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Andreas Bründler

Constellations - Correlations

Series: MArch Keynote - Housing & Urbanism
Date: Monday 6 January 2020
Time: 18:30
Venue: AA Lecture Hall
Running time: 102 mins

Andreas Bründler founded the office Buchner Bründler Architekten with Daniel Buchner in Basel in 1997. He was admitted to the Federation of Swiss Architects (Bund Schweizer Architekten) in 2003. He was appointed visiting professor at the EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale of Lausanne) in 2008 and 2009. A visiting lectureship in the field of design at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich) followed between 2010 and 2012.

After an apprenticeship as a structural draughtsman in Zug from 1984 to 1987, he studied architecture at the Engineering School of Both Basels (Ingenieurschule beider Basel) from 1989 to 1993. Then he worked for the architectural office Miller & Maranta in Basel from 1994 to 1997. He was born in 1967 in Sins, Switzerland.

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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.