Monthly Archives: June 2011

Choul Woong Kwon

Choul has worked for some seven years at architectural firms in Korea after graduating from Hanyang University (BA 1998, Seoul). With experience of environmental architectural studies in Sheffield University (MArch studies, 2004) and in Cambridge University (MPhil, 2005) in the UK, Choul is currently enrtolled in MPhil/PhD Programme with an aim to bridge between architectural engineering and environmental friendly design; to maximise user’s comfort and minimise building energy consumption without sacrificing architectural aesthetic.

Winyu Ardrugsa

Winyu Ardrugsa is a PhD candidate at the AA funded by the Royal Thai government. He studied architecture at Silpakorn University in Bangkok and Delft University of Technology. He has practiced as an architect and taught design studio in Thailand. His research papers are presented at international conferences.

Tania Lopez-Winkler

Tania López Winkler is an architect and exhibiting artist based in London. Central to her work is the investigation of the world of fantasy embedded in the quotidian. Her interests are focused on the liminal space between interior space and city (as enacted in detective fiction and manifested in architecture), as well as drawings of an architecture that emerges from the psyche and its negotiation with reality. She is invited to give lectures and seminars in many countries including England, France, the United States, Italy, Spain, Poland and Mexico. She holds architecture degrees from ITESM in Mexico and the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London.

Pavlos Philippou

Pavlos Philippou is an architect involved in practice, teaching and research. He has taught at the AA, while his work has been published and exhibited internationally – especially a winning Europan entry. Apart from his PhD, Pavlos has completed both his Diploma and MA (Housing & Urbanism, Distinction) at the AA.

Patricia Martin del Guayo

Patricia is an architect and a PhD candidate at the AA in London, as a Gobierno Vasco scholar. In 2010 she graduated from Harvard University GSD with a Master’s of Architecture in Urban Design. She previously obtained her degree in Architecture in Spain, having studied as an Erasmus student at TU-Vienna, Austria. She worked as an architect in Spain and Germany and now maintains her own design practice in London.

Niloofar Kakhi

Niloofar started architectural studies in 2003 in Iran where she particularly became interested in history of the discipline. In 2009 she received her Master’s degree in Histories and Theories of Architecture from Architectural Association. She then enrolled again at the AA for the PhD course in 2011. As well as her research, she works on architectural projects in Iran.

Nerma Prnjavorac Cridge

Nerma Prnjavorac Cridge was educated at the universities of Sarajevo and Birmingham, the Bartlett and the Architectural Association. After participating in an Antarctic expedition she become Special Envoy to UNESCO in 1997. Distinguished practitioners Nerma has worked for include Thomas Heatherwick and art2architecture.  Nerma’s drawing installation ‘Echo’ featured in 2010 ‘Drawing Out’ festival at RMIT. She is currently lecturing at Central St Martins and Brighton University.

Merate A Barakat

Merate Barakat worked for PMA (Prescott Muir Architects), based in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she worked on numerous projects that have received design AIA (American Institute of Architects) awards. She has received an MArch from the University of Utah, an MSc from the University of Nottingham and BSc from the Arab Academy of Science in Technology, Alexandria – Egypt Campus.

Emmanouil Stavrakakis

Manolis Stavrakakis was born in Heracleion (Crete) in 1981. He studied architecture at the National Technical University of Athens and at the Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation, Columbia University (MSc in Advanced Architectural Design). He has been practising as an architect and teaching since 2005 in Herakleion, Athens and London.


José Raúl Zavala

José Zavala taught and researched in his native Argentine for 13 years in the field of architecture and urban planning. Since his arrival in the UK, and after he received his MA in Housing & Urbanism from the AA, he founded ECONOVATE in 2005, developing a material design based on recycled fibre cellulose concrete as a substitute for standard concrete blocks. Jose is also a frequent contributor to architectural magazines.