2019/20 AA Bursary Application Forms

Eligible students can sign up for a bursary application form from Sabrina Blakstad (36 Bedford Sq, 2nd floor) from Monday 4 March. Completed applications must be returned by the deadline:

1pm (GMT) Friday 17 May 2019. 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 2019/20 of their fulltime studies at full tuition fee rate

·         MPhil Projective Cities Year 2 students in 2019/20

 

The AA Bursary would be awarded on the understanding that the student is not in receipt of any other very substantial additional award. An AA Bursary is not deferrable.

 

Date Submitted: 28/2/2019

Library Week 11 and Easter Vacation Opening Hours

WEEK 11 LIBRARY OPENING HOURS

Monday 18 March to Thursday 21 March : open 10-9pm

Friday 22 March, Saturday 23 March, Sunday 24 March : open 10-6pm

 

EASTER VACATION LIBRARY OPENING HOURS / PROGRAMME BOOK LOANS

Monday 25 March to Wednesday 3 April: open daily 10-6pm

Programme book borrowing from 10am Thursday 28 March in person at the issue desk. Programme books must be returned by 12midday on Tuesday 23 April

AA Closure Thursday 4 April to Monday 22 April inclusive

Normal term-time hours resume Tuesday 23 April:

Monday to Friday 10-9pm, Saturday and Sunday 10-6pm

Date Submitted: 26/2/2019

Library closes 1-2pm on Friday 22 February

The library will close 1-2pm on Friday 22 February for the Director’s Annual Presentation to the School.

Date Submitted: 19/2/2019

State of the Association, 2019 – School Director's 2019 School Meeting

Friday 22 February, 13.00

Lecture Hall

All students and staff are invited to Eva Franch i Gilabert's mid-year 'State of the Association' presentation, made annually to the entire school. 

It will be relayed to the Barrel Vault, the Dining Room and live streamed to Hooke Park.  All members of the School Community are encouraged to attend. 


Please note - there should be no teaching whilst the presentation is in progress.  

Date Submitted: 19/2/2019

Workshop Assembly Room now open

The 'Workshop Assembly Room' is located in what was the old DPL space. It is now officially open for model making and fabrication work. 

Opening times.

Monday* 10:00 - 18:00 

Tuesday* 10:00 - 21:00

Wednesday* 10:00 - 21:00

Thursday* 10:00 - 21:00

Friday* 10:00 - 18:00 

Saturday* 10:00 - 17:00 

*closed 13:00–14:00 

Sunday closed all day

Date Submitted: 25/1/2019

AA Library is now open on Sundays

The Library has extended its opening hours and is now open on Sundays from 10:00-18:00.

The new term-time opening hours are:

Mon - Fri: 10:00 - 21:00 

Sat - Sun: 10:00 - 18:00

Date Submitted: 14/1/2019

DRL Phase II MArch Final Jury

Join us for the DRL reviews at the Lecture Hall on Thursday and Friday, January 10th-11th from 10am to 6pm. To view the recorded reviews next week sign up to receive your password.

Date Submitted: 10/1/2019

Info about School openings...

‘Tis with the spirit of Christmas we write to inform you that all of your student wishes are about to come true…

The AA Dining is now open as a working space between the hours of 12.15-10pm.  Don’t all rush at once but apparently it has great WIFI, heating and of course the ONLY microwave in the school. It’s quite an elderly machine but is due to be upgraded – it’s usage comes with a caveat - no glue, wax, tinfoil (etc) or non edible models.  They are hard to digest and will ruin the microwave.  There will be also be a 5 minute timer installed to stop people incinerating their food and themselves.  Can we also remind you that the floor and table tops are not receptacles for rubbish - there are bins for that purpose and that no glue and paint spray, or cutters – except for food- are to be employed in the area.  This is happening on a trial basis so treat the tables and the microwave with respect and there will be permanent access to one of the most desirable spaces in the AA.(nb The AA Dining Room has just made it to a book of unusual bars and restaurants of London ….  ) As if that weren’t enough for you the AA Bar is now offering decaf coffee, new wines and a machine accepting payment by credit and debit card.

