36 Bedford Square Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3ES, United Kingdom 020-7887-4000
  • Director Mr. Brett Steele
  • Established 1847
  • Location London, United Kingdom
  • Motto Design with Beauty, Build in Truth
  • Type Further Education
  • Vice principal http://www.aaschool.ac.uk
The Architectural Association School of Architecture, more usually known as the AA, is an architectural school in London, United Kingdom. Its wide-ranging programme of exhibitions, lectures, symposia and publications have given it a central position in global discussions and developments within contemporary architectural culture. The AA is the oldest independent school in the UK and one of the most prestigious and competitive schools of architecture in the world.[3] The Architectural Association, the pre-cursor to the school, was founded in 1847 by two dissatisfied young architects (Robert Kerr, 24, and Charles Grey, 24), to provide a self-directed, independent education at a time when the profession of architecture had yet to appear in the form recognised today.
The AA offers the following courses:

Foundation course
Five-year ARB/RIBA-recognised undergraduate programme from First Year Studio, through Intermediate School (ARB/RIBA Part 1) and Diploma School (ARB/RIBA Part 2), leading to AA Diploma
Design Research Laboratory MArch
Emergent Technologies and Design MA/MArch
Landscape Urbanism MA
Sustainable Environmental Design MSc/MArch
Histories & Critical Thinking MA
Housing & Urbanism MA
Projective Cities MPhil
Building Conservation Postgraduate Diploma
AA Interprofessional Studio
Design & Make Postgraduate Diploma
Research Programme
MPhil/PhD programme
All this takes place at the AA’s newly consolidated campus home on its historic site in Bedford Square in Bloomsbury, central London and its site in Dorset for the development of rural architectures and sustainable technologies.