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Date Submitted: 23/11/2016

Competition: Place and Displacement: A Marketplace in Refugee Settlements

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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

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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

Johnston Marklee talk at the RA

Monday 17 October 2016 6.30 — 8pm

The RA welcomes Californian architects Johnston Marklee to talk about their work, which combines geometrical complexity with a calmness and efficiency in form and material.

For more details visit

Date Submitted: 12/10/2016

Director’s annual ‘Start of Year’ student feedback meetings

All students are invited to attend the relevant meetings listed below. These offer an opportunity to provide feedback to Brett as the academic year is now underway, and all are settling into unit/studio and work routines.

Meetings are held at 1.00 in the Rear Second Presentation Space.

Monday 17 October, 1pm Foundation and First Year students

Tuesday 18 October, 1pm Intermediate and Diploma students

Wednesday 19 October, 1pm Graduate students

Date Submitted: 12/10/2016

Drawing workshop led by artist Alexandra Blum

Would you like to explore urban space through drawing?

Come to a drawing workshop on the deck of a Minesweeper boat - led by artist Alexandra Blum

Sunday 16th October 2016, 10.30am – 4.30pm on board the Minesweeper Collective’s boat moored in Deptford Creek, South East London

For more ionformation please visit the email link

Date Submitted: 28/9/2016

Annual Student Design Charrette

The Annual Student Design Charrette will take place on 22 Oct at the Zaha-designed Roca London Gallery

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Date Submitted: 21/9/2016

Intermediate Unit Introductions

Tuesday 27 September 2016


Introduction:  Brett Steele



Intermediate Unit 3: Nannette Jackowski & Ricardo de Ostos



Intermediate Unit 7: Marco Vanucci



Intermediate Unit 14: Joseph Grima & Pernilla Ohrstedt



Intermediate Unit 1: Lara Lesmes & Fredrik Hellberg



Intermediate Unit 12: Inigo Minns & Tyen Masten



Intermediate Unit 13: Soomeen Hahm



Intermediate Unit 8: Francisco Gonzalez de Canales & Nuria Alvarez Lombardero



Intermediate Unit 9: Christopher Pierce, Christopher Matthews & Amandine Kastler



Lunch break and Interview process Q+A led by current students


Intermediate Unit 10: Valentin Bontjes van Beek & Winston Hampel



Intermediate Unit 15: Ryan Neiheiser & Xristina Agyros



Intermediate Unit 6: Jeroen van Ameijde & Brendon Carlin



Intermediate Unit 5: Ryan Dillon



Intermediate Unit 2: Ana Araujo



Intermediate Unit 4: Arantza Ozaeta Cortázar & Álvaro Martín Fidalgo



Intermediate Unit 11: Manuel Collado, Nacho Martin & Nerea Cavillio



Intermediate Unit 16: Selma Mikou & Salwa Mikou



Informal meeting of Intermediate students and staff following the last presentation

On Monday 26th September, all RETURNING 2nd and 3rd Year students are required to Register with Belinda Flaherty and collect a countersigned Unit Choices Form in the Rear Second Presentation Space (10am to 6pm). 

On Monday 26th September, all NEW 2nd and 3rd Year students are required to collect a countersigned Unit Choices Form from Belinda Flaherty in the Rear Second Presentation Space (10am to 6pm).

The Interview Process cannot be undertaken unless Registration is completed and all Unit Choice Forms have been countersigned. 

Date Submitted: 21/9/2016

Diploma Unit Introductions

Monday 26 September 2016


Introduction:  Brett Steele



Diploma Unit 1: Miraj Ahmed & Martin Jameson



Diploma Unit 4: John Palmesino & Ann-Sofi Ronnskog



Diploma Unit 2: Didier Faustino & Kostas Grigoriadis



Diploma Unit 8: Maria Federchenko



Diploma Unit 10: Carlos Villanueva Brandt



Diploma Unit 17: Theo Sarantoglou Lalis & Dora Sweijd



Diploma Unit 7: Samantha Hardingham & John Walter



Diploma Unit 14: Pier Vittorio Aureli & Maria Giudici



Lunch break and Interview process Q+A led by current students


Diploma Unit 13: Lily Jencks & Jessica Reynolds



Diploma Unit 15: Giulia Foscari, Ekaterina Golovatyuk & Harikleia Karamali



Diploma Unit 5: Christina Diaz Moreno, Efren Garcia Grinda & Benjamin Reynolds



Diploma Unit 11: Shin Egashira



Diploma Unit 9: Natasha Sandmeier & Manolis Stavrakakis



Diploma Unit 18: Enric Ruiz Geli & Simon Taylor



Diploma Unit 16: Jonas Lundberg  & Andrew Yau



Informal meeting of Diploma students and staff following the last presentation

During this day, all RETURNING 4th and 5th Year students are required to Register with Belinda Flaherty and collect a countersigned Unit Choices Form in the Rear Second Presentation Space (10am to 6pm). 

During this day, all NEW 4th Year students are required to collect a countersigned Unit Choices Form from Belinda Flaherty in the Rear Second Presentation Space (10am to 6pm). 

The Interview Process cannot be undertaken unless Registration is completed and all Unit Choice Forms have been countersigned.  

Date Submitted: 21/9/2016

Student Survey 2015-16

The findings of the two Student Surveys conducted in the 2015-16 academic year are presented for review.

Students Surveys

These have been presented to the July meetings of the UMC and GMC and actions identified for further discussion and development. Thank you to all students who participated in this process.  

BF, School Registrar 

Date Submitted: 15/9/2016


The Premises in 32-39 Bedford Square, 4 Morwell Street and 16 Morwell Street will be closed from Monday 22 to Monday 29 August 2016 (inclusive).

The AA School will reopen again from Tuesday 30 August 2016.

SUMMER OPENING HOURS (during non-term time)

Tuesday 30 August to Sunday 18 September
Mon & Fri           9am-7pm
Tue/Wed/Thur    9am-9pm
Saturdays          10am-6pm
Sundays            CLOSED

Monday 19 to Sunday 25 September
Introduction Week
Mon - Fri           9am-10pm
Saturday           10am-6pm
Sunday             CLOSED

Normal AA School Opening hours will resume from Monday 26 September 2016.
Term 1 begins on Monday 26 September 2016.


Date Submitted: 22/8/2016


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The Architectural Association, Inc. is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (No.171402) and registered as a charity (No. 311083). Registered office: 36 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3ES, 020 7887 4000

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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.