By-Law Ammendments Voted In and Ratified

Following the Special General Meeting (19 May 2014) convened for the purpose of considering a proposal to amend the By-laws of the Architectural Association and in accordance with the existing By-laws, a vote of the subscribing membership was taken on the proposed amendments by postal/electronic ballot following the SGM.

The period of voting opened at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, 22 May 2014 and closed at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, 31 May 2014. Turnout for the vote was 8.9% of eligible members.

RESULTS OF THE VOTE

“Yes” – in favour of the amendments as proposed 84.1%

“No” – opposed to the amendments as proposed 3.3%

“Abstain” – vote withheld 12.6%

Total number of voting codes issued: 2,749

Turnout: 8.9% 

VOTING CHANNELS

INTERNET  220 votes  (89.4%) 

POSTAL    22 votes    (8.9%)

INPERSON 4 votes     (1.6%)

 
TURN OUT BY GROUP

STAFF 47 of 217 codes issued - 21.6% of total votes, 19.1% turnout 

STUDENTS 45 of 627 codes issued - 7.2% of total votes, 18.3% turnout

MEMBERS 154 of 1,905  codes issued - 8.1% of total votes, 62.6% turnout 

In accordance with the By-laws in place at the time of voting, any proposed amendment to the By-laws must be carried by the votes of at least two-thirds (66.6%) of the members voting. The result of 84.1% of the members voting in favour of the proposed amendments thus confirms that the amendments as proposed are RATIFIED and are now in effect.

The Scrutineers appointed for receiving the ballots were Mi-Voice Electoral Services. 

Should you have any questions or comments regarding the ballot and procedures resulting in amendments to the By-laws, do contact the Office of the Company Secretary.

Date Submitted: 2/6/2014

Notice of Ordinary General Meeting Monday 9 June (ammended)

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 June 2014 at 6:30 p.m. to transact the following business:

TO BE PROPOSED AS ORDINARY RESOLUTIONS:

1) The Terms of Reference for the Finance Committee of the Architectural Association (Inc.), as endorsed by the Members of the Finance Committee.


2) The banking arrangements for the Architectural Association, as endorsed by the Members of the Finance Committee.


3) The Terms of Reference for the General Purposes Committee of the Architectural Association (Inc.) as endorsed by the Members of the General Purposes Committee.


4) The appointment of the Hon. Editor and Hon. Librarian, as endorsed by the Members of the General Purposes Committee.


5) The Terms of Reference for the Building Committee of the Architectural Association (Inc.), as endorsed by the Members of the Building 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 forty-eight 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 Board

Kathleen H. Formosa
Company Secretary
The Architectural Association, Inc. 36 Bedford Square
London, WC1B 3ES

29 May 2014

Date Submitted: 29/5/2014

Voting Open on Proposed Amendments to the Council By-Laws

Following the outcome of the Special General Meeting held on the 19th May, all members are invited to vote on whether the proposed changes to the By-Laws should be ratified. Read the supporting documentation below and then vote, as the proposed changes will have an impact on the way the AA is run.
 
If you would like to view the minutes from the SGM please click here.
If you would like to view the proposed document please click here.
Voting will close at 5pm on the 31st May.

To vote, follow the unique link that should have been sent to you by Mi-Voice on behalf of Yasmin Shariff on March 22 2014.

Should you have any questions about this process then please contact Mi-Voice, the organisation managing the ballot on behalf of the AA.

T: 0845 241 41 48
E: support@mi-voice.com
Date Submitted: 22/5/2014

Landscape Architecture Professorship Vacancy at University of Innsbruck

University of Innsbruck invites AA Graduates to apply for Landscape Architecture Professorship. For details see
Date Submitted: 14/5/2014

Notice of Ordinary General Meeting (Ammended)

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 May 2014 at 6:30 p.m. to transact the following business:

TO BE PROPOSED AS ORDINARY RESOLUTIONS:

1) The appointment of a fundraising consultant, as endorsed by the Members of the Fundraising Working Group via the Finance Committee.

2) In accordance with an Expenses Policy, the reimbursement from the funds of the charity expenses reasonably and necessarily incurred by trustees/directors of the Architectural Association (and its subsidiaries) in performance of their duties.

