Monday 12 December to Thursday 15 December : open 10-9
Friday 16 December : open 10-6

Saturday 17 December to Monday 2 January inclusive : closed

Date Submitted: 12/12/2016


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 12 December 2016 at 7 p.m.

Date Submitted: 12/12/2016

Call for submissions MOINOPOLIS

All AA students, staff and alumni are invited to submit essays for Issue 4 of the architectural journal MOINOPOLIS.

Deadline is 15th January 2017. For more information visit http://moinopolis.org

Date Submitted: 29/11/2016

AA Archives Christmas Vacation Closure

Saturday 17th Dec - Monday 2nd January inclusive

Date Submitted: 29/11/2016


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, 31 October 2016 at 7 p.m.

Date Submitted: 23/11/2016

Audiovisual office has moved

The Audiovisual Lab office has moved to No.36 Lower Mezzanine (the floor between Reception and DPL). 
The Green Room is operating as normal in No.39 Ground Floor.
Please contact Audiovisual for details.


Monday to Friday 10:00–18:00,
Student Loans 10:00–17:00
Lunch 13:00–14:00

Date Submitted: 23/11/2016

Green Room Software Update

The school has purchased BlackMagic Designs Fusion 8 described as " the world’s most advanced compositing software for visual effects artists, broadcast and motion graphic designers and 3D animators.”


Students and staff interested will need to use a software dongle available from Audiovisual.

Date Submitted: 23/11/2016

Video Archive

With justs under 3000 assets dating back to 1968, the AA Video Archive is one of the largest and most varied collections of its kind. Access it here on the AA YouTube channel:


Or through the AA Website:


Date Submitted: 23/11/2016

Source Material Blog

Students interested in video or are studying Video as part of Media Studies can find many examples of video work and complimentary art practice at


Joel Newman has run this blog since 2010.

Date Submitted: 23/11/2016

Competition: Place and Displacement: A Marketplace in Refugee Settlements

For full information visit www.idevelopment.us/competition/

Date Submitted: 22/11/2016

OPEN JURY November 2016

Friday 4 November 2016, 10.30am - 4.30pm

Lecture Hall & Rear Presentation Space

  AM- 10.30-13:00 (Lecture Hall)
Sessions City
10:30 Landscape Urbanism (Shreya Save)
Diploma 2 (Norine Chu)
Diploma 10 (Kenneth Chow)
11:20 Diploma 2 (Samuel Esses)
Intermediate 7 (Erik Hoffman)
Diploma 11 (Laurence Lumley)
12:10 Diploma 10 (Wenjun Zheng)
Intermediate 7 (Raphael Fogel)
Landscape Urbanism (Nataly Nemkova)
Discussion Moderator Alfredo Ramirez
Internal Critics Carlos Villanueva Brandt, Alfredo Ramirez, Marco Vanucci, Kostas Grigoriadis, Arantza Ozaeta Cortázar and Álvaro Martín Fidalgo
Invited Critic Homa Farjadi
  PM 01- 14:00-16:30 (Rear Presentation Space) PM 02- 14:00-16:30 (Lecture Hall)
Sessions Architecture Event
14:00 Design Research Laboratory Intermediate 14 (Sofia Belenkey)
Diploma 5 (Lorenzo Perri) History and Theory (Federico Ortiz)
Diploma 16 (Michael Cheung) Projective Cities (Valerio Massaro)
14:50 EmTech (Syed Arshad, Xiaoxiao Luo and Diego Valdivia) Diploma 9
Diploma 16 (Sarah Goh) Diploma 7 (Pete Jiadong Qiang)
Intermediate 8 (Fang Lee) History and Theory (Constanza Larach)
15:40 Intermediate 10 (Alison Cheng and Eyal Amsili Giovannetti) Diploma 7
EmTech (Sharon Ann Philip, Zaqi Fathis ) Diploma 11 (David Schwizke)
Design Research Laboratory Intermediate 14 (Jakob Skote)
Discussion Moderator
Valentin Bontjes van Beek
Pernilla Ohrstedt
Internal Critics Mike Weinstock, Jonas Lundberg, Andrew Yau, Valentin Bontjes van Beek, Winston Hampel, Francisco González de Canales, Nuria Alvarez Lombardero Natasha Sandmeier, Samantha Hardingham, John Walter, Marina Lathouri, Pernilla Ohrstedt, Joseph Grima, Lara Lesmes, Fredrik Hellberg
Invited Critic Xavier de Kestelier Critic TBC
Date Submitted: 2/11/2016


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, 31 October 2016 at 7.00 p.m.

Date Submitted: 26/10/2016

Psychoanalysis and Architecture book launch introduction by Ana Araujo and Andrea Sabbadini

Psychoanalysis and Architecture - The Inside and the Outside

By Cosimo Schinaia

Published by Karnac Books

The book launch will take place on Saturday 22nd October 2016, from 10am to 1pm. The book will be introduced by Andrea Sabbadini (British Psychoanalytical Society) and Ana Araujo (London Architectural Association)

The Freud Museum, 20 Maresfield Gardens, London NW3 5SX

RSVP to Cosimo Schinaia: cosimo.schinaia@gmail.com

Date Submitted: 19/10/2016

Julia Frazer and John H. Frazer are awarded to The Warren McCulloch Award of the American Society for Cybernetics 

For several decades, through teaching, research and professional practice, Julia and John Frazer have promoted cybernetic thinking and techniques in the field of architectural design, and thereby contributed significantly to the elevation of architecture from a craft to a digital practice and research discipline. In doing this, they have continually advocated for the use of computers to facilitate conversation, emergence and co-creation in the design process, and to provoke continual critical re-assessment of the role of the architect in society and the role of tools and technology in architectural design and production.

Along with numerous other contributions, Julia and John Frazer were among the very first who applied autonomous non-determinism in the context of adaptive architecture, and who promoted the use of computers as interactive, generative design tools. Julia and John Frazer furthermore pioneered the field of tangible computer interfaces with innovative machine-readable models designed to facilitate user participation in design processes. They inspired and contributed significantly to the digital toolkits deployed by architects around the world, and laid the intellectual and practical foundations that underpin the approaches by which digital technology applications are currently explored in many architecture and design curricula worldwide.

We make this award in recognition of Julia and John Frazer’s above achievements and their instrumental roles in promoting cybernetics in the fields of architecture and design.

Michael Lissack

President of the American Society for Cybernetics

Date Submitted: 18/10/2016


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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.