MASTEN, Tyen (PHASE3)

From Print to Built

Series: AA Tutor Lecture
Date: Tuesday 16 February 2016
Time: 18:00
Venue: Lecture Hall
Running time: 53 mins

In this lecture Tyen will discuss setting up his practice PHASE3 after gaining experience working at high profile practices internationally. PHASE3 are currently working on projects both in the UK and overseas. He will talk about combining practice, teaching and research and how this influences the development of an emerging practice.


Tyen will be showing a number of current projects and discussing their development through designing using prints and patterns up to the final design and execution. He will explain how PHASE3 uses their mixed media approach to reach out into different areas of design – from print to built.


Tyen Masten, originally from California, is a designer living in London since 2004. He has taught at the Architectural Association since 2005. He is the founding director of PHASE3, an international architecture and design practice based in London. He gained his experience working in Los Angeles, New York, and London, and has a Masters Degree from UCLA.



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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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