Marina Lathouri: Dis-locutions, Architecture and the Political


PhD Debates Marina Lathouri with visiting speakers / Term 2   The Debates, a joint MA History and Critical Thinking and PhD seminar, provide a venue for exchange of ideas and arguments. External speakers are invited every week, to position multiple voices and make possible a process of thinking in common, by definition a pedagogical […]




Michael Weinstock: The Scientific Method and Design Science


16-18 October 2.00pm EmTech Studio The Scientific Method is an evolving set of procedures based on systematic observations and measurements, the formulation of ideas (hypotheses) and predictions from those observations that are tested by experiment, the subsequent modification of the hypotheses and further experimentation until there is no distance between the hypothesis, prediction and observed […]




Pier Vittorio Aureli, Maria S. Giudici: A Critical History of Domestic Architecture


Architectural Association, London PhD Program ‘City/Architecture’ Fall Semester 2017   The seminar will focus on a critical history of domestic architecture from its origins to the present. Why we live in houses? Why has this become the predominant way of living? Why has the history of housing always been a history of crisis? Why has […]




Mark Cousins: PhD Research Methods


This course is concerned to propose a sequence of tasks which deal very concretely with the practicalities of research. It is not a theoretical account of research but a detailed account of the issues that need to be considered and incorporated into the domestic engine of the work. The overall characterisation of PhD work as […]




PhD Programme Introduction for 2017-18 academic year


The staff of the PhD Programme at the Architectural Associations are pleased to invite you to attend the introduction presentation for of the programme on Wednesday 27 September at 12.00 in the Lecture Hall (36 Bedford Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3ES). Furthermore, an induction for new and continuing PhD students will take place on Friday […]




New PhD research projects


Please join us for the presentations of the new PhD students at the Architectural Association. The presentations are meant as an informal introductory outline of the proposed research in plain language and in no more than 10 minutes. Each presentation will be followed by 20 minutes of questions and comments. The event will take place […]




Continuing PhD presentations second session


Following the successful first session of presentations by continuing PhD students held on the 6th of March, the Architectural Association PhD Committee has the pleasure to invite you to join the second session of debates. Each presentation is to be preceded by a brief introduction from the student’s director of studies, positioning the research project. […]




1960s: ‘Avant-Garde’ Roots, Function. A Terminological Approach


Organised and hosted by Marina Lathouri Series: HCT / PhD Debates Date: 17/3/2017 Time: 14:00 Venue: 37 FFF HCT/PHD Debates The HCT Debates provide a venue for exchange of ideas and arguments. External speakers are invited every week to present and engage with tutors and students. The aim is to position the multiple voices making possible […]




Architecture and Its Theories


Open seminar Date: Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 6:30pm followed by drinks at 8:30pm Place: 33 First floor front and back, Architectural Association, London Open seminar on architectural theory in conjunction with the launch of special issues of the book and the journal both titled This Thing Called Theory, an outcome of the 12th international conference of the Architectural Humanities […]




Unpacking Architecture’s Academic Work


seminar with PhD students Date: Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 1-3pm Place: 33 First floor back, Architectural Association, London (tbc) This afternoon seminar prior to the evening event provides a smaller and more informal setting for PhD students to meet with This Thing Called Theory editors Teresa Stoppani, Doreen Bernath and Giorgio Ponzo, and George Themistokleous (Skype) and […]




The Politics of Violence as/against/through Architecture


Organised and hosted by Marina Lathouri Series: HCT / PhD Debates Date: 10/3/2017 Time: 10:00:00 Venue: 37 FFF HCT/PHD Debates The HCT Debates provide a venue for exchange of ideas and arguments. External speakers are invited every week to present and engage with tutors and students. The aim is to position the multiple voices making possible […]




PhD seminar with Shiqiao Li


Date: Monday 6 March 2017 Time: 10:30 – 12:00 Venue: AA PhD room Bedford Square, 33 Ground Floor Back Shiqiao Li (BA Tsinghua Beijing, AAGradDip, PhD AA/Birkbeck) is author of Understanding the Chinese City, Power and Virtue: Architecture and Intellectual Change in England 1650-1730, and editor, with Esther Lorenz, of Kowloon Cultural District. He is […]




Continuing PhD Presentations first session


The Architectural Association PhD Committee has the pleasure to invite you to join the first session of presentations by the continuing PhD candidates at the Architectural Association. Each research report from the candidates will highlight key research questions, meaningful findings so far, and likely original contribution to the corresponding field of knowledge. The event will […]




