AA Birthday Library Closure

The library will close at 6.00 on Friday 10 October for the AA Party

Date Submitted: 2/10/2014

Vertical Urban Factory Exhibition

Museum of Architecture, The Filling Station, Goods Way N1C 4UR

Extended! Now open Thursdays 12-8pm until 9 October 2014 or by appointment (student groups welcome); contact catherine.moa@outlook.com or tel 0754 010 5359

MANUFACTURING IN OUR CITIES – THE FUTURE OF URBAN REGENERATION?

Appearing for the first time in the UK, Vertical Urban Factory explores the potential for manufacturing to once again be a feature of our cities. Curated by New York-based architectural historian and critic Nina

Rappaport, Vertical Urban Factory explores urban manufacturing through historical and present day examples and contends that as production has become cleaner, greener, smaller and on demand, it should play a central role in the revitalisation of neighbourhoods.

With more than 200 tall buildings consented or proposed for London alone, consideration should be given to the potential for increased manufacturing of local products — food processing, high tech, printed matter, fashion and furniture, among others — to provide new employment opportunities and revitalise neighbourhoods in a way that challenges current thinking. The exhibition in London is supported by Kings Cross and sponsored by Hobs Reprographics.

Date Submitted: 1/10/2014

Graduate School Introductions

Wednesday 1 October 

Lecture Hall

Graduate students must attend their Programme Presentations and are encouraged to attend the other presentations for an idea of the other programmes. Planned drinks from 5.30 in the Rear Second Presentation Space (Graduate School only)

12.30 AAIS

1.00 PhD Programme

1.30 Taught MPhil in Architecture (Projective Cities)

2.00 Design & Make

2.30 Sustainable Environmental Design

3.00 History and Critical Thinking

3.30 Housing and Urbanism        

4.00 Landscape Urbanism

4.30 Architecture & Urbanism (AADRL)

5.00 Emergent Technologies and Design

Date Submitted: 25/9/2014

INTERMEDIATE UNIT INTRODUCTIONS

TUESDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2014 AA LECTURE HALL

9.45 Introduction - Brett Steele
10.00 Inter 3 - Nannette Jackowski, Ricardo de Ostos
10.30 Inter 13 - Lily Jencks, Jessica Reynolds
11.00 Inter 7 - Maria Fedorchenko
11.30 Inter 11 - Manuel Collado, Nacho Martin, Manijeh Verghese
12.00 Inter 9 - Christopher Pierce, Christopher Matthews, Charlotte Moe
12.30 Inter 8 - Francisco Gonzalez de Canales, Nuria Alvarez Lombardero

1.00 Lunchbreak

1.30 Interview process Q&A led by current students
2.00 Inter 10 - Valentin Bontjes van Beek
2.30 Inter 1 - Mark Campbell, Stewart Dodd
3.00 Inter 5 - Ryan Dillon
3.30 Inter 6 - Jeroen van Ameijde, Brendon Carlin
4.00 Inter 2 - Ana Araujo, Takero Shimazaki
4.30 Inter 4 - Nathalie Rozencwajg, Michel da Costa Gonçalves
5.00 Inter 12 - Tyen Masten, Inigo Minns

6.00 Informal meeting for Intermediate staff and students in the Lecture Hall

• On Monday 29th September AND Tuesday 30th September ALL 2nd and 3rd Year students must register with Marilyn Dyer in the Rear Second Presentation Room (Second Floor of 36 Bedford Square) and collect a counter-signed unit choices form.

• At 9:00 am on Wednesday1st October 2nd and 3rd Year students should hand their completed unit choices form into Studio 2 (2nd Floor of No. 36 Bedford Square). Please note that forms will be posted into a box and the allocation of interview times is an entirely random process.

• At 12 noon lists will be available in Studio 2 allocating interview times and venues. Please ensure you take your portfolio to your interviews.

• Confirmation of Unit acceptances must be given to Sanaa in the Undergraduate Office (2nd Floor No. 36 Bedford Square) as soon as possible after your interviews.

• Official unit confirmation lists be posted outside the Undergraduate Office at approximately 5:30pm on Thursday 2nd October.