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 forty-eight 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 Board

Kathleen H. Formosa
Company Secretary
The Architectural Association, Inc. 36 Bedford Square
London, WC1B 3ES

8 May 2014 

Date Submitted: 8/5/2014

High Passes for TS3 Design Projects and TS5 Design Thesis

Congratulations to the following students who have been awarded a High Pass for the TS3 Design Project:


Maya Laitinen Inter 3 *** WITH DISTINCTION ***

Federica Zambeletti Inter 4

Zipu Zhu Inter 5

Laurenz Berger Inter 6

Ji Soo Hwang Inter 6

Jamie Neill Quessier Inter 6

Nurul Atira Arriffin Inter 8

Jae Seung David Koo Inter 8

Laurens Paulmann Inter 8

Stefan Jovanovic Inter 12

Anthony Ko Inter 13

James Mak Inter 13

Chee Hong Tan Inter 13

 

Also congratulations to the following students who have been awarded a High Pass for the TS5 Design Thesis:

Quishan Huang Dip 2

Simon Rowe Dip 2

Magnus Casselbrandt Dip 5

Basmah Kaki Dip 5

Ardi Rexhepi Dip 6

Christina Varvia Dip 6

Gloria Pou Wai Lei Dip 7

Charikleia Karamali-Zeri Dip 8

Suzan Ucmaklioglu Dip 8

Pei Yee Yong Dip 8

Ariadna Barthe Dip 9

Eleanor Dodman Dip 9

Liz Tatarintseva Dip 9

Nicholas Green Dip 10

Summer Islam Dip 11 *** WITH DISTINCTION ***

Charlotte Moe Dip 11

Eugenie Bliah Dip 14

Ilina Kroushovski Dip 17

Win Assakul Dip 17

Ioana Giurgiu Dip 18


Date Submitted: 8/5/2014

Result of the Election of Officers and Council 2014-2015

Elected Candidate Number of Votes
HOPKINS, Patty 345
ANDREWS, John 252
ITO, Sho 236
PORTER, David 235
PATTERSON, Richard 224
CHAMBERS, Joanna 186

Declared at 17:08 on 2 May 2014. Full results available here(pdf).

Date Submitted: 6/5/2014

TS High Pass Exhibition

All Third and Fifth year projects nominated for a possible HIGH PASS can be viewed for one day only on Friday 9 May (10.00 to 17.30) in the Rear Second Presentation Space. All welcome!

Date Submitted: 6/5/2014

Undergraduate Final Juries 2013/14 Schedule

Juries are open to members of the school community

Date

Unit

Room

Monday 19th May

Intermediate Unit 2

Lecture Hall

Tuesday 20th May

Diploma Unit 4

Rear Second Presentation Room

Tuesday 20th May

Diploma Unit 2

Lecture Hall

Tuesday 20th May

Diploma Unit 10

Soft Room

Wednesday 21st May

Foundation

Rear Second Presentation Room

Wednesday 21st May

Diploma Unit 16

Lecture Hall

Wednesday 21st May

Diploma Unit 17

Soft Room

Thursday 22nd May

Intermediate Unit 10

Rear Second Presentation Room

Thursday 22nd May

Intermediate Unit 6

 Lecture Hall

Thursday 22nd May

Diploma Unit 1

Soft room

Friday 23rd May

Intermediate Unit 13

Rear Second Presentation Room

Friday 23rd May

Intermediate Unit 3

Lecture Hall

Friday 23rd May

Diploma Unit 3

Soft Room

Tuesday 27th May

Diploma Unit 9

Rear Second Presentation Room

Tuesday 27th May

Diploma Unit 5

Lecture Hall

Tuesday 27th May

Intermediate Unit 11

Soft Room

Tuesday 27th May

Diploma Unit 7

32 First Floor Back

Wednesday 28th May

Diploma Unit 11

Rear Second Presentation Room

Wednesday 28th May

Diploma Unit 8

Lecture Hall

Wednesday 28th May

Intermediate Unit 4

Soft Room

Wednesday 28th May

Diploma Unit 18

32 First Floor Back

Thursday 29th May

Diploma Unit 14

Rear Second Presentation Room

Thursday 29th May

Intermediate Unit 8

Lecture Hall

Thursday 29th May

Intermediate Unit 5

Soft Room

Thursday 29th May

First Year

First Year Studio

Friday 30th May

Intermediate Unit 7

Rear Second Presentation Room

Friday 30th May

Diploma Unit 6

Lecture Hall

Friday 30th May

Intermediate Unit 12

33 First Floor Back

Friday 6th June

Intermediate Unit 1

32 Ground Rear (Morwell St)

Date Submitted: 2/5/2014

Contributions sought for Photo Library Collection.

Would you like to contribute photographs to the Photo Library Collection? Are you going anywhere interesting during the break? http://photolibrary.aaschool.ac.uk
 
 
As members of the AA Camera Club students can be a part of a long tradition of photographers who have donated images to the AA. Established in 1863 and relaunched in 2006, the club is most interested in photographs of new buildings by prominent architects. Other buildings, cities or travel photographs may also be of interest.

Contact photolibrary@aaschool.ac.uk for details.
Tiffs or large jpegs (min 5 mb) converted from RAW format images are preferred when submitting.
 
