Athens Athens Visiting School 2017

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Thursday 12 – Saturday 21 July 2018

Our world is enriched by the numerous interactive means that connect us digitally yet at the same time often estrange us from our surroundings. Our built environment continues to evolve into an interconnected hyperspace where architecture can be fluid, flexible and vivid, yet the aspect of materiality requires more attention.

Action-designed structures begin to move beyond the utopian proposals of the 20th century’s manifestos and hold a place in the world of realized designs. The AA Athens Visiting School aims to bring users closer to the built environment while revisiting habits of designing, building and experiencing space through materiality. Understanding materiality and form as a ‘unified whole’, the programme integrates manufacturing techniques through the experimentation fabrication of prototypes at a 1:1 scale.

Prominent Features of the workshop/ skills developed

• Participants become part of an active learning environment where the large tutor to student ratio (4:1) allows for personalized tutorials and debates.

• The toolset of the Athens VS includes but is not limited to Processing and Grasshopper for Rhinoceros, as well as design analysis software.

• Participants gain hands-on experience on digital fabrication.

• Design seminars and a series of lectures support the key objectives of the programme, disseminating fundamental computational techniques, relevant critical thinking, theoretical understanding and professional awareness.


1) You can make an application by completing the online application found under ‘Links and Downloads’ on the AA Visiting School page. If you are not able to make an online application, email for instructions to pay by bank transfer.
2) Once you complete the online application and make a full payment, you are registered to the programme. A CV or a portfolio is NOT required.

The deadline for applications is 10 July 2018.

All participants travelling from abroad are responsible for securing any visa required, and are advised to contact their home embassy early. After payment of fees, the AA School can provide a letter confirming participation in the workshop.

All participants are reponsible for their own insurance including travel and health insurance. All participants also need to ensure that any equipment and valuable items such as laptops are covered by their own insurance as the AA takes no responsibility for items lost or stolen.

AKTO College – Athens Campus
11Α Evelpidon Street (Pedion Areos)
Athens, 113 62, Greece


The AA Visiting School requires a fee of £695 per participant, which includes a £60 Visiting membership fee.

Fees do not include flights or accommodation, but accommodation options can be advised. 

Group Discounts

For groups of 5-7 people wishing to attend the programme, a discount of 15% will be applied. The discounted fee will be applied to each individual in the group.

£60 (AA Membership fee) + 635*0.85 = £600(15%)

The workshop is open to current Undergrad and Graduate architecture and design students, PhD candidates and young professionals. Software Requirements: Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino 5.

Programme Head

Alexandros Kallegias graduated from the Architecture School of the University of Patras and completed his postgraduate studies at the Architectural Association Design Research LAB (ΑΑDRL) in London. He is the Head of the AA Athens Visiting School, the AA Summer DLAB and the AA Greece Visiting School where he teaches as Studio Master. He is also a key member of the AA Istanbul Visiting School.

His research has been published in peer reviewed reports and international publications. He gives lectures in Greece and abroad while he has been an invited in juries like the Archiprix 2015 in Ankara. He has previously taught as an Associate Lecturer at the School of Architecture at Oxford Brookes University, and in the School of Architecture of Liverpool University. His practice background includes being a Senior Architect at Zaha Hadid Architects, acting as BIM Coordinator for different projects in different countries.


Programme Head
Alexandros Kallegias

Athens Coordinator
Evaggelos Kanellopoulos

Head of Visiting School

Christopher Pierce

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