Citizen Lambert: Joan of Architecture 1/2

Date: Wednesday 11 March 2009
Time: 00:00
Running time: 61 mins

A screening of 'Citizen Lambert: Joan of Architecture' - a unique glimpse into the world of Phyllis Lambert, renowned patron, architect, urban activist and founder of the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) in Montreal. Teri Wehn-Damischs biopic switches from biography to autobiography, and public to private persona, with nods to Orson Welles and Gilles Deleuze. During the 1950s Lambert commissioned Mies van der Rohe to design the Seagram Building, and, through the CCA, has established a formidable architecture collection. Phyllis Lambert studied architecture at IIT, Chicago. She designed the Saidye Bronfman Centre in Montreal, and renovated the Biltmore Hotel in LA. In 1979 Lambert founded the CCA, a museum, archive and scholarly resource for architecture, promoting research and stimulating innovation in design practice. She has received numerous honorary awards for her work.Teri Wehn-Damisch has lived in France since 1975, where she is a producer, director and screenwriter.

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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.