AA-AD Symposium 4

Ecological Design Research and Computation

Series: Symposium
Date: Monday 30 April 2012
Time: 10:00
Venue: Lecture Hall
Running time: 318 mins

Organised in conjunction with the AA School’s Masters Programme in Sustainable Environmental Design, the symposium brings together contributors to AD’s special issue on Experimental Green Strategies – Redefining ecological design research.

10.00 Welcome
10.30 Simos Yannas, AA Graduate School: Adaptive Strategies for an Ecological Architecture
11.00 Robert Aish, Autodesk Research: Designing at t+n
11.30 Azam Khan, Autodesk Research:Simulation and the Future of Design Tools for Ecological Research
12.00 Discussion and Q&A
12.30 Lunch
1.30 Kasper Jørgensen, 3XN Architects, Denmark: Architect as Material Designer
2.00 Judit Kimpian and Christian Derix, AEDAS: Research and Design Computation
2.30 Meredith Davey, Atelier 10: Ecologically Reflective Design
3.00 Discussion and Q&A
3.30 Tea break
4.00 Irene Gallou and Giovanni Betti, Foster+Partners: Project-led Research
4.30 Terri Peters, AD Guest Editor: Experimental Green Strategies, Redefining Ecological Design Research
5.00–5.30 Discussion and Q&A

All lectures are open to members of the public, staff and students unless otherwise stated.

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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 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.