 
Image caption:
 
Shenzen Stock Exchange by OMA
 
Photo: Diploma 6 student Richard Seymour
http://www.richardjohnseymour.com/

Date Submitted: 1/4/2014

Notice of Special General Meeting 19 May 2014

Notice is hereby given that a Special General Meeting of the Members of the Architectural Association, Inc. will be held at 36 Bedford Square, Dining Room (Lower Ground Floor), London, WC1 on Monday, 19 May 2014 at 6:30 p.m. to transact the following business:

TO BE PROPOSED AS A SPECIAL RESOLUTION:

The acceptance of the amended By-laws of the Architectural Association (as circulated in the consultation of 27 March – 18 May 2014).

VOTING

In accordance with By-law 51 of the Architectural Association, “any modification of the By-laws may be proposed and discussed at a Special General Meeting… the final voting being taken by postal ballot in the manner provided by By-law 39… and Members shall be asked to vote for or against the proposed modification. And no such modification shall be carried except by the votes of at least two-thirds of the Members voting.”

The appointed Scrutineers for voting on the Special Resolution will be Mi-Voice. Ballots and supporting papers will be delivered by electronic and paper ballot, according to the preference of each Member, and as per the AA’s records.

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 (“Council”) Member. The instrument appointing a proxy shall be deposited at the registered office of the Association not less than forty-eight 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 Board

Kathleen H. Formosa Company Secretary

The Architectural Association, Inc.

36 Bedford Square

London, WC1B 3ES

27 March 2013

Download Notes on the meeting as PDF

Date Submitted: 27/3/2014

Projects Review 2014 Space Allocation Meeting - 11:00, 28 March 2014, New Softroom 

Calling all AA Tutors and Unit student representatives for Projects Review information meeting and space allocation. 

Date Submitted: 24/3/2014

RIBA Aedas Stephen Williams Scholarship 2014

The RIBA is calling for applications for the RIBA Aedas Stephen Williams Scholarship 2014.
 
The scholarship provides £5,000 to support one student for a period of postgraduate study lasting up to 12 months in the UK or abroad. Aedas will appoint a mentor to the student throughout the period of their scholarship. This year the remit of the scholarship has been widened to welcome applications from students who will be entering their first year of Part 2, in addition to second year Part 2 students.
 
Applicants must:
 
·         have graduated from a Part 1 programme validated by the RIBA in the UK
AND
 
At the time of application, students must either:
 
·         be enrolled in, or have been granted a placement offer for, an RIBA-validated Part 2 professional qualification in the UK or abroad
OR
 
·         be enrolled, or have been granted a placement offer, in a Masters course (non-RIBA Part 2) related to architecture, at a university department that also offers courses validated by the RIBA in the UK or abroad
 
The RIBA Aedas Stephen Williams Scholarship was established in 2008 thanks to the generous support of Aedas Architects and is offered in memory of Stephen Williams, a past Director of Aedas. The scholarship, named in Stephen Williams's honour, serves as an appreciation of his tireless devotion to the profession. Stephen was a strong advocate for good design and thoughtful consideration of the built environment. Always committed to promoting education and further knowledge, the award serves to continue his legacy.
 
The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 9 June 2014For more information, visit www.architecture.com/aedasscholarship
 
Students should contact Hayley Russell (hayley.russell@riba.org 020 7307 3678) for help with their applications.
 
Date Submitted: 24/3/2014

RIBA lecture series on ‘Design through Production’

Nationwide academic lecture series on ‘Design through Production’ launched by RIBA and IOM3

 

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is partnering with the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) to deliver an academic lecture series on Design through Production in 11 UK schools of architecture during 2014 and 2015.

 

The lectures follow a half-day symposium format, comprising talks and debates. The RIBA has commissioned Michael Weinstock (Director of Emergent Technologies and Design at the Architectural Association) and Wolf Mangelsdorf (Head of Structural Engineering at Buro Happold) to deliver lectures in the series. The IOM3 will present an expert speaker at each event.

 

The series will have both practical and theoretical outputs and contribute to a sophisticated debate on the possibilities of design and materials in construction.

 

The first event in the series takes place at the University of Bath on 26 March 2014.

 

Speaking today, Stephen Hodder, RIBA President, said

 

“We are delighted to have the support of IOM3 to deliver lectures on a topic that is extremely relevant to the architecture curriculum.  The convergence of digital design with digital fabrication is, arguably, the first genuine innovation in building construction since the Middle Ages. The industry support from IOM3 for those working with advanced materials technologies is invaluable to the RIBA.”

 

Bernie Rickinson, Chief Executive of IOM3, welcomed the initiative,

 

“The lecture series will enable students and practicing architects to achieve a better understanding of the benefits that modern materials bring to building construction. The advent of the circular economy will help encourage improved design optimisation of increasingly scarce materials. We look forward to partnering with RIBA to deliver these lectures.”

RIBA WEBSITE

Date Submitted: 21/3/2014
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