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International social network INSPIRELI kicks off the 2nd annual INSPIRELI AWARDS competition for students and graduates of architecture and design under the age of 35. Attendants may enter the contest from May 1, 2016 until November 30, 2016 by uploading photographs or visualizations of their work on INSPIRELI website and by nominating 3 of them for the competition.

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Jury and Prizes

Submissions will be judged by 25 prestigious architects and designers from 6 different continents as well as registered users of the social network. Only the 50 best-rated images will make it through to the finals for voting.

The first place winner will receive the “Wings to the Future” trophy, designed by renowned architect Bořek Šípek, an Apple IPad and other prizes. Second and third place winners will receive various prizes, including Apple IPads and professional graphic software. An additional public’s choice prize will be given to the submission with the highest number of votes from INSPIRELI users.



INSPIRELI is an international global social network for architects, designers and home design fans. Users may browse, share and comment on thousands of photographs, communicating with each other and establishing contacts. INSPIRELI provides an ideal platform to present and share ideas for architects and designers.

On its 1st edition in 2015, the annual INSPIRELI AWARDS became one of the most successful competitions for talented young architects and designers. According to the organizers, “we managed to address more than 250 competitors from 45 universities in 25 countries; and that was only the first edition,” explains Ing. Karel Smejkal, Ph.D., president of the competition and co-founder of INSPIRELI. “As most architecture and design students around the world have similar questions with regards to professional representation, we expect a higher number of competitors this year.” said Karel Smejkal.   

Date Submitted: 10/5/2016

3rd and 5th Year Technical Studies High Passes 2016

The following students have been awarded a high pass for Technical Studies

TS3 (3rd Year) Design Project:

Inter 1
Jiehui CHEN
Christoph Heinz LENHART

Inter 3
Federico FAULI

Inter 5
Paolo Emilio PISANO

Inter 6
Shu Kui LEE
Laura Maria VITZTHUM

Inter 8

Inter 9
Fabienne Nathalie TJIA
Henry Si Yuan NGO ***With Distinction***

Inter 10
Michael HO

Inter 11
Ana Marianne WAHLSTEN

Inter 14
Cho Ying Lydia LIU


TS5 (5th Year) Design Thesis:

Diploma 1
Sho ITO  
Chek Nam Addison YICK 

Diploma 2
Samuel ESSES
Steven PRICE
Michael Franz Filip WESTERLUND 

Diploma 4
Gulsah UNAL 

Diploma 5

Diploma 6 
Eleonore AUDI

Diploma 7
Ferghus RAFTERY 

Diploma 8
Frederique PARASKEVAS 

Diploma 9
Despoina Marousa (Maridia) KAFETZOPOULU
Andra Miruna MAZILU

Diploma 11
Theclalin CHEUNG 
Lena EMANUELSEN  *** With Distinction***

Diploma 13
Alex Butterworth 

Diploma 14
Michela BONOMO
Sorina Ana SIDDALL 

Diploma 16
Kerry Jo-Anne DICKINSON 

Diploma 17

Diploma 18

Date Submitted: 6/5/2016

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 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:

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


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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.