PROGRAMME BOOK LOANS OVER EASTER VACATION

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

RIBA NORMAN FOSTER TRAVELLING SCHOLARSHIP 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.

Eligibility

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.

 

KOHN PEDERSEN FOX TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP 2016

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.

Eligibility

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.
 

FULL SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR BOTH AWARDS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE DIRECTOR’S OFFICE

DEADLINE 4PM MONDAY 21 MARCH

SUBMISSIONS TO THE DIRECTOR’S OFFICE
 

Date Submitted: 3/3/2016

Conscious Cities Conference 1 March 2016

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Carlo Ratti,
Director, MIT SENSEable City Lab

 

Join Gensler, British Land, Resolution Property, Make Architects, Woods Bagot, Scott Brownrigg, Weston Williamson and other architects, as well as academics and government officials in attending Conscious Cities conference. It will be a great opportunity to engage with new areas of research and innovation in the built environment, as well as a chance to network with urban planners, developers, researchers and scientists who will discuss projects that are at the intersection of architecture and neuroscience.

Date Submitted: 22/2/2016

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 7 MARCH 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, 7 March 2016 at 6:30 p.m. to transact the following business: 

TO BE PROPOSED AS ORDINARY RESOLUTIONS: 
1) To agree the Council "house list" of ballot nominations for the Election of Officers and Council for the 2016/17 session of the Council of the Architectural Association (Inc.), as endorsed by the Members of the General Purposes Committee. 

PROXIES
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. 

By order of the Council
Company Secretary
Architectural Association (Inc.)
34-36 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3ES 

Date Submitted: 11/2/2016

Trevor Flynn's Sketchmob - Saturday 13 February 

The Next Sketchmob offers the chance to draw one of the London’s oldest surviving church St Bartholomew the Great. A superb location for drawing architectural perspectives, decorative sculpture, thunderous church organs and people.

St Bartholomew the Great 

West Smithfield,City of London,EC19DS www.greatstbarts.com

10:55 Meet at the church entrance for group discount (£3.50 per person)

1:00 – 1:15 Draw

For more information visit Sketchmob 

Date Submitted: 4/2/2016

AA LIBRARY WITHDRAWN STOCK

From Monday 25 January the library is offering FREE some books and journals which have been withdrawn from stock, following the guidelines in the library De-Acquisition Policy.

Date Submitted: 25/1/2016

AA PREMISES WINTER CLOSURE

The AA closes from Sunday 20 December 2015 to Sunday 3 January 2016 inclusive.

The AA School will be open from Monday 4 January 2016 to Saturday 9 January from 10:00 to 19:00 

Normal AA School Opening hours will resume from Monday 11 January 2016.

Term 2 begins on Monday 11 January 2016.

Date Submitted: 16/12/2015

STUDENT HELPERS REQUIRED - FRIDAY 22 JANUARY 2016

On Friday 22 January 2016 the AA is holding an Open Day for prospective students. The day is an opportunity for prospective students and parents to meet current students and staff, take tours of the buildings, get advice on their applications etc. 

Prospective students love to hear from current students; so we would like to encourage current registered students, from Foundation through to PhD, to get involved and help out.

As the event is running all day, from 10am until 8pm, the Admissions Team are seeking keen student helpers to undertake key jobs such as:

  • Providing a warm welcome at the front door
  • Registration of attendees
  • Handing out bags and providing directions
  • Leading tours of the school
  • Other ad-hoc jobs

If you are interested, please email Kirstie Little (Kirstie.little@aaschool.ac.uk) a short message confirming:

  1. Your name
  2. Membership number
  3. Current year / programme
  4. Your availability on day i.e. all day, AM only, PM only
  5. Jobs you are keen to help with

This is a great opportunity to get involved and possibly secure a student assistantship with the admissions team for Term 2 and Term 3.

After the Christmas break, I will be in touch with further details and the final schedule.

Thank you

Date Submitted: 16/12/2015

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 25 JANUARY 2016

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Registered Members of the Architectural Association (Inc.) will be held at 32 Bedford Square, First Floor Back, London, WC1 on Monday, 25 January 2016 at 6:30 p.m. 

CONTENTS
• Provisional Agenda
• Ordinary and Special Business
• Notes
• Proxy Form
• Minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting (26 January 2015)

PROXIES
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 Architectural Association's 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 six hours before the time for holding the meeting or adjourned meeting, as the case may be, at which the person named in such instrument is 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.

