- After City After Party!
- FINAL REVIEW!
- Last Days Before the Final Review
- Staff Lunch!
- In The Studio
- Student Show
Each year we take a a morning to present AA student projects to the summer school. This year Lucy Moroney (3rd year), Manijeh Verghese (5th year) and Sam Nelson (5th year) showed their projects and talked to the SS students.
- The Interim Presentation
A fantastic day of presentations – each one provoked heated conversation and debate. A great indicator of interesting projects produced by an amazingly engaged group of students.
- Working In The Studio
- Summer School 2012 begins!
We’ve just launched Summer School 2012 with a fantastic group of students and staff! Welcome everyone!
- Unit 3 Installation featured on Dezeen!
“3013 Installation at the Architectural Association” – Unit 3s large scale plywood canopies that scaled the courtyard of Chings Yard up to the terrace at the Summer School 2011 final jury were recently featured on Dezeen.
The three-week, full time AA Summer Architecture School presents a challenging programme of design studios, field study, seminars and lectures that emphasise the importance of both practice and theory in contemporary architecture. Based on the AA’s unit system, it offers … Read more
- STUDIO SPACE & THE AA SCHOOL IN BEDFORD SQUARE
The AA’s facilities and studio spaces will be available for use throughout the programme.
Summer Studios are located in 16 Morwell Street (behind Bedford Square).
Opening hours are Monday through Friday 10:00 – 21:00.
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 – … Read more
- AA LIBRARY
The collection in the AA Library, founded in 1862, contains almost 46,000 volumes, including rare and early works, books, periodicals and journals, CDs/DVDs including access to online indexes and JSTOR. Library services are open to all members of the AA.
- MATERIALS WORKSHOP
The Workshop is well equipped with machine and hand tools for working in wood and metal. Facilities are available for working in steel and some nonferrous metals, and for precise working in hardwoods, softwoods and panel products. We have a … Read more
- MODEL WORKSHOP
The Model Workshop is a space where the making of small-scale objects can take place. It encourages exploration and experimentation with materials and techniques and is equipped with a kiln, a vacuum former and some casting facilities. Tutorials are available … Read more
- PHOTO LIBRARY, FILM LIBRARY & CINEMA
Our fully searchable website currently features 8,000 images representative of the broad scope of the main collection, which holds approximately 150,000 slides of historical and contemporary architecture. For educational use, the website includes low-res watermarked images available for downloading (along … Read more
- COMPUTER ROOM
In the Computer Room we aim to provide students with equipment and software they may not have access to at home. We have software such as 3DS Max, Rhino, Maya, AutoCAD and Digital Project on high-power computers. We also provide … Read more
- 2013 WATERWORLD
You can’t trust water: Even a straight stick turns crooked in it. – W.C. Fields
London has a wacky relationship with water. It turns its back on the very river that runs through it. It has just survived one of … Read more
- 2012 APRÈS CITY
“The after-party’s always better than the main event”
As the Olympic Games draw to a close next Autumn 2012, London will be struggling with the question of what to do when the party’s over? Do we all just pick up … Read more
- 2011 – STORIES FROM THE CITY
“Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
As construction remains stagnant following the global-economic-meltdown, fabrication of an entirely other kind – one of stories – is implanting itself firmly within our architectural culture and tools of production. Architecture … Read more
- 2010 TENDER IS THE NIGHT
The three week full-time AA Summer Architecture School offers an exciting approach to architectural design for anyone interested in exploring architecture as a profession or as an extended field of research.The AA Summer Architecture School presents a challenging programme of … Read more
- 2009 MINICITY
Is the age of bigness over as the world scales back its architectural and urban ambitions? After years of what seemed like incessant growth taking place from Bahrain to Bangalore, a radical slowdown sets a new pace of activity. This … Read more
- 2008 LONDON EVER AFTER
Look out. Life is imitating art. What was once the domain of the disaster movie is fast becoming the real-life plot of our collective futures. From The Day After Tomorrow (eco-Armageddon) to I Am Legend (man-made viral pandemic); cities have … Read more
- 2007 LIVE IT UP!
