The AA’s PhD Programme fosters critical discourse and innovative research in the fields of architecture and urbanism. The thematic and methodological origins of current projects derive from three main areas of research: architectural theory and history (mainly the critical reassessment of twentieth-century architecture and urbanism); architectural urbanism (its role in addressing central issues in contemporary urban conditions and debates); and sustainable environmental design (its critical dimension and innovative applications in architecture and urbanism).
The programme combines advanced research with a broader educational agenda preparing graduates for practice in global academic and professional environments. This year sees the completion of over half of the programme’s PhD projects and the start of eight new ones.
Simos Yannas, Lawrence Barth, Geoffrey Bennington, Tim Brittain-Catlin, Mark Cousins, David Dunster, Jorge Fiori, Hugo Hinsley, Marina Lathouri, Ronaldo Ramirez, Modjtaba Sadria, Rosa Schiano-Phan, Patrik Schumacher, Peter Sharratt, Edward W Soja, Teