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Volunteer Wanted for Hyperbation: AA Zoo School

Hyperbation: AA Zoo School is an architectural experiment located between physical and digital space, which expands the notions of hyperisation, gamification and hyperlocalisation. Following in a long tradition of wildly extravagant performance and carnival at the AA – typified by former School Director Alvin Boyarsky riding around Bedford Square on an Elephant in 1978 – AA Zoo School takes material from the AAs Archive, collides it with a cast of virtual characters and will juxtapose multiple environments with the live events of the AA Graduation Ceremony and Projects Review, 22nd June 2018.

We would like to have one student joining our NPC (non-player character) team, by wearing specifically designed costumes and props and supporting the players (student and guest) experience between physical and digital space, a hyperised architectural game in Bedford Square will be launched.

Hyperbation: AA Zoo School Gameplay Trailer is below:

If youre interested and available on 22nd June, please email:

Date Submitted: 8/6/2018



Monday 25 June – Friday 27 July OPEN Monday to Saturday 10-6
CLOSED Saturday 28 July to Monday 27 August incl.
Tuesday 28 August – Saturday 22 September OPEN M-Sat 10-6
Normal term-time hours resume Monday 24 September: OPEN M-F 10-9, Sat 10-6

Date Submitted: 29/5/2018

Late May Bank Holiday Closure


Date Submitted: 24/5/2018

Undergraduate End of Term Juries

Monday 14 – Tuesday 29 May 2018

Monday 14 May, 10.00
Intermediate 10 Barrel Vault

Tuesday 15 May, 10.00
Intermediate 14 32 Barrel Vault
Intermediate 2 32 First Floor Back

Wednesday 16 May, 10.00
Intermediate 5 Lecture Hall
Intermediate 7 Barrel Vault
Diploma 1 33 First Floor Front 
Diploma 15 32 First Floor Front
Intermediate 9 South Jury Room / North Jury Room

Thursday 17 May, 10.00
Intermediate 13 Lecture Hal
Diploma 9 33 First Floor Front and Back

Friday 18 May, 10.00
Intermediate 1 Lecture Hall
Intermediate 4 Barrel Vault
Diploma 13 33 First Floor Back

Monday 21 May, 10.00
Diploma 12 Lecture Hall
Intermediate 8 Barrel Vault
Intermediate 12 32 First Floor Back

Tuesday 22 May, 10.00
Intermediate 11 Lecture Hall
Diploma 11 Barrel Vault
Intermediate 16 33 First Floor Front

Wednesday 23 May, 10.00
Diploma 16
Lecture Hall
Diploma 17 Barrel Vault
Intermediate 6 32 First Floor Back

Thursday 24 May, 10.00
Diploma 14 Lecture Hall
Diploma 2 Barrel Vault
Diploma 18 North Jury Room

Friday 25 May, 10.00
Intermediate 3 Lecture Hall
Diploma 5 Barrel Vault
Diploma 8 33 First Floor Front

Tuesday 29 May, 10.00
Intermediate 15 Lecture Hall

Date Submitted: 14/5/2018

Renzo Piano Building Workshop Internship Genoa 2018-19

Deadline for Applications: FRIDAY 25 MAY @ 5PM

Internship applications are now being accepted for the Renzo Piano Building Workshop.

One internship will be filled by a 2018 AA Diploma graduate (Part 2). The internship includes a €8,500 scholarship (and a €577 monthly stipend) paid by the Foundation at the outset of the six-month internship in the Genoa office.

Current fifth year students interested in applying, who have the right to work in the EU, should submit their application pack – including a sample A4 portfolio of student work and a statement on why/how interests would be furthered by experience in the workshop – to the Director’s Office no later than 5pm on Friday 26 May. The successful applicant should also be familiar with the work of Renzo Piano and the Renzo Piano Building Workshop, and have a good knowledge of the computer programmes used by the studio (particularly Autocad, Revit, Photoshop and Rhinoceros). All applicants should be prepared to start the internship in Genoa on 3 September 2018, running through to 15 February 2019.

Date Submitted: 11/5/2018

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, 4 June 2018 at 6.30pm.

Date Submitted: 10/5/2018

2017-18 Technical Studies High Pass recipients

3rd Year

Zixin Ye (Inter 1)

Ainhoa Tamara Schapira Perez (Inter 2)

Kwang Yi Goh (Inter 3)

Mamoru Hoshi (Inter 3)

Shlok Soni (Inter 3)

Sooyeon Lim (Inter 4)

Camille Bongard (Inter 5) WITH DISTINCTION - best Technical Project in the 3rd Year

Wei Xuan Sean Gwee (Inter 5) WITH COMMENDATION

Leonard Liao-briere (Inter 7)

Khun Wong Allister Low (Inter 7)

Marina Isabella Gubbins Uccelli (Inter 8)

Nicholas Lin (Inter 9)

Ran Ben Shaya (Inter 9)

Shaha Maria Raphael (Inter 9)

Woojin Kim (Inter 9)

Si Jing Lai (Inter 10)

Youngbin Shin (Inter 11)

Jun Ho Yim (Inter 14)

Theodora Giovanazzi (Inter 15)


5th Year

Raphael Zwi Fogel (Dip 2)

Enshen Wang (Dip 2)

Sandra Karolina Kolacz (Dip 4)

Zi Shan Lim (Dip 5)

Zsuzsa Peter (Dip 5) WITH COMMENDATION

Brandon Whitwell-Mak (Dip 5)

Iris Gramegna (Dip 8)

Alessandro Magliani (Dip 8)

Gleb Sheykin (Dip 8)

Assaf Kimmel (Dip 9)

Vasilisa Lucic (Dip 11)

Julien Sebban (Dip 12)

Sebastian Tiew (Dip 12)

Fabienne Nathalie Tjia (Dip 12)

Nicholas Zembashi (Dip 12)

Anna Marianne Wahlsten (Dip 13)

Bodo Neuss (Dip 14)

Shaan Bimal Patel (Dip 14)

Emily Jayne Priest (Dip 14)

Alexandra Savtchenko-Belskaia (Dip 15)

Cheuk Ting Jane Wong (Dip 15)

Dalia Frontini Matsuura (Dip 16) WITH DISTINCTION - best Technical Thesis in the 5th Year

Fang Lee (Dip 16)

Jocelyn Sivakorn Arnold (Dip 17)

Berkin Islam (Dip 17)

Ke Bo Tsai (Dip 18)


Congratulations to the recipients and many thanks to all nominated candidates.  


A reminder that the Technical Studies High Pass Exhibition will take place from 10am-4pm tomorrow (Friday 4th May) in the Barrel Vault and will showcase work from all students nominated for a High Pass for their Technical Studies 3rd Year Design Project and Technical Studies 5th Year Design Thesis. All welcome to attend!

Date Submitted: 4/5/2018

Early Bank Holiday closure - 7 May 2018


Date Submitted: 3/5/2018

AA Writing Prize Winners 2018

Date Submitted: 3/5/2018

Shortlist for the AA History and Theory Studies Writing Prize and the Dennis Sharp Writing Prize 2018.

Congratulations to the following students who have been shortlisted for the AA History and Theory Studies Writing Prize and the Dennis Sharp Writing Prize 2018.


You can view the work of the nominees online:


First Year Shortlist

    • Alice Baseian: A group of consecutive moments: private to public through London
    • Judi Diab: The Post War Anti-Nostalgia: An Anomaly
    • Ron-fu Yeh: E 172.4, A 60, 3854 (Temporary Location)


Second Year Shortlist

    • Gabrielle Eglen: Lap - top, desk - top, On top - of the - desk, on top - of the - lap: The Desk as a Carrier and Reading a Collective Culture
    • Tamir Cohen Aharoni: The Facade as Masquerade: The origin of a city for developers
    • Mu Zhang: A Temple is not a Temple, but a Passage to the New


Third Year Shortlist

    • Jasmine Abu Hamdan: Shifting Proscenia
    • Ran Ben Shaya: The Natural Paradox: An Essay in Two Parts
    • Neill Lin: Three Rangers G


