Organised by AA XX 100

On Presentation

Series: AA XX 100 Events
Date: Monday 8 May 2017
Time: 18:30
Venue: Lecture Hall
Running time: 105 mins

In a school where your project is experienced, determined and assessed through presentation, we often fail to talk about this as the ultimate tool of the architect. Architects are communicators - translating ideas through various media and coordinating between different teams of specialists in order to transform a project into a reality. In this evening discussion, tutors from across the school will come together to discuss the role of presentation within the AA as well as in the profession as a whole, and how the multiple ways to perform a project could be celebrated rather than standardised. 

Presenting tutors include: Monia De Marchi, Ryan Dillon, Maria Fedorchenko, Mark Cousins, Sylvie Taher & Mark Morris.  
All tutors will start the evening by presenting the portfolio Planetary Architecture Two by Zaha Hadid to showcase the different ways to present a single architectural project. 

AA XX 100 aims to not only celebrate the contribution AA women have made in the last 100 years, but also to serve as a catalyst for a wider discussion on the issues facing architects today. AA XX 100 is a multimedia project of exhibitions, lectures, seminars, a website, international conference and publications, including a collection of historical and critical writing about AA women.

Image: A page from Gilbert Austin’s Chironomia - an 1806 book billed as a Treatise on Rhetorical Delivery where he stressed the importance of voice and gesture to a successful oration, with heads taken from Oskar Schlemmer's Triadisches Ballett. 

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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.