At the start of the 21st century, dreams of tall living are again the height of fashion. But this time around, it’s not the West leading the new wave, but the Middle and Far East. From Dubai to Shanghai, super-skyscrapers … Read more
- 2006 RECIPES FOR A FAST-FORWARD FUTURE
We may live in the present, but we dream of the future. Even though we know it’s a time elastically located ahead of us, The Future is also a place that is constantly re-drawn and re-imagined. Though nothing may date … Read more
- 2005 QUICKSPACE / SLOWTIME
At the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, mechanization firmly took control. The world was forever changed, and with it, our experience of space and of time altered irrevocably. Manual labour was too slow: so, let it die! Machines emancipated man, … Read more
- 2004 SHINY and NEW
Looking back on the history of the future, two tendencies stand out the most. We were either hurtling forwards to worse times, in 1984 or Blade Runner, where the sun would never shine and we’d choke on the toxic air. … Read more
- 2003 GLOBALLY YOURS
- 2002 SUBLIME OBJECTS IN MOTION
The design studios will explore the Sublime Object In Motion as a supple body that effects and is affected by change. Using London as an experimental laboratory of effects, participants will investigate relationships and strategies; speeds and resistances; abstractions and … Read more
The deadline for applications is 28 June 2013.
To apply online please use the link below.
Online application form
If you wish to apply by post, please download and print the pdf below and send by post to the Visiting School.
Application queries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
An AA certificate will be awarded on completion of the programme. Credit for the course should be organized by students at source. Please note that you must be 18 years of age at the start of the Summer School to be able to attend.
The AA Summer School requires a fee of £1660 per participant, which includes a £50 Visiting Student Membership.
There is a £700 deposit payable.
Fees do not include flights or accommodation. Students need to bring their own laptops, digital equipment and model-making tools.
For more information please contact the Visiting School Office.
Visiting School Coordinator
36 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3ES
Tel: +44 (0)207 887 4014
Director Summer School
Director Visiting School
- UNIT 1 – STAY UP
- UNIT 2 – BODY BUILDING
- UNIT 3 – REVISITING THE FUN PALACE
- UNIT 4 – POP UP CITY
- UNIT 5 – PERIPHERY PARTY
- DAY 1 – INTRODUCTIONS
- PRESENTATIONS & REVIEWS
- PARTY IN THE PARK
- FORMAT with SHUMON BASAR
- Unit 1 – A Tale of 3 Cities
- Unit 2 – Backroom Bauprobe
- Unit 3 – Installation City 3013
- Unit 4 – Amazing Stories From The City
- Unit 5 – Cities From The Story
- Day 1 – Introductions
- Presentations & Reviews
- Party In The Park
- Futuro Noir
- Minutes of Night
- Night Shapes
- Performing Structures
- Presentations and Reviews
- Reviving Robinhood
- Unit 1 – WORST-CASE SCENARIO
- Unit 2 – MEMORIAL TO FUTURE PAST
- Unit 3 – ARCHITASTROPHE
- Unit 4 – LONDON Y-Z
- Unit 5 – A CATASTROPHIC SILENCE
- Unit 6 – FACTORY FOR PASSE LONDON
- Presentations and Studio
- Introduction Day 1
- Unit 1 – MOVE IT UP, REV IT UP
- Unit 2 – RANDOM INTERNATIONAL
- Unit 3 – DRAWING PROUEN
- Unit 4 – LLC
- Unit 5 – BLAH BLAH ARCHITECTURE
- Presentations and Studio
- Unit 1 – MAZES
- Unit 2 – JACK THE HOMES
- Unit 3 – FUTURED ECOLOGIES
- Unit 4 – MOBILITY ATTACHMENTS FOR THE FOOT
- Unit 5 – THE FUTURE IS A DESIGN PROBLEM
- Unit 6 – WORD STATE
- Unit 1 – LUNCHBOX PACKED
- Unit 2 – SLOWTOWN
- Unit 3 – CREATION OF A TIME MACHINE
- Unit 4 – ALL ABOUT BIG BENJAMIN
- Unit 5 – PULSE CITY
- Unit 6 – INSIDE/OUTSIDE: LONDON ZOO
- Presentations and Studio
- Unit 1 – ICONOCLASM
- Unit 2 – ROLL AND CROSS
- Unit 3 – TAMAGOTCHI URBANISM
- Unit 4 – REBRANDING SITE
- Unit 5 – WHAT’S NEW
- Unit 6 – PLASTIC SURGERY
- Unit 1 – REELS, WHEELS, TRACKS
- Unit 2 – URBAN UNDERGROUND
- Unit 3 – URBAN SYNC
- Unit 4 – THE STOREFRONT
- Unit 5 – TOWER OF BABEL
- Unit 6 – BRANDALISM
- Unit 1 – WATER DIRECT
- Unit 2 – ARTICULATED LINE
- Unit 3 – EXPO LONDON 2002
- Unit 4 – SMART OBJECTS
- Unit 5 – PERFORMING STRUCTURES
- Unit 6 – DASHING LONDON
- Want to Teach?
