Howard Tee & Fabio Micoli


Series: AA Summer DLAB Lecture Series
Date: Tuesday 2 August 2016
Time: 18:00
Venue: New Soft Room
Running time: 60 mins

Newtecnic are world leaders in building engineering. The Newtecnic approach, based on research from first principles, allows the company to achieve design excellence, from concept to fabrication, of the complete building, including engineering design for structure, facades and internal environment. Newtecnic designs with 3D BIM models that become highly evolved during the design process. Components from these BIM models, are generated with the support of a dedicated Newtecnic research and development team, based on physical testing and prototyping. This approach allows challenging projects to be delivered within short time frames and on budget, whilst maintaining high levels of technical accomplishment.

Howard Tee manages and leads high profile projects and consultant relationships at Newtecnic, including most recently the Riyadh KAFD Metro Station, the Grand Theatre de Rabat, and the Baku Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre. Howard leads the client and design team relationships for projects, as well as developing strong interfaces with manufacturers and contractors.

Fabio Micoli leads the structural, environmental and MEP engineering across all projects. He has worked on a range of projects, ranging from the Grand Theatre of Rabat, the Riyadh KAFD Metro Station and the Burj Alshaya development in Kuwait City. He is leading the research and development at Newtecnic in collaboration with the Cambridge University Engineering Department.

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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.