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


Monday 11 December to Thursday 14 December : open 10-9pm
Friday 15 December : open 10-6pm
AA CLOSURE:  Saturday 16 December to Tuesday 2 January inclusive

Date Submitted: 16/11/2017


The Architectural Association (AA) is recognised as an international leader in architectural education, with graduates that include many of the world’s leading architects, scholars, critics and educators. The AA School is led by the AA Director who is elected by the School Community and formally appointed by the AA Council, which bears the overall responsibility for the Architectural Association Inc. Founded in 1847, the AA’s principal activities are the operation of a school of architecture (currently consisting of circa 750 students and 250 academic and administrative staff) and a learned society comprising members and alumni. The AA is committed to public benefit, attained by the teaching, discussion and promotion of architecture.

The AA is now seeking exceptional candidates to apply for the role of Director. The Director will provide intellectual, strategic and operational leadership as the AA charts its way through what will be an exciting yet challenging period in its history. The ideal candidate will be a respected figure in the field of architectural education or practice. They will have the leadership skills and abilities to navigate organisational complexities and be a compelling communicator. Candidates will be able to demonstrate the ability to foster creativity and innovation and to think beyond the conventional means of education. They will have a commitment to transparency and to maintaining and developing the AA’s distinctive model of participatory democracy.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Architectural Association on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference EAVDA. Alternatively email or telephone 020 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should arrive not later than noon on Monday 20th November 2017.

Date Submitted: 26/10/2017

International Architectural Competition "New Central Part of Resort Borovets"

We are pleased to inform you that the International Architectural Competition "New Central Part of Resort Borovets" is now officially announced. The competition is about a redevelopment of a significant central area in the Bulgarian mountain Resort. The submission is free of charge, untiil Jan 10, 2018.

Download the competition rules and full documentation from and join us to reinvent the public center of the Bulgarian mountain resort. Projects entries will be accepted until January 10, 2018, 17:30 GMT+2. We are looking forward to your participation!

borovets competition poster

Date Submitted: 18/10/2017

‘Tomorrow’s challenges in today’s buildings’ - ideas competition launched by BSRIA and Designing Buildings Wiki

We are looking for innovative, unusual and radical ideas in response to the question; how can buildings be designed today to ensure they are resilient to the challenges they will face tomorrow?

This is a great opportunity for students to:

  • Engage with a vitally important subject. 
  • Apply their developing technical and theoretical knowledge. 
  • Get a competition win on their CV. 
  • Be featured in BSRIA’s Delta T magazine and on Designing Buildings Wiki (with their university and course being recognised).
  • Win £500 of BSRIA publications, training or membership.

The competition is very quick to enter, we are looking for ideas not long essays.

More info at Designing Buildings Wiki website

design building competition image

Date Submitted: 9/10/2017


As the era of mass media gives way to personal and participatory media, LAWuN instigates Channel Pavilion. Channel Pavilion is a space that you can use without qualifications, questions, judgment. There's a space in which you can share ideas and make connections with others around the AA and around the planet. Channel Pavilion is a prototype, a version of the AA leveraging its reputation for a continuous open-ended program inviting students to participate with each other in open forum.

This is Channel Pavilion, the space where you can enter and work, discuss and explore architecture and everything else. 

Begin by drafting your proposal here then return it to the Channel Pavilion.

First meeting will take place on Friday 6th October 2pm at 33 Bedford Square, Diploma corridor.

Date Submitted: 29/9/2017

PLAT open call for submissions for issue 7.0: Sharing

PLAT has announced an open call for submissions for their 7.0 issue, Sharing. Abstracts of approximately 250 words are due by 20 November 2017. Email submissions and questions to and see for more details.

Date Submitted: 29/9/2017



Application is open to students of any nationality in their penultimate year of a Masters or PhD degree program in Architecture, Historic Preservation and/or Urban Design.


Applicants will submit a portfolio of their work, a research/study proposal, a travel itinerary and budget. 


15 January 2018 Deadline for Applications to the Director’s Office –

21 March 2018 Announcement of Award

Summer 2018 Travel & Research Period

15 October 2018 Deadline for Submission of Final Report


A jury to review submissions will be led by architectural, urban design and historic preservation professionals of the Beyer Blinder Belle Foundation, along with invited members of the design profession. Contact for questions.

For further info and application forms, please contact the Director’s Office –

J.B. travel award

Date Submitted: 25/9/2017


The AA School in realtime


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