Diploma School Longlist

    • Daisy Adebiyi: Pop Giza: Are the Pyramids Leaving Giza?
    • Roberto Boettger: Save and Separate: The Conservation of Rio de Janeiro's Mountains
    • Jiehui Chen: Fill the Void: Plain and Not-so-Plane White Tees
    • Sandra Kolacz: Lines in the Sand
    • Ioana Man: The Durability of Engineered Prediction: Formulas, recipes, specifications and the rogue checklist
    • Moad Musbahi: Piracy as Method: West of the Nile and the Fiction of Empty Space
    • Paolo Pisano: AEDIFICIUM SACER
    • Emily Priest: Furnitures; or the choreography of the interior
    • Jacek Rewinski: The Hunt in the Forest Bialowiez?a Primeval Forest - the paradise of illusion
    • Palita Rompotiyoke: Sanctity Liberated Seeking Safe Haven
    • Cheuk Ting Jane Wong: Part One: Radure - Clearings; Part Two: land in suspension


All students are invited to attend the AA HTS and Sharp Writing Prize event on Wednesday 2nd May, in the Lecture Hall, from 10am till 4pm

Date Submitted: 30/4/2018

2018 Nicholas Boas Scholarship

We are delighted to announce that applications are open for the Nicholas Boas Scholarship. This travel scholarship, established in memory of former AA student Nicholas Boas (1975-1998) allows an AA student to spend three weeks in Rome in July 2018. The recipient will be based at the British School at Rome, where generations of artists and scholars have researched the history, art and architecture of Italy. All expenses for the trip are generously taken care of by the Nicholas Boas Trust and any current AA registered student may apply by emailing a short written paragraph stating why they wish to travel to Rome and what interest they intend to pursue whilst they are there. The deadline for applications is 1pm on Thursday 17  May 2018 by email to Sabrina Blakstad ( and must contain the name, email address, telephone number, year/programme of study of the applicant.

A shortlist of applicants will be asked to attend an informal interview to discuss their current work and their ideas for a Rome visit. The successful candidate is expected to produce a small body of work as a result of their visit; sketches, photographs or the basis of a project. For further information please contact Sabrina Blakstad at the email address above.

Date Submitted: 20/4/2018

Architectural education: a progression inquiry - call for survey participants

AA alumna Dr Harriet Harriss invites fellow alumni to participate in a survey exploring the diversity of careers of architecture graduates across Europe, including those who are working in other sectors.

The purpose of this questionnaire is to examine the potential diversity of architecture futures across the European Union: and the extent to which architecture graduates are impacting in other industries. The questionnaire should take no more than 10 minutes to complete and the responses will be anonymised.  

The study is being conducted by the Royal College of Art (RCA), the University of Antwerp, Politecnico di Torino, Universitat Politècnica de València, University of Zagreb and KU Leuven. 

If you have any questions about the study, please contact lead investigator Dr Harriet Harriss at the Royal College of Art in London:


Link to the survey:


Many thanks for your cooperation.

Dr Harriet Harriss (RCA)

Professor Johan De Walsche (University of Antwerp)

Date Submitted: 19/4/2018


This is an open call for nominations for a member appointment to Council starting 4th June 2018. Please see the role profile and person specification for further information.

Applicants must:

a)    At the time of nomination, be a full member of the Architectural Association and continue to be a full member for the duration of their tenure on Council

b)    be willing and able to perform the duties of a member of Council as described in the role profile and meet the requirements of the person specification (see attached);

c)    be able to devote sufficient time to attend and prepare for a minimum of 5 Council meetings per annum and attend committees and working groups as requested;

d)    be willing to serve as a member of Council for at least one term of 3yrs (members of Council are limited to a maximum of 2 terms of 3yrs);

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, membership number 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

All candidates which meet the eligibility criteria will be put to a membership vote to determine the candidate who will be appointed as a member of Council1.

Send nominations to the Company Secretary, Holly Bowden, by email to by 5pm, 7th May 2018.

1 In the event the procedure above results in 1 eligible candidate they will be appointed without a vote. If the procedure results in no eligible candidates, a further call for nominations will be held.

Date Submitted: 17/4/2018

Apply for new RIBA funding schemes

If you are enrolling on RIBA Part 1 and Part 2 courses in September 2018, you can apply to the highest ever amount of money in the history of the RIBA as they make available a record £220,000.

If you are struggling to fund your course and have what it takes to become a great architect, RIBA now has more scholarships and bursaries to support students like you.

For more details visit:

Date Submitted: 16/4/2018


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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.