Forthcoming Events

An Evening to Remember Paul Oliver (1927–2017)

Series : Memorial/Celebration
Date : May 26 2018
Time : 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location : Architectural Association
Ticket Price : £10.00 - £15.00

We extend a warm invitation to this event at the Architectural Association remembering Paul Oliver – influential former AA tutor and world-authority on blues music and vernacular architecture.

Programme of events

3.30–4.00 pm Arrival and refreshments, AA Gallery

4.00–5.30 pm Informal speeches: Memories of Paul, chaired by Alyn Shipton, AA Lecture Hall

5.30–7.00 pm Drinks reception and music performances by Sadie Roach, the Sarah Chaplin Jazz Duo , and the Alyn Shipton Jazz Trio



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RICOCHET 3: Experimentation? – Open call for proposals

Series : Ricochet
Date : May 30 2018
Time : 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location : AA Front Members’ Room

Are you interested in challenging the AA community with a visceral sharing of your work or experiments with architecture design, writing, models, videos or work that defies classification? Are you seeking the excitement of an embodied architecture exchange on experimentation?  If yes, it’s time to answer the RICOCHET call.

AA Members and alumni are invited to submit proposals for the RICOCHET 3  scheduled for 30 May 2018. The RICOCHET series, organised by John Andrews and Maria Theodorou, is a platform for AA Members & alumni to bring works in progress to the school to be put under scrutiny by students and colleagues. Intended as an intensive discussion and exchange of ideas, RICOCHET will assemble the AA’s bodies, humours and brains to exercise in the immersive environment of architectural gymnastics.

To submit your interest to discuss your work in progress at the RICOCHET series, send an e-mail to by 24 April 2018 (deadline). Your e-mail should include the following information:

Personal info: Name, Surname, your title (Dr, Ms, Mrs etc.), your e-mail and AA membership number (If known).

Proposal: A Brief description of the work in progress you would like to discuss, which should contain: your proposal’s title, a text (up to 300 words) and visuals (up to 3 images, or a link to a short video)

Your brief biography:up to 100 words -please indicate relationship to the AA i.e. member, alum

Please submit one proposal only and keep the following dates in your diary:

Submission of interest: by 24 April 2018 DEADLINE

Notification to successful proposals: 2 May 2018

RICOCHET 3 Discussion: 30 May 2018

We look forward to receiving your proposals and keep in mind you need to cater for your own expenses to come at the AA for the RICOCHET discussion, which will be audio recorded and broadcast at a later date.



Members’ Screening: City of Ghosts

Series : Members' Screening
Date : June 6 2018
Time : 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location : AA Cinema

Join us for an exclusive screening of Matthew Heineman’s City of Ghosts, 2017.


Directed, produced, and filmed by Academy Award–nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land, 2015 Sundance Film Festival Directing Award), City of Ghosts is a singularly powerful cinematic experience that is sure to shake audiences to their core as it elevates the canon of one of the most talented documentary filmmakers working today.

Captivating in its immediacy, City of Ghosts follows the journey of ‘Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently’, a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. With astonishing, deeply personal access, this is the story of a brave group of citizen journalists as they face the realities of life undercover, on the run, and in exile, risking their lives to stand up against one of the greatest evils in the world today.


Only open to AA Members. Book your seat using the form below.


AA Graduation and Prize Giving Ceremony 2018

Series : AA Graduation
Date : June 22 2018
Time : 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Location : Bedford Square Gardens

This year’s Graduation and Prize Giving Ceremony will take place at 3.00pm on Friday 22 June 2018 in Bedford Square Gardens. Please read through the information below and print a copy for your reference on the day. Each year we experience a wonderful turn out, and look forward to celebrating and congratulating all our graduates on their efforts.


12.00 – Ticketing desk opens

12.30 – Individual photographs available from Ede & Ravenscroft at 32 Bedford Square

14.15 – Students make their way to North Gate entrance to Bedford Square Gardens

14.30 – South Gate entrance to Bedford Square Gardens opens to guests

15.00 – Graduation ceremony begins

16.45 – Students gather for 2018 Group Photo

17.00 – Reception: Drinks and canapés served

18.00 – Projects Review opens


All graduating students attending the ceremony are entitled to two complimentary guest tickets. An unlimited number of additional tickets can be purchased for £30 each. Booking details will follow in Term 3.

