The AA invites you to the 2019

Silver Gala

in celebration of Architecture in Translation and in support of AA Public Programmes and Publications

Tuesday 19 November
36 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3ES
Attire: Black tie (or a translation of it)




6.30pm Drinks reception and exhibition opening

7.30pm Dinner and performances

9.30pm Auction and after party

The 2019 Silver Gala celebrates the launch of Architecture in Translation, and raises funds to support Architectural Association Public Programmes and Publications. Voices from the AA and beyond will come together to eat, celebrate our history and debate our future over delicious food and wine and a programme of performances. An exhibition of works donated by esteemed architects and artists, will be on display throughout the evening and will be auctioned to raise funds towards the Architectural Association Public Programme and Publications.

Auction and Exhibition Catalogue

Architecture in Translation

Today there are 7111 languages spoken around the world but it is estimated that by the turn of the century nearly half of the world’s languages are likely to be extinguished. At the AA we have students from more than 81 nationalities and we speak more than 40 languages. To celebrate and build on this diversity, and to recognise the value of language in the production of space and ideas, this year we are launching Architecture in Translation, a project that aims to build a multilingual and multicultural approach to architecture today.



3XN Architects
George Baird
Alan Henry Balfour
Norman Chang
Thomas Michael Darracott
Kohn Pedersen Fox
Andrew Griffin, Urban Agency
Sforza / Heah
Sachi Hoshikawa
Crispin Kelly
Asif Khan
Kengo Kuma

Silver Artwork Donors

Flavie Audi
Tatiana Bilbao
Nigel Coates
Revital Cohen & Tuur van Balen
Douglas Coupland
Thomas Heatherwick
Steven Holl
Toyo Ito
Alfredo Jaar
Sam Jacob
Julia Koerner
Kengo Kuma
Lawrence Lek
Thom Mayne
Farshid Moussavi
Tom Sachs
Fredrikson Stallard
Bernard Tschumi
Roger Zogolovitch

All donated artworks will be auctioned on the night, a catalogue will be available soon. An exhibition of donated artworks will be on display from 20 November ─ 6 December.

Auction and Exhibition Catalogue

A limited number of tickets are available below.



If you would like to join the 2019 Silver Gala Committee by pledging your support email


Art Direction: Pentagram, Sascha Lobe