COOK, Peter

Dogmas and Avoidances

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Date: Wednesday 12 November 2008
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Running time: 43 mins
Peter Cook vehemently believes that there is a CULTURE OF ARCHITECTURE ITSELF that is neglected by academies since many teachers of architecture dont have much taste for buildings. This HOK-sponsored series of lectures are intended to redress the balance. Peter Cook is joint Professor of Architecture of the Royal Academy of Arts and was Chairman of the Bartlett School UCL from 1990 to 2005. He taught at the AA from 1964 to 1989 and was Chair of Architecture at the Staedelschule Frankfurt from 1983 to 1990. He was a founder of Archigram and together with Colin Fournier designed the Kunsthaus in Graz. He was awarded both the Royal Gold Medal of the RIBA (as member of Archigram) and the RIBA Annie Spink Medal for teaching in 2002. He is currently building in Spain and Italy with his studio: CRAB. NB: Loss of sound for a few minutes halfway though talk.


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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 Certificate), 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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