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The Conservation of Historic Monuments in France
Date: Friday 15 March 2013
Venue: Lecture Hall
Running time: 58 mins
This lecture is in collaboration with the French British Union of Architects (FBUA).
French-born Benjamin Mouton (1948) has led a distinguished career as an architect specialising in historic monuments. Since 1980, he has worked on various studies and projects – among them, directing the restoration work on the historic monuments of the Finistere and Morbihan (1980–1987), the Eure (1987–1993) and the Eure et Loir (1987–1994) departments.
He is currently responsible for the Hotel National des Invalides, the Val de Grace, the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts and the cathedral of Notre‐Dame de Paris. A former president of ICOMOS France (2000–2006) and of the Academie d’Architecture (2005–2008), he now oversees numerous international projects (ICOMOS Executive Committee, UNESCO Expert) and has participated in many national and international congresses.
Since 1993, he has served as associate professor at the Ecole de Chaillot, where he is responsible for the coordination of the Department of Architecture. Having created the joint workshops in 1994, he oversaw workshops (in Romania, Scotland, China and Greece) and also teaches in schemes organised by the school in Sofia, Damascus and Rabat. He is Knight of the Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur and an officer in both the Ordre National du Merite and the Ordre des Arts et Lettres. Additionally, Mouton is Commandeur of the Merite Culturel Roumain and an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.
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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 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.