Flat White: incipient Modernist architecture in late Wilhelmine Germany


Organised and hosted by Marina Lathouri Series: HCT / PhD Debates Date: 3/3/2017 Time: 11:00:00 Venue: 33 FFF HCT/PHD Debates The HCT Debates provide a venue for exchange of ideas and arguments. External speakers are invited every week to present and engage with tutors and students. The aim is to position the multiple voices making possible […]




Alberti’s Media Lab


Organised and hosted by Marina Lathouri Series: HCT / PhD Debates Date: 17/2/2017 Time: 11:00:00 Venue: 33 FFB HCT Debates The HCT Debates provide a venue for exchange of ideas and arguments. External speakers are invited every week to present and engage with tutors and students. The aim is to position the multiple voices making possible […]




MA HCT/PhD Seminar with Thanos Zartaloudis


Organised and hosted by Marina Lathouri Series: HCT / PhD Debates Date: 1/2/20 Time: 14:00:00 Venue: 37 FFF HCT Debates The HCT Debates provide a venue for exchange of ideas and arguments. External speakers are invited every week to present and engage with tutors and students. The aim is to position the multiple voices making possible […]




Student PhD lecture series – Joan Ockman


“The Idea of Complexity in Architecture circa 1966” Date: Thursday, 24.11, 2pm Place: 33 First floor back, Architectural Association, London Rather than focus only on Venturi’s book titled ‘Complexity and Contradiction,’ the lecture  is going to place the idea of complexity within a wider context, both synchronic and diachronic. Suggested readings: – Robert Venturi, ‘Complexity […]




PhD room


The new PhD room is in use. Visitors are welcome at Bedford Square, 32 Ground Floor Back.  

Photograph by Stefan Popa



PhD lecture series by Prof. Dr. Michael Weinstock


 




PhD event: Lydia Kallipoliti


organized by AA PhD student Sofia Krimizi Date: 08/06/2016 Time: 14:00:00 Venue: New Soft Room Lydia Kallipoliti: The curious case of the Digital Archive Every PhD researcher, throughout the course of writing, unavoidably becomes an obsessive collector. Our computers are libraries of data clouds that operate sideways to our main projects. Stories, drawings, unfinished videos, […]




AA-CCA Research Grant


This research grant provides the opportunity for summer residency at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal. It is awarded annually to AA PhD students in their second or later years of study. The grant provides a stipend toward travel, accommodation and subsistence. Previous recipients of the AA-CCA Research Grant were Eva Eylers (2009), Emanuel de […]




PLEA 2014


Sustainable Habitat for Developing Societies, 16-18 December 2014, Ahmedabad, India Some twenty AA Sustainable Environmental Design graduates attended and presented work at this three-day conference including several current PhD students Patricia Martin and Gabriel Felmer.




Algorithms & Actualisation


PhD Symposium 12 December 2014, AA Lecture Hall A one-day international event organised by PhD in Architectural Design students Elif Erdine and Ali Farzaneh to explore the implications of computation in PhD design research at various scales. In recent decades, computation has had a profound effect in empowering designers to breach into other fields including […]




International Events & Publications


On any given year AA PhD candidates contribute to conferences, teaching and publications in the AA school as well as elsewhere in the UK and abroad. Over the last and current academic years these have included presentations of current work at the University of Thessaly, Greece; the Architectural Humanities Research Association AHRA Symposium, University College […]




Visiting Scholars


Doctoral candidates registered with another institution who wish to spend a period of their PhD research at the AA School must follow the normal postgraduate application procedure described in the AA Prospectus and online. The maximum period of study as visiting doctoral student is of one academic year for which the School’s research student tuition […]

The Building PhD Event at the AA



AHRA Research Student Symposium


National and International Appropriations of Architectural Archetypes AA PhD candidate Costandis Kizis at the The 10th Annual Research Student Symposium, May 2013 in Lund, Sweden.




Translate the Intangible


Guest speakers: Branko Kolarevic (University of Calgary), Mark Sarkisian (Director of Structural Engineering, SOM San Francisco), Greg Lynn (Angewandte Wien & UCLA A+UD), Axel Kilian (Princeton University), Luca Dellatore (ARUP), Hod Lipson (Cornell University) Translate the Intangible, a symposium organised by the AA PhD in Architectural Design students as part of the AA Public Programme, addresses the challenges of communicating dynamic aspects […]




A Day on the Grid


http://thegrid.aaschool.ac.uk The grid has had a long and prolific history within the architectural discipline and the fields of spatial production. As a seemingly indispensable device for the existence of space, it has been both a model of rationality and a sign of artificiality. This one-day event will address the manifold character of the grid, examining […]