Rethinking How People Move in Cities November 14, 2014
The World of the Architectural Association School of Architecture
The Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, commonly referred to as “The AA”, is the oldest independent school of architecture in the UK and one of the most prestigious and competitive in the world. The AA has helped shape modern architectural education and the profession in the United Kingdom and beyond. Notable alumni include Sir Richard Rogers, Rem Koolhaas, Sir David Chipperfield, Zaha Hadid, among others.
What makes the AA School of Architecture so special? Christopher Pierce, who has been teaching at the Architectural Association since 2007 and is Director of the AA’s Visiting School programme, gives an exhilarating talk on the AA School’s history, culture, and approach to architecture.
Dr. Christopher Pierce
Christopher Pierce completed his architecture studies at Virginia Tech and gained a PhD in architectural history at the University of Edinburgh. He has been teaching at the Architectural Association since 2007 as an Intermediate Unit Master, Lecturer in architectural history and theory and as Director of the AA’s Visiting School programme. He has published widely on seventeenth- and eighteenth-century drawings as well as writing critiques that cover a disparate range of contemporary architects and buildings, from Léon Krier to Ron Arad.