Redland/RIBA Lecture

Date: Friday 1 July 1988
Time: 18:00
Venue: RIBA
Running time: 95 mins

Chicago-based architect Stanley Tigerman gives a brief overview of buildings and projects from the first twenty-five years of his office before moving on to a more sustained focus on current work. After receiving both his architectural degrees from Yale University in 1960 and 1961, Tigerman set up a practice in his hometown of Chicago in 1962. In the 1970s he was one of the founders of the Chicago Seven, a group of young architects that helped change the prevailing Miesian vocabulary in Chicago. Tigerman was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects in 1973. A prolific lecturer, he has been a visiting chaired professor at numerous universities, including Yale and Harvard, and he was the resident architect at the American Academy in Rome in 1980. He has co-curated various landmark exhibitions and is the author of several books, including Versus: An American Architect's Alternative; and The Architecture of Exile. He has designed numerous award-winning buildings and installations worldwide.

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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 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.