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Carlos Estrada-Zubia, Amy Holtz Mathys, Daniel Chad McKee, Maria Chiara Multari, Farah Naz, Michael Smith Masis

Future Practice - Session 2

Series: SED Symposia
Date: Tuesday 26 May 2020
Time: 16:00
Venue: Zoom

This is the second in a series of three live events featuring projects by alumni of the AA School’s Sustainable Environmental Design (SED) Masters programme in conversation with current SED students and staff across sixteen different time zones.

Carlos Estrada-Zubia (MA 2004) Founder ODA, Professor Monterrey Tech, Mexico
Amy Holtz Mathys (MA 2005) Director, PLP Architecture, London
Daniel Chad McKee (MSc 2015), Assistant Professor, Hong Kong University, HK
Maria Chiara Multari  (MSc 2017) Renzo Piano Workshop, Genoa, Italy
Farah Naz (MArch 2008) Leader Sustainability & Innovation, Buro Happold, Dubai, UAE
Michael Smith Masis (MSc 2008) Founder Entre Nos Atelier, San Jose, Costa Rica  

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Image: Amy Holtz Mathys, PLP Architecture – 22 Bishopsgate

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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.