Forthcoming Events

Tour of exhibition Eric Parry: Drawing with Eric Parry

Series : Exhibition Tour
Date : May 24 2019
Time : 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location : Soane Museum
Ticket Price : £0.00

Join us for a tour of the exhibition ‘Eric Parry: Drawing’ at the Sir John Soane’s Museum, led by Eric Parry himself.

For Eric Parry (AADipl 1979 and AA Past President) drawing is integral to his practice as an architect: not just as a design tool, but as a way of conceiving, reflecting on and analysing buildings and the places they occupy. Across projects as diverse in typology, scale and context as the new buildings at Pembroke College, Cambridge, the Holburne Museum in Bath, the renewal of St Martin-in-the-Fields, One Eagle Place on Piccadilly, 30 Finsbury Square (in the City of London) in Islington and the more recently completed 4 Pancras Square at King’s Cross and Fen Court in the City of London – drawing is always fundamental to Parry’s creative process.

This exhibition offers a never seen before insight into the extraordinary range of drawings Parry has created over the last four decades: from the sketchbooks that present a near continuous thread of ideas and observations, and the design drawings that document how projects have evolved, to the computer-generated construction drawings that show with immaculate precision the inner workings of his buildings.

Drawing is also a fundamental component of the Soane Museum, reflecting its importance to Soane’s conception and practice of architecture. Taking its cue from Soane’s example, Parry’s drawings will be displayed around the Museum, in a stimulating and sometimes surprising dialogue with Soane’s collection and spaces.

Image: French + Tye and courtesy of Sir John Soane’s Museum.

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AA Building Conversations: Danish Embassy and Duke of York Restaurant with Alan Dempsey

Series : AA Building Conversations
Date : May 28 2019
Time : 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location : Embassy of Denmark
Ticket Price : £5.00

This building visit led by Alan Dempsey of Nex—, will start at the Danish Embassy designed by Arne Jacobsen and move to the Duke of York Restaurant designed by Nex—. The conversation will be co-led by Naina Gupta (AA PhD candidate).

The Danish Embassy

The Danish Embassy in London was designed by the Danish architect Arne Jacobsen. It is a purpose-built embassy in modernist design, which houses the chancellery functions as well as the ambassador’s residence. The design was made in respect to the scale and the traditional composition of buildings in the area, while at the same time creating a functional entity. The visible structure of the embassy comprises of stacks of glazed boxes, cantilevered out from concrete walls.

The Duke of York Restaurant

Designed by Nex—, The new Duke of York Restaurant occupies a prominent position on the King’s Road. The form of the building responds sensitively to the adjacent Grade II listed screen wall of the Duke of York Headquarters.  A counterpoint spiral of ribbon like off-white concrete leads to a public roof garden, supported on glazed arches. At ground level, the interior is designed with a desire to create a restaurant for all seasons, which connects interior and exterior. A technical world first — the innovative curved glazing can lower into the basement, allowing alfresco dining in fine weather.

Alan Dempsey

Alan is the founding Director of Nex—, Alan leads the design of all projects at Nex— , a London based architecture studio that designs buildings and spaces defined by place, people and atmosphere.  Alan graduated from the AADRL in 2002 and taught undergraduate and post-graduate courses at the AA from 2005-2013. Alan’s work has been recognised with awards and commendations from the D&AD, The Architects Journal, UK Technology Strategy Board, World Architecture Network, Building Design, and the Architecture Foundation. He has been an invited speaker at the AA, NAI, CAFA Beijing, ETH, MIT and other international venues.

AA Building Conversations

AA Building Conversations brings together practicing architects and AA members to discuss in-situ how existing buildings in London have influenced, sharpened or challenged the architects’ own practices and understanding of the discipline. The conversations will be triggered by an AA PhD student, and will be a collective construction among all those present. This project has been initiated by Gabriela Garcia de Cortazar (AAPhD 2016), and realised by AA membership and AA PhD candidates Sofia Krimizi & Alvaro Velasco.

Image: © AA Photo Library, Alan Blanc, 1992

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AA Building Conversations: Sivill House with Tyen Masten

Series : AA Building Conversations
Date : June 6 2019
Time : 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location : Sivill House
Ticket Price : £5.00

A building visit led by Tyen Masten of PHASE3, of Sivill House by Skinner Bailey & Lubetkin, co-led by Sofia Krimizi, AA PhD candidate.

Sivill House

Sivill House was completed in 1962 in the Constructivist style and designed by Douglas Bailey, Francis Skinner and Berthold Lubetkin, the successors to the Tecton Group. The 76-flat council housing block on Columbia Road has 19-storeys, at a total height of 59m and is nearby to the Dorset Estate which was also designed by the same team.

