Sylvie Taher, a former winner of the Dennis Sharp Writing Prize and this year’s organiser of the writing prizes, describes the process of selecting, shortlisting and awarding essays for the different prizes in Diploma, Intermediate and First Year.
AA Director Brett Steele gives us his thoughts on Term 2’s Open Jury – ranging from a morning of Agendas to an afternoon of Geographies to how the presented projects indicated a shift in architecture itself.
In a letter to the Editor, Javier Castanon explains the newest development within technical studies – the availability of a selection of previous 1st, 3rd and 5th year submissions through an online archive on the AA homepage
Eleanor Dodman (AA 4th Year) reviews Jim Eyre’s lecture on the project Gardens by the Bay. Having worked at Wilkinson Eyre during her year-out, Eleanor describes the buildings’ innovative design and how they sit within the firm’s oeuvre.
AA First Year Brandon Whitwell-Mak reviews the Open Jury in Term 1 from the perspective of a newcomer to the school. He explains how it revealed the role of the portfolio in communicating a project through its presentation and format.
Hugo Hinsley reviews the Olympic Legacy Symposium where a panel of AA tutors, students, external architects and planners debated the long-term implications of the Olympic site alongside student proposals relating to the Olympic process.