AA School of Architecture

Why AA School of Architecture?

The AA School of Architecture is a one-of-a-kind architecture school, made up of diverse unit and programme studios, public galleries, dozens of lectures, exhibitions and publications, as well as archives,

International Students

Every year nearly 90% of full-time students come to the AA from abroad, creating a setting for a global discussion, debate and exchange of architectural ideas. Scholarships and bursaries are available to all students regardless of age, nationality or background. Students are supported by a dedicated team of admissions coordinators from initial enquiry to acceptance. In September each year, all new students attend Introduction Week which provides a welcome to the school, accommodation advice and information about life in London. The AA’s open-door policy ensures that students can access advice and guidance from coordinators, and the Registrar, at all stages throughout their time at the school. The cross-school tutor/student ratio is approximately 1:5, creating a strong relationship between tutors and students and providing a high level of tutor contact time. AA School graduates are highly sought after by employers. AA alumni have been a powerful presence among the leading architects of their generation since the school was set up. Globally, the AA Visiting School brings together hundreds of part-time students to global schools, design workshops and special architectural events across five continents. AA tutors work alongside local teaching partners on a series of short courses that allow the school to bring its famed ‘unit system’ of teaching and learning to an incredible array of local cultures, sites and destinations – from the far northern fringes of Europe to the main campus in London, Africa and across Asia, North and Latin America.

Quick Facts

  • 50 full-time students, 150 tutors and 80 administrative staff
  • The cross-school tutor/student ratio is approximately 1:5
  • The famed AA Unit System offers undergraduate students a diverse range of agendas for investigation, discourse and resolution
  • Post-graduate programmes cover subjects including the history and theory of architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, housing, cities, environmental design, emerging technologies and spatial experimentation
  • Hooke Park, the AA’s 350-acre woodland in Dorset, provides workshop and fabrication space and expert technical support to construct models, buildings and 1:1 prototypes
  • The schools runs a world-renowned Public Programme of lectures, exhibitions and publications
  • AA Alumni include Charles Jencks, Elia Zenghelis, Peter Cook, Dalibor Vesely, Joseph Rykwert, Daniel Libeskind, Rem Koolhaas, Zaha Hadid, Bernard Tschumi, Nigel Coates, Cedric Price, Nicholas Grimshaw, amongst many other