Julian Leinhard

New Hybrids

Series: Evening Lecture
Date: Tuesday 26 February 2019
Time: 18:30
Venue: AA Lecture Hall
Running time: 0 mins

Today's challenges in Architecture and Engineering arise from an ever more complex network of boundary conditions, which often address apparently contradicting environmental, social and economic aspects. Within this context, we may not find a single best solution for a construction type or planning method to solve these challenges. In pursuit of efficient solutions for both the digital modelling and the actual construction, we are discovering new hybrids as forerunners of our creative profession.


Dr. Julian Lienhard’s scientific interest in lightweight and hybrid structures goes along with various realized experimental structures and prototypes as well as his academic and professional career. This forms the basis of his international structural engineering consultancy str.ucture GmbH as a recognized specialist in lightweight and special structures.


Image: Isoropia at Vennice Biennale 2018, Image: Anders Ingvartsen



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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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