This is an open call for nominations for one student member appointment to Council starting 5th March 2018.

Applicants must:

a)  meet the eligibility criteria1 for a minimum term of 2yrs from the appointment date (with the maximum term being 3yrs from the appointment date);
b)  be willing and able to perform the duties of a member of Council as described in the role profile;
c)  be able to devote sufficient time to attend and prepare for a minimum of 6 Council meetings per annum and attend committees and working groups as requested;
d)  be able to represent the views and interests of the student community whilst respecting the duty incumbent on all Council members to act in the best interests of the AA as a whole; and
e)  not have been disqualified under the Charities Act 2011 from acting as a charity trustee due to:
  –  having an unspent conviction for an offence involving dishonesty or deception;
  –  being bankrupt or having entered into a formal arrangement with a creditor
  –  having been removed as a company director or charity trustee because of wrongdoing.

Please submit your name, current year and a short statement of no more than 200 words confirming your eligibility for appointment and describing the skills and attributes you would bring to contribute to the business of Council. 

The Nominations Committee will interview candidates to assess suitability against the ‘Personal Attributes Competency Framework’. All candidates which meet the eligibility and suitability criteria will be put to a student vote to determine who will be appointed as a member of Council2.

Send nominations to the Company Secretary, Holly Bowden, by email to by 5pm, Friday 9th February.

Eligible students: All full-time registered students in this academic year (2017-18), including those at Post-Part 1 level (‘year out’) before return to the 4th Year in September 2018. The student member of Council is required to be a full-time registered student in the next academic year (2018-19) or undertaking practical training at Post-Part 1 level. 

In the event the procedure above results in only one suitable candidate, that candidate will be appointed to Council without a student vote.

Date Submitted: 26/1/2018

Sketchmob at The Science Museum, Wednesday 31 January 2018, 6.45pm

The next Sketchmob sketching session, organised by AA tutor Trevor Flynn, will take place on Wednesday 31 January 2018 from 6.45pm – 8pm at The Science Museum. All are welcome.

What are sketchbooks for? Drawing huge aeroplanes, and space suits. And clocks. And cathode ray tubes. And working steam engines in massive galleries.

Crammed with fascinating objects and great stories from medicine, mathematics, genetics, communication and astronomy, The Science Museum has inspired curious people for over a century and a half. Our Sketchmob 2018 programme begins at one of The Science Museum Lates evenings.

The museum closes at 6:00pm, and then re-opens again at 6.45pm for the Lates evenings (please note their Lates policy states adults only). Arrive at 6.45pm, go through the main entrance, continue on through bag-check, and then meet other Sketchmobbers near the souvenir shop.  If this is your first time be assured you will spot others with sketchbooks and that’s all you need to know you are in the right place. Nuno and Trevor will give a quick greeting, give out a couple of drawing tips, then we sketch. We will meet up again at 8.30pm to look at drawings and hear how everybody got on.

Location: Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD. South Kensington Underground.

Date Submitted: 23/1/2018

Tuition Fees 2018/9 

AA Council has approved the Tuition fee levels for the 2018-19 academic year, (Ordinary General Meeting [OGM] held on Monday 11th December 2017). 

The Head of Finance has verified the amounts and the Tuition fee levels are confirmed as follows: 

(New students) £20,881 

Undergraduate Years 1 to 5 
(New and Continuing students) £20,881 

Graduate MA/MSc 
(New students, full Programme) £25,575 

Graduate MArch 
(New students, full Programme) £35,507 

Graduate MFA 
(New students, full Programme) £34,100 

Taught MPhil 
(New students, full programme) £42,625 

(New students) £25,575

Date Submitted: 22/1/2018

Fundamentals 2018 - A lecture series chaired by Oliver Wainwright for CSM's Spatial Practices

Following last year's series of debates at Central Saint Martins, Fundamentals is back in 2018, this time tackling The Way We Work – shining a spotlight on architectural education, internships, unions, fees, competitions, procurement, labour practices and more.

Visit the link below to read more about the series and buy tickets:

Date Submitted: 22/1/2018

Progress & plans of the new DPL facility in Bedford Square – completion, June 2018

More information - View PDF 

Date Submitted: 18/1/2018

Cities for our Future Challenge - Competition now open

The Cities for our Future Challenge is a global competition run by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in partnership with the UKNC for UNESCO and The Association of Commonwealth Universities.

Are you an imaginative, problem solving young professional, start up or student involved in surveying, urban design, architecture, or engineering? Then share your transformative ideas for projects and policies that solve some of the defining issues of our time: Rapid Urbanisation, Climate Change and Resource Scarcity.

The winner will receive a £50,000 prize and mentoring with industry experts to bring their idea to life.

To apply follow this link and submit your idea by the 31st May 2018. 