Date Submitted: 24/9/2014

DIPLOMA UNIT INTRODUCTIONS

MONDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 2014 AA LECTURE HALL

9.45 Introduction - Brett Steele
10.00 Diploma 1 - Miraj Ahmed, Martin Jameson
10.30 Diploma 2 - Didier Faustino, Kostas Grigoriadis
11.00 Diploma 17 - Theo Sarantoglou Lalis, Dora Sweijd
11.30 Diploma 16 - Andrew Yau, Jonas Lundberg
12.00 Diploma 9 - Natasha Sandmeier
12.30 Diploma 14 - Pier Vittorio Aureli, Maria Shéhérazade Giudici

1.00 Lunchbreak

1.30 Interview process Q&A led by current students
2.00 Diploma 3 - Daniel Bosia, Marco Vanucci, Adiam Sertzu
2.30 Diploma 4 - John Palmesino, Ann-Sofi Ronnskog
3.00 Diploma 10 - Carlos Villanueva Brandt
3.30 Diploma 18 - Enric Ruiz-Geli, Pablo Ros, Felix Fassbinder
4.00 Diploma 5- Cristina Díaz Moreno, Efrén Ga Grinda, Benjamin Reynolds
4.30 Diploma 11 - Shin Egashira
5.00 Diploma 6 - Kate Davies, Liam Young
5.30 Diploma 7- David Greene, Samantha Hardingham

6.30 Informal meeting for Diploma staff and students in the Lecture Hall

• On Monday 29th September ALL 4th and 5th Year students must register with Marilyn Dyer in the Rear Second Presentation Room (Second Floor of 36 Bedford Square) and collect a counter-signed unit choices form.

• At 9:00 am on Tuesday 30th September 4th and 5th Year students should hand their completed unit choices form in to Studio 2 (2nd Floor of No. 36 Bedford Square). Please note that forms will be posted into a box and the allocation of interview times is an entirely random process.

• At 12 noon lists will be available in Studio 2 allocating interview times and venues. Please ensure you take your portfolio to your interviews.

• Confirmation of Unit acceptances must be given to Sanaa in the Undergraduate Office (2nd Floor No. 36 Bedford Square) as soon as possible after your interviews.

• Official unit confirmation lists will be posted outside the Undergraduate Office at approximately 5:30pm on Thursday 2nd October.

Date Submitted: 24/9/2014

AA Membership Card and Login Details

As a student of the AA, you are automatically an AA Member. If you have no fees or essential documents outstanding, your AA membership card, email account and computer login details will be ready for you to collect from the Membership Desk at registration on Tuesday 23 September. If your registration is delayed for any reason, please collect these from the Membership Office in 33 Bedford Square, after you have completed your registration, anytime between 10am and 6pm from Wednesday 24 September.

Your membership card functions as a door card to gain access to the various AA premises, it is your library card, your printing and photocopy card, and it also works as a cash card for payments in the bar, materials shop and bookshop. Top-up stations are located in the Hub, the Membership Office and outside Accounts. If you lose your card, a replacement can be purchased from the Membership Office at a cost of £10, and any funds held in your lost card will be automatically transferred to your new card within 24 hours. If you have any problem with your card, please go to the Membership Office. For any issues regarding your AA email account or login details please speak to staff in the Computer Room.

Date Submitted: 22/9/2014

International Student Identity Cards

The cost of this card is included in the AA Student Forum fee. Once we have a comprehensive list of all the 2014/2015 registered students we will place an order for the cards. They should be received by the end of October to collect from the Admissions office. A notice will appear in the Events List when the cards arrive.

Date Submitted: 22/9/2014

Bank/Council Tax/Reference Letters

If you need a reference letter, please see the appropriate Admissions coordinator who has also dealt with your application. Folders will be available in the Admissions Office and at registration where you can fill out your details. Please be aware we cannot issue letters until you have completed registration 
on Tuesday 23 September.


Date Submitted: 22/9/2014

Student Oyster Cards

You are entitled to a Student Oyster Card, which gives you discount on travelcards (it costs £10). Visit photocard.tfl.gov.uk to register. You will be asked to enter your student ID number, which is the last five digits printed under your name on the front of your AA Membership card. 

