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CANCELLED - John Pawson

Design Museum Tour

Series: Membership and Alumni Building Visit
Date: Tuesday 5 February 2019
Time: 13:00
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Join us for this exclusive tour of the Design Museum with John Pawson CBE.


The Design Museum opened its new home in 2016 in the former Commonwealth Institute building in Kensington. John Pawson CBE and former AA student, was appointed for the interior architecture of the £83 million restoration of the 1960s Grade II* listed building. Pawson was responsible for the building’s newly configured interiors, preserving and enhancing the original structure’s inherent architectural qualities, while also accommodating the full programme of a contemporary museum. Within the scheme, the galleries, restaurant, education spaces, members’ room, library and offices are arranged around a minimal oak and marble lined atrium. Pawson also designed the standalone museum shop.


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Unfortunately this event has been cancelled. Please contact events@aaschool.ac.uk with any queries.



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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 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.

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