Tyen Masten

Designer Tyen Masten is founding director of PHASE3, an architecture practice with work that goes beyond traditional expectations of building. PHASE3 operates as a platform that connects architecture, thinking and design to create big, serious, thoughtful projects. Tyen was a tutor at the AA in both the Diploma and Intermediate School between 2005-2017. During his tenure at Zaha Hadid Architects (2004–12) he successfully led the design on a multitude of projects in the Middle East and across the UK.

AA Building Conversations

AA Building Conversations brings together practicing architects and AA members to discuss in-situ how existing buildings in London have influenced, sharpened or challenged the architects’ own practices and understanding of the discipline. The conversations will be triggered by an AA PhD student, and will be a collective construction among all those present. This project has been initiated by Gabriela Garcia de Cortazar (AAPhD 2016), and realised by AA membership and AA PhD candidates Sofia Krimizi & Alvaro Velasco.

Open to AA Members. Become a member. Book your place using the form below.

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Members’ Screening: Workingman’s Death

Series : Members' AA Cinema Screening
Date : June 11 2019
Time : 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location : AA Cinema

Join us for a screening of Workingman’s Death (2005) Directed by Michael Glawogger

Workingman’s Death is an unflinching portrait of the state of manual labour in the 21st century. The film is composed of six chapters, the first five are portraits of heavy manual labour around the world, the sixth shows contrasting scenes of youths in a former German industrial complex which had been converted into a leisure park.

In Ukraine, a group of men spend long days crawling through cramped shafts of illegal coal mines. Sulfur gatherers in Indonesia brave the smoky heat of an active volcano and the treacherous trip back down. Blood, fire and stench are routine for workers at a crowded open-air slaughterhouse in Nigeria. Pakistani men use little more than their bare hands to dismantle an abandoned oil tanker for scrap metal. Steelworkers in China fear they could be a dying breed…

Open to AA Members. Become a member. Book your place using the form below.

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AA Graduation and Prize Giving Ceremony 2019

Series : AA Graduation
Date : June 21 2019
Time : 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location : Bedford Square Gardens

 

This year’s Graduation and Prize Giving Ceremony will take place at 2.30pm on Friday 21 June 2019 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.

ON THE DAY

11.30 – Registration desk opens

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

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

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

2.30 – Graduation ceremony begins

4.30 – Students gather for 2019 Group Photo

5.00 – Reception: Drinks and canapés served

6.30 – Projects Review opens

TICKETING

All graduating students attending the ceremony are entitled to two complimentary guest tickets. An unlimited number of additional tickets can be purchased in online in advance for £40 each.

For students who have already completed their course and require a confirmation letter for the purposes of obtaining a visa for themselves or their guests, please contact the AA’s Compliance Officer Krishna Songara (Krishna.Songara@aaschool.ac.uk) with details of the request.

A live stream of the ceremony will be available for friends and relatives who are unable to attend at www.aaschool.ac.uk/live.

DRESS CODE

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.

THE CEREMONY

All graduating students need to report to the registration desk on arrival. The registration desk will open from 11.30am on the day, on the paved area opposite 36 Bedford Square. Guest tickets will also be available for collection by the graduating student at the registration desk.

At 1.45pm 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 2.00pm. 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 6.30pm. Please make your guests aware that in line with UK licensing laws no drinks will be allowed outside the garden gates.

The 2019 Projects Review exhibition will open immediately following the ceremony at 6.30pm.

GRADUATION PHOTOGRAPHS AND FILM

Individual photographs: From 12.00pm 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 soon.

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 for a discounted price when booking graduation tickets, or available to purchase at full price after the event at the AA Bookshop. This year students will be able to buy both the formal photograph and an informal one.

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

STUDENT ASSISTANTS NEEDED

If you know any non-graduating students who are eligible to work in the UK and interested in assisting on the day please ask them to contact the Membership & Alumni Office at graduation@aaschool.ac.uk. They will be paid the standard student rate, and will be entitled to attend the ceremony at no cost.

DISABLED FACILITIES

If wheelchair access is required, please contact graduation@aaschool.ac.uk in advance to make the necessary arrangements.

TOILET FACILITIES

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.

PARKING FACILITIES

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 graduation@aaschool.ac.uk

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Summer Garden Party

Series : Summer Garden Party
Date : June 22 2019
Time : 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location :
Ticket Price : £75.00 - £5000.00

Join us in raising funds for Scholarships and Bursaries to support future generations of AA students. There will be opportunities to donate or pledge your support on the night.

Become a member


If you would like to set up a named Scholarship or Bursary, sponsor the event or become part of the host committee email events@aaschool.ac.uk


 

Tickets

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Summer Garden Party

Series : Summer Garden Party
Date : June 22 2019
Time : 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location :
Ticket Price : £105.00 - £5000.00

Join us in raising funds for Scholarships and Bursaries to support future generations of AA students. There will be opportunities to donate or pledge your support on the night.

Become a member


If you would like to set up a named Scholarship or Bursary, sponsor the event or become part of the host committee email events@aaschool.ac.uk


 

Tickets

594 spaces available BOOK / VIEW