Date Submitted: 17/1/2018

UMC and GMC Student Representation Results and data confirmation for election held in November 2017

Date Submitted: 12/1/2018


Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Registered Members of the Architectural Association (Inc.) will be held at 33 Bedford Square, First Floor Front, London, WC1 on Monday, 22 January 2018 at 6.30pm.

Annual General Meeting 2018 - Provisional Agenda

  1. Welcome and Apologies
  2. Minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting (23 January 2017)
  3. Trustees/Directors' Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 July 2017
  4. Appointment of External Auditors
  5. Membership Report
  6. Date of the next Annual General Meeting.
Date Submitted: 9/1/2018

MArch Final Jury Week Live Streaming

The following Juries will be live-streamed next week, 8 - 12 January 2018.

Monday 8 January 2018
Housing And Urbanism Phase II Jury
Lecture Hall, 10.00am

Keynote lecture 6.30pm
Dan Stubbergaard 
Our Urban Living Room

Tuesday 9 January 2018
SED Phase II Final Jury
Lecture Hall, 10.00am

Keynote lecture 6.30pm
Patrick Bellew 
Green Building Design

Wednesday 10 January 2018
EmTech Phase II Final Jury
Lecture Hall, 2.00pm

Keynote lecture 6.30pm
Philippe Block 
Reimagining Shell Structures

Thursday 11 January 2018
DRL Phase II Final Jury
Lecture Hall, 10am 

Keynote lecture 5.00pm
Shajay Booshan 
Collaborative, cumulative : Realising architecture's disruptive potential

Friday 12 January 2018
DRL Phase II Final Jury
Lecture Hall, 10am

Keynote lecture 6.30pm
Organised by Theodore Spyropoulos with guests 
Future Culture

Date Submitted: 6/1/2018

The Admissions team are hiring student assistants 

The admissions team are seeking keen student assistants to help with tours of the buildings for prospective students.

We require help on an ad-hoc basis throughout Term 2 and Term 3. Tours generally last 30 minutes and there’s a maximum 4 tours per day. Some weeks it will be very busy, with interviews scheduled each day. Other weeks we might only have 1 day of interviews (hence 4 tours max). Therefore you do need to be flexible, or fit in tours around your existing student assistants duties (max 10 hours per week).

The tours are for groups of undergraduate students who have come to the AA for an admissions interview. Therefore, you need to be confident talking to groups of people, and know you’re way around the school & studios.  

If you are a registered student assistant, or are eligible to apply for an assistantship role (see the procedure under the jobs section of the website), please contact Kirstie Little via email: ASAP.

Date Submitted: 8/12/2017

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) 2018 Summer Internship Program

kidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) is pleased to announce that the application process for our 2018 Summer Internship Program is now open.

We are seeking the best emerging talent to join us this summer in our Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington DC, and London offices and we would like to ask that you forward this announcement to your students and display the enclosed posters in your studio. Hard copies are also on the way!

Selected candidates will get hands-on project experience in architecture, interiors, structural engineering, sustainable engineering and urban design.

In order to be considered, your current students who are returning to study in the Fall of 2018 should apply by January 2, 2018. Details and requirements can be found at

Decisions will be announced the week of January 15, 2018 and the internship program will run from
June 4 - August 10, 2018.

Thanks in advance for your assistance and support!

Best regards,

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Date Submitted: 7/12/2017

School Community Open Conversations

Two lunch time School Community conversations will take place this week on Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th December at 1pm.

This is a chance for the School Community - students, staff and members of Council - to come together in the spirit of openness, to ask questions and share our thoughts.  

Bring your lunch and speak about what's on your mind.

Date Submitted: 5/12/2017

Notice of Ordinary General Meeting of the AA Council

Notice is hereby given that an Ordinary General Meeting of the Registered Members (“Council”) of the Architectural Association, Inc. will be held at 33 Bedford Square, First Floor Front, London, WC1 on Monday, 11 December 2017 at 6.30pm.

Date Submitted: 29/11/2017

MINDTHECORK International Design Contest 2017 Edition - DEADLINE EXTENDED

AA students are invited to participate in the MINDTHECORK International Design Contest 2017.

MINDTHECORK offers design or architecture students the opportunity to create and design innovative sustainable solutions for living interiors.

The challenge of the contest is to design a product or an installation using cork, or cork combined with other natural and sustainable materials, that is a covering of vertical or horizontal plans.

The contest is open to all design or architecture students born before 1999. Entries may be individual or from a team. Each team must have at least one member that is verifiably a design or architecture student. Each student or group can apply one or more entries. Submission of entries to the contest is free of charge.

For more information and to apply, please visit 

The deadline has now been extended to 2 March 2018.

Date Submitted: 16/11/2017


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