And to top all of the exciting news above off - an absolute cherry on the cake - the AA Library will also be opening for the first time on Sundays from January 13th.  Hours will be 10-6pm.  Pinch yourselves it’s all true. 

Date Submitted: 14/12/2018

AA WINTER CLOSURE

The AA school premises will be closed from Saturday 15th December 2018 to Tuesday 1st January 2019 (Inclusive).

Term 2 will start on Monday 7th January 2019.

Date Submitted: 14/12/2018

2019 Michael Ventris Award for Architecture

The trustees of the Michael Ventris Memorial Fund would like to invite applications for the 2019 Michael Ventris Award for Architecture. One award in the field of architecture (for the amount of £2,500) will be given to a small, independent project with a clear outcome whose contribution to the field should be characterised by uniqueness and innovation for the field of architecture.

 

The Fund was set in 1956 in the memory of Michael Ventris – an AA graduate – who became world famous for deciphering the ancient Greek script of Linear B. Anyone from the field of architecture is eligible to apply (applicants may have first degree in architecture or subject related to project, and the award is open applicants from all countries). The award is intended to support an independent project rather than a continuing programme of study.

 

The project submitted for the award should be accompanied with a specific brief, an analysis of the expenses, and a clear objective (outcome, media, etc.) and they should also demonstrate what their contribution to the field of architecture would be. All applications should be in PDF format and must not exceed six single-sided A4 pages. In addition, two reference letters supporting the application should be sent directly from the referees.

 

Please email the application, with Michael Ventris Application in the subject line, to Roberta Jenkins: directorsoffice@aaschool.ac.uk by Friday, 1st March 2019. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

 

For further information, please contact Manolis Stavrakakis, AA Ph.D., recipient of the Michael Ventris Award for Architecture, 2011, and the academic coordinator of the award on behalf of the AA via email: 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 (June 2019), 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 1st March 2020. The recipient may also be invited to make a public presentation of the results at the Architectural Association School of Architecture.

 

Date Submitted: 30/11/2018

Week 12 and Christmas Vacation Library Opening Hours / Programme Book Loans

Monday 10 December to Thursday 13 December: OPEN 10am-9pm

Friday 14 December: OPEN 10am-6pm

AA Closure: Saturday 15 December to Tuesday 1 January inclusive.

Wednesday 2 January to Saturday 5 January: OPEN 10am-6pm

Normal term-time hours resume Monday 7 January

Programme Books can be borrowed over the Christmas vacation from 10am Thursday 13 December

In person at the issue desk.    All programme books must be returned by 12midday Monday 7 January.

Date Submitted: 26/11/2018

Library closes at 5pm on Saturday 17 November

On Saturday 17 November, the library will be open 10-5pm, closing at 5pm for preparations for an AA event.

Date Submitted: 12/11/2018

Tuition Fees 2019-20 

AA Council has approved the Tuition fee levels for the 2019-20 academic year at its Ordinary General Meeting [OGM] held on Monday 1st October 2018. These are confirmed as follows. 


Foundation Course  (New students) £21,424 

Undergraduate Years 1 to 5 (New and Continuing students) £21,424 

Postgraduate MA/MSc (New students, full Programme) £26,240 

Postgraduate MArch (New students, full Programme) £36,430 

Postgraduate MFA (New students, full Programme) £35,649 

Taught MPhil (New students, full Programme) £43,733 

PhD/MPhil (New students) £26,240 


The tuition fee levels are confirmed by the School Registrar for inclusion in all marketing and recruitment materials (printed and digital) with immediate effect (October 2018). 

Date Submitted: 24/10/2018

Meeting of the AA School Community

Please join us for a meeting of the AA School Community on Friday 12th October at 5pm in the Lecture Hall.  This is an important opportunity for all of us who are part of this community - AA students, staff and members of Council - to come together for two important updates: 

  • Introduction to the AA School Community: the annual account of the composition, role and function, constitution, rules and meeting procedures of this body;
  • The post-TDAP academic organisation of the AA School, and the launch of elections for a new academic committee structure supporting school-wide representation.

 

We look forward to seeing you on Friday and to the shared discussions ahead.

Date Submitted: 11/10/2018
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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 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.

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