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In Pursuit of Novel Form
Series: New Canonical Histories
Date: Thursday 24 October 2019
Venue: AA Lecture Hall
Running time: 71 mins
Our work is interested in re-appropriating paradigms of design typology through creative interventions. We want to inspire a discourse on how we occupy public domain by forming opportunities for visual effects and social inhabitation. Part of this mission to investigate, impact and transform the built environment, is to implement innovative techniques, new methods of make and sustainable systems.
Volkan Alkanoglu is a designer based in Portland, OR. His work is focused on the pursuit of novel form through spatial, material and technological explorations. Recent work has been permanently installed in several institutions within the Unites States including Clemson University, Clippership Wharf in Boston, University of Maryland in Baltimore, Yeshiva Museum in New York, Fort Lauderdale International Airport, University of Oregon in Eugene, Salt Lake Community College, Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Washington Metropolitan Police Training Facility, Fort Lewis College in Durango and the University of Colorado in Denver. Within his academic background, he was design faculty at SCI-Arc, the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles, CA and Harvard University, Graduate School of Design in Cambridge, MA. He has also served as the Director for Graduate Studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. Volkan Alkanoglu is a registered Architect in Germany, and a LEED Accredited Professional in the United States.
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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.