Students must be enrolled in a RIBA validated degree programme or in a programme from a specially invited school (includes the AA) and must have successfully completed at least the first year of a Part 1 degree.



Each year, Kohn Pedersen Fox presents three $10,000 awards to students who are in their penultimate year at one of the 26 design schools with whom KPF has chosen to partner. The goal of the award is to allow students to broaden their education through a summer of travel before their final year at school. Two AA students will be nominated for the award by and will then be put forward for consideration by the KPF Travelling Fellowship award jury. 

Submission Requirements

  • A portfolio of 15 one-sided pages at 11” x 17” or smaller, in a binding.
  • All design work should be executed by the student alone. No work executed in an office - unless it has been designed and drawn solely by the student - should be included. 
  • The first page will be a one sided 8.5”x11” sheet with the applicant’s name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, school attending and signature of the director. This page should contain a statement of the student’s travel itinerary and the rationale for these travel plans. It should be easily detachable and should be the only page with any personal or identifiable information about the applicant.


Students in the penultimate year at the AA are eligible. Students may be in either a Bachelor of Architecture or a Master of Architecture degree program. The application is made by the student but must be approved by the director of the School, who may nominate two students from the class.




Date Submitted: 3/3/2016


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