If you or your guests require a confirmation letter for the purposes of obtaining a visa, please contact the AA’s Compliance Officer Krishna Songara ( with details of your request. 

A live stream of the ceremony will be available for friends and relatives who are unable to attend at


Academic gowns are not required, however smart or national dress is expected. In case of unfavourable weather conditions, please ensure you and your guests bring umbrellas as you will be queuing outside the garden in the open air.


Guest tickets will be available for collection by the graduating student at the Bedford Square Gardens South Gate ticket desk from 12pm.

At 2.15pm all graduating students are required to gather at the garden’s North Gate entrance and make themselves known to the undergraduate and graduate school coordinators.

The South Gate entrance to Bedford Square Gardens will open for guests at 2.30pm. Seating will be first come first served.

Following the speeches and presentation of awards and prizes, students will proceed to the paved area in front of 34-36 Bedford Square for the group photograph. Complimentary drinks and canapés will be served in the gardens until 6pm. Please make your guests aware that in line with UK licensing laws no drinks will be allowed outside the garden gates.

The 2018 Projects Review exhibition will open immediately following the ceremony at 6.30pm.


Individual photographs: From 12.30pm on the day of the ceremony, academic photographers Ede & Ravenscroft will be available to take portrait photographs of graduates and guests. They will be based in 32 Bedford Square First Floor Front and will have graduation robes on hand for individual photos. Copies of individual photos will be available to order from Ede & Ravenscroft directly. Details on how to register for your individual photos will follow in Term 3.

Group photograph: A group photograph of all graduates will be taken in front of the AA immediately following the ceremony. This will be available to pre-order online when booking graduation tickets, or available to purchase after the event at the AA Bookshop.

Graduation film: A film documenting graduation day will be available to pre-order at a discounted rate, or available to purchase at the standard rate after the event.


If you know any non-graduating students interested in assisting on the day please ask them to contact the Membership & Alumni Office at They will be paid the standard student rate, and will be entitled to attend the ceremony at no cost.


If wheelchair access is required, please contact in advance to make the necessary arrangements.


Toilet facilities will not be available in the Gardens. The toilets within the AA buildings will be available for use. Please ensure you advise your guests of this in advance.


There is an NCP Car Park on Adeline Place and limited Pay & Display bays in Bedford Square. Please advise any driving guests that restrictions on resident bays are enforced 24 hours a day.

Should you require any further information about the ceremony, please contact the Membership & Alumni Office 10am-6pm Monday-Friday on 020 7887 4034 or at


1957/58 Intake Reunion: 60 Years On

Series : Members Trip
Date : June 25 2018
Time : 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location : AA Bookshop

Join fellow alumni at the AA as we mark sixty years since the conclusion of the 1957/58 Intake’s first year of study.

Our trip down memory lane begins that afternoon above the AA Bookshop, with tea and cake overlooking Bedford Square Gardens.

Then it’s on to the Front Members’ Room, where we will raise a glass before joining the 2018 Projects Review Members’ Evening.

To cover the cost of the afternoon, we are asking for a contribution of £5 which will be payable on the day.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on 25 June.

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Members’ Evening 2018

Series : Members' Evening
Date : June 25 2018
Time : 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location : Architectural Association

AA Members and press contacts are invited to an exclusive private view of the Projects Review exhibition on Monday 25 June 2018, from 6pm-8pm.

Guests will have a chance to tour the end of year show in a relaxed setting with AA Students on hand to talk and answer questions about their work.

Complimentary food and drink will be served.

If you are a journalist looking to cover the AA Projects Review exhibition and would like to attend, please e-mail



Tour of Royal Airforce Museum led by Alan Dempsey

Series : Members Trip
Date : July 10 2018
Time : 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Location : RAF Museum London

AA Members and alumni are invited to join this exclusive tour of the new Royal Airforce Museum in north Londno, led by alumnus and former tutor Alan Dempsey (AADRL 2002), founding director of architecture practice Nex.

Nex has completed a large-scale redevelopment programme of the museum, opening in June to coincide with the Royal Air Force centenary in 2018.

The multi-million-pound project is the realisation of a masterplan by Agence Ter and Nex, and the result of an international competition win in 2014. The scheme sees the creation of new exhibition and visitor facilities alongside new landscaping that improves visitors’ understanding of the site and the museum’s connections with surrounding communities.

Place are free, but limited – book your place below.