CRUICKSHANK, Dan

London: Layered City

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Date: Wednesday 22 October 1997
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Running time: 42 mins
Dan Cruickshank examines the way in which London, a merchant city, successfully exported itself to places as diverse as Philadelphia and Calcutta. A journalist and architectural historian, Dan Cruickshank is the author of several books, notably London: the Art of Georgian Buildings. He is the editor of the twentieth edition of Sir Banister Fletcher's A History of Architecture, and from 1972 to 1992 worked as an editor on The Architectural Review and The Architects' Journal. As an historic buildings consultant, his projects have included Spencer House in St. James's, 18th century houses in Richmond, Spitalfields, Clerkenwell and Mayfair, and country houses in Hampshire and Suffolk. He is a Visiting Professor at the School of Architecture, University of Sheffield, and has become a household name as a television presenter of architectural and travel programmes.


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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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