If you have any queries, please contact:
Office of the Company Secretary
Architectural Association (Inc.)
34-36 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3ES
United Kingdom Tel:

+44(0) 207 887 4018
Email: secretary@aaschool.ac.uk

By order of the Council
Company Secretary 

Date Submitted: 16/12/2015

End of Term Juries

Monday 14 December, 10.00

Foundation Lecture Hall

Inter 10 33 First Floor Front and Back

Dip 8 37 First Floor Front


Tuesday 15 December, 10.00

Inter 1 32 First Floor Back

Inter 9 North Jury Room

Inter 13 Rear Second Presentation Space

Dip 2 37 First Floor Front

Dip 5 New Soft Room

Dip 6 Lecture Hall

Dip 13 32 First Floor Front

Dip 14 32 Second Floor Back

PENN 33 First Floor Front and Back


Wednesday 16 December, 10.00

Foundation 33 First Floor Front and Back

Inter 4 37 First Floor Front

Inter 12 32 First Floor Front

Dip 18 North Jury Room


Thursday 17 December, 10.00

First Year Rear Second Presentation Space

Inter 6 37 First Floor Front

Inter 15 32 First Floor Back

Dip 7 33 First Floor Front and Back

Dip 17 New Soft Room

Visiting School 32 First Floor Front


Friday 18 December, 10.00

Inter 2 32 First Floor Front

Inter 14 New Soft Room

Dip 1 33 First Floor Back

Dip 9 32 Second Floor Back

Dip 11 33 First Floor Front




Date Submitted: 14/12/2015

2016 MICHAEL VENTRIS MEMORIAL AWARD FOR ARCHITECTURE

Above drawing by Michael Ventris showing the invention of a Trimetric Computer as part of his Perspectron;a technique and an instrument he developed while he was a student at the Architectural Association of how to draw perspective drawings without the use of the vanishing point.

The Trustees of the Michael Ventris Memorial Fund would like to invite applications for the 2016 Michael Ventris Award for Architecture for the amount of £2000 for an architectural project. Applicants may have a first degree in architecture or a subject related to the project, and the award is open to applicants from all countries.

This Memorial Fund was founded in 1957 in appreciation of Michael Ventris’s internationally acclaimed contribution to the fields of Mycenaean Civilisation and Architecture, and his supreme achievement of deciphering the ancient Linear B script. Since 1957 the Award has been given both to scholars from the Mycenaean Studies and Architects. It is intended that the Michael Ventris Award for Architecture should support a specific project, rather than a continuing programme of study.

Applicants should give particulars of their qualifications and academic record, and should outline the work they intend to pursue in the event of an award being made to them, including projected costs. Applications should not exceed 6 single-sided pages (A4).  They may be submitted either as hard copy – labelled with the words ‘Michael Ventris Application’ and sent to:

Keira Callaghan, Architectural Association, 36 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3ES, UK.

or sent by e-mail (PDF files are preferred) prefixing their email subject box with the words ‘Michael Ventris Award’ to:
keira.callaghan@aaschool.ac.uk

Applications must be written in English, and must reach Keira Callaghan at the Architectural Association, complete with the two required references not later than 15th February 2015.  Applicants must also supply the names and addresses of two referees and ask those referees to write independently in support of their applications, sending their references by the 1st of February directly Roberta Jenkins to qualify for the award. 

For further information on the award please contact Manolis Stavrakakis at the following email address stavrakakis@aaschool.ac.uk.

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 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 March 1st of 2017. S/he may also be invited to make a public presentation of the results at the Architectural Association School of Architecture.

Date Submitted: 8/12/2015

WEEK 12 LIBRARY OPENING HOURS

Monday 14 December to Thursday 17 December : OPEN 10-9pm
Friday 18 December : OPEN 10-6pm 
Saturday 19 December : CLOSED

Date Submitted: 4/12/2015

CHRISTMAS VACATION LIBRARY OPENING HOURS

AA Closure : Saturday 19 December to Sunday 3 January inclusive.
The library will be OPEN from Monday 4th January to Saturday 9th January from 10-6pm
Normal term-time hours will resume from Monday 11 January:
Monday – Friday 10-9pm, Saturday 10-6pm

Date Submitted: 1/12/2015

PROGRAMME BOOK LOANS OVER CHRISTMAS VACATION

Programme reservations from 12 midday Tuesday 15 December, in person at the issue desk
Programme borrowing from 10am Thursday 17 December, in person at the 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 Thursday 17 December.
From Friday 18 December it will be a first come basis.
All programme books borrowed must be returned by 12midday on Monday 11 January.

Date Submitted: 1/12/2015
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THE AA RECEIVES THE POWER TO AWARD ITS OWN DEGREES

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 Certificate), 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.

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