- 2012 Tutors
Unit 1: Fran Balaam & Cristina Monteiro, Unit 2:
Manuel Collado & Nacho Martin, Unit 3: Jorgen Tandberg & Umberto Bellardi Ricci, Unit 4: Shaelena Morley & Manijeh Verghese, Unit 5: Mark E. Breeze, Dolores V. Ruiz, Juanjo Ruiz, Eduardo Rega, Beatriz Villanueva & Francisco J. Casas
- 2011 Tutors
Unit 1: Alex Kaiser, Trevor Flynn & Anderson Inge, Unit 2: Ingrid Schroeder & Julika Gittner, Unit 3: Lawrence Lek, Onur Ozkaya & Jesse Randzio, Unit 4: Nacho Martin & Manuel Collado, Unit 5: Olga Felip, Albert Serra, Irene Sola, Jaume Farres & Catarina Brito
- 2010 Tutors
Unit 1: Gaspar Libedinsky & Florencia Vetcher, Unit 2: Charles Arsene-Henry & Richard Rhys, Unit 3: Clement Blanchet & Mads Farso, Unit 4: Sarah Baker & Anthony Gross, Unit 5: Noam Andrews & Rene Barownick
- 2009 Tutors
Adam Furman, Marie de Monseignat, Douglas Moffat, Steve Bates, Joshua Bonnetta, Julika Gittner, Sarah Entwistle, Geraldine Dening, David Knight, Europa, Finn Williams, Ulf Hackauf, Inigo Minns and Onkar Kular, Noam Andrews, René Barownick, Yeena Yoon
- 2008 Tutors
- 2007 Tutors
Anthony Hoete, David Cowlard, Dagmar Sirch, Jan-Carlos Kucharek, Jennifer Bonner, Aris Papadopolous, Katherina Dionysopoulou, Volkan Alkanoglu, Michael Hensel, Hannes Koch, Daphne Sunguroglu, Kim Lodge, Aleks Catin
- 2006 Tutors
Ben Aranda & Chris Lasch, Stephan Henrich, Iassen Markov, Stephan Truby, Claudia Pasquero, Eduardo Rico, Ivan Valdez, Marco Poletto, Marloes Ten Bhomer & James Carrigan, Yu Daigaku, Matthew Murphy, Jan Willem Petersen, Kasia Korczak, Zak Kyes
- 2005 Tutors
Lawrence BH Ler, Therese Shu Z Lee, Jan Kattein, Zoe Quick, Chrysanthe Staikoboulou, Sue Barr, Takako Hasegawa, Sam Jacob, Sean Topham, Tomas Klassnik, Shelagh Wright, Charlie Tims, Maria Jose Mendoza, Massimo Santanicchia, Massimo Banzi, Line Ulrika Christiansen, Elio Caccavale, Tal Drori, Stefano Mirti, Simone Muscolino
- 2004 Tutors
Joris Laarman, Jeroen Verhoeven, Danyael Sugawara, Yael Gilad, Anat Stern, Markus Miessen, Matthew Logan Murphy, Ralf Plugfelder, Anna Klingmann, Wilfried Hackenbroich, Nathalie Rozencwajg, Michel Da Costa Goncalves, Asa Bruno, Nazaneen Shafaie, Afroditi Lefkaditi, Charu Gandhi
- 2003 Tutors
Alex Haw, Brandon laBelle, NeriOxman, Yusuke Obuchi, Mirco Becker, Saskia Simon, Lorena Camisuli, Josh Bolchover, Ingrid Hora, Dominik Kremerskotten, Madelon Vriesendorp, Neville Mars, Fenna Haakma Wagenaar