Date Submitted: 22/9/2014

Student Healthcare Information

If you are an international student on a course of study for six months or more, you will qualify for NHS treatment from the beginning of your stay on the same basis as anyone who is ordinarily resident in the UK. Please see nhs.uk for further details. You will be able to sign up for the NHS system with the Gray’s Inn Medical Practice, 77 Gray’s Inn Road, London, WC1X 8TS on Registration Day, Tuesday 23 September.

Date Submitted: 22/9/2014

European Union Fee Contributions

EU students are eligible to receive an EU contribution towards fees for the five-year ARB/RIBA undergraduate architectural course, provided they have been resident in an EU country for at least three years prior to their course of study. For further information, please see the student finance section of direct.gov.uk.

 

Date Submitted: 22/9/2014

Student Assistantships

A small number of assistantships in the Maintenance and Exhibitions departments, the Library and in the Computer Room are available to students who are experiencing financial hardship. If you are interested, please contact the relevant department. International students are eligible to undertake assistantships, subject to permission from the UKVI that the student is able to work during term time and vacation time.

Date Submitted: 22/9/2014

Optional Intro Week Practice Visits Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 September

Wednesday 24

8.30 DSDHA 

Meet outside 36 Bedford Square

DSDHA is an award-winning practice, founded by Deborah Saunt in 1998, whose work focuses on promoting architecture for today’s way of life and tackling issues at the core of contemporary society. Maximum 24 students

 

9.00 Eric Parry Architects 

Meet outside 36 Bedford Square

Eric Parry Architects is an award-winning practice responsible for several highly prestigious commercial projects in the City and West End including 5 Aldermanbury Square, 60 Threadneedle Street, 23 Savile Row and 50 New Bond Street. Maximum 19 students

 

9.15 All-day bus tour of London’s significant urban housing projects

Meet outside 36 Bedford Square 

Compulsory for Housing & Urbanism students. Other Graduate students welcome. Maximum 20 students

 

10.15 Pentagram

Meet outside 36 Bedford Square

Pentagram is the world’s largest independent design consultancy. The firm is owned and run by 19 partners, working across London, New York, San Francisco, Berlin and Austin, with a broad design range from architecture to digital installations. Maximum 24 students

 

10.15 AL_A

Meet outside 32 Bedford Square

AL_A is an award-winning design and architecture studio. Founded in 2009, it has recently been commissioned to undertake the expansion of the V&A Museum in London and a 13-hectare media campus for Sky. No shoes allowed in the office. Please bring socks. Maximum 14 students 

 

10.30 ARUP 

Meet outside 32 Bedford Square

Arup is the creative force behind many of the world’s most innovative buildings and structures. Founded in 1926 by Ove Arup, its projects include the Sydney Opera House and the Channel Tunnel. Maximum 19 students

 

10.30 dRMM

Meet outside 36 Bedford Square

Sadie Morgan, current AA President, is a founder of dRMM with Alex de Rijke and Philip Marsh. In 2013 Building Design awarded dRMM Architect of the Year and Education Architect of the Year for Nursery to Secondary. Maximum 11 students

 

1.00 HOK 

Meet outside 36 Bedford Square

HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm. They employ 1,600 people who collaborate across 23 offices on three continents. Larry Malcic is the director of design for HOK’s London office and is an AA Foundation Trustee. Maximum 19 students

 

1.00 Dixon Jones 

Meet outside 38 Bedford Square

Dixon Jones is known for their cultural projects, university buildings and commercial developments in sensitive urban sites. Their redevelopment of the former Regent Palace Hotel in Piccadilly Circus has recently been completed. Arrive on-site 2pm, maximum 19

 

1.00 KPF

Meet outside 32 Bedford Square

Kohn Pederson Fox Architects (KPF) is an international practice that has made significant additions to the London skyline in recent years with the Heron Tower, completed in 2011, and the Pinnacle, currently under construction. Maximum 14 students

 

2.00 Zaha Hadid Architects

Meet outside 36 Bedford Square

Zaha Hadid studied and taught at the AA. Her seminal works include Vitra Fire Station; Contemporary Arts Centre, Cincinnati; and Phaeno Science Centre, Wolfsburg. The practice employs 400 staff and is undertaking 950 projects in 44 countries. Maximum 24 students

 

2.00 Serie Architects
Meet outside 32 Bedford Square
Serie Architects have a close relationship with the AA where founding principal Chris Lee has taught since 2002. In 2010 the practice won the ‘Young Architect of the Year Award’ and showcased the London 2012 Olympic Pavilion for BMW. Maximum 9 students

 

2.30 Fletcher Priest Architects 

Meet outside 36 Bedford Square

Fletcher Priest Architects is an award-winning London practice. Most recently the East Village project in Stratford has won the Civic Trust Award, the Mayor of London‘s Award for Planning Excellence and was recognised as the ‘best new place to live’. Keith Priest is the former AA president and a current council member. Maximum 14 students

 

3.00 Grimshaw Architects 

Meet outside 36 Bedford Square

Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, past AA President, is Chairman of this firm which has won over 150 international design prizes. Notable buildings include the Eden Project and Southern Cross station
in Melbourne. Maximum 24 students

 

3.00 Wilkinson Eyre

Meet outside 32 Bedford Square

Wilkinson Eyre Architects is among the UK’s leading design practices, and is responsible for a large portfolio
of international projects. Most recently their Mary Rose Museum project in Portsmouth was named Project of
the Year at the 2014 Building Awards. Jim Eyre, past student and AA President, is a director at the practice. Maximum 11 students


4.15 Make

Meet outside 36 Bedford Square

Make has established itself as one of the UK’s foremost architectural firms. The practice was founded by Ken Shuttleworth in 2004 and is engaged in a broad selection of projects worldwide, ranging from large-scale urban masterplans to luxury private houses. Maximum 19 students

 

4.30 Fosters + Partners  

Meet outside 36 Bedford Square

Norman Foster is one of the UK’s most prolific architects. The practice has won numerous prizes including the
RIBA Stirling Prize and Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Notable buildings include 30 St Mary Axe and the
Great Court at the British Museum. Maximum 24 Students

 

Thursday 25

Optional Practice Visits and Inductions


9.00 AKT II 

Meet outside 36 Bedford Square

Previously known as Adams Kara Taylor, AKT II is a structural and civil engineering consulting firm that has supported projects which have won more than 250 design awards, including the Stirling Prize in 2000 for Peckham Library. Maximum 24 students

 

9.30 Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Meet outside 36 Bedford Square

AHMM developed the improvements to the foyer and entrances of the Barbican Centre, and the practice was voted Architectural Practice of the Year in 2013 and 2009 by Building Design and Practice of the Year in 2013 by AJ100. Maximum 19 students

 

12.30 Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Meet outside 36 Bedford Square

RSHP Chairman, Richard Rogers, studied at the AA and is the 2007 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate. He is perhaps best known for his work on the Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Lloyd’s building and Millennium Dome both in London. More recently, the practice’s New Area Terminal at Madrid Barajas Airport won the 2006 Stirling Prize. Maximum 24 students

 

12.45 Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

Meet outside 36 Bedford Square

Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands is an award-winning practice of architects, masterplanners and designers with
a reputation for the quality of both its architecture and its completed projects in a wide variety of sectors. Alex Lifschutz, past AA President, formed Lifschutz Davidson with the
late Ian Davidson in 1986. Maximum 19 students
 

 

3.30 Allies and Morrison Architects
Meet outside 36 Bedford Square
Bob Allies, former AA councillor, is a partner at this practice that has won a total of 39 RIBA Awards for its completed projects, as well as 18 Civic Trust Awards, seven British Council for Offices Awards and seven environmental awards. Maximum 19 students


 

Date Submitted: 22/9/2014

NOTICE (AMENDED) OF ORDINARY GENERAL MEETING

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, 22 September 2014 at 6:30 p.m. to transact the following business:

TO BE PROPOSED AS ORDINARY RESOLUTIONS:

1) 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
Company Secretary
The Architectural Association, Inc.
36 Bedford Square
London, WC1B 3ES
17 September 2014

Date Submitted: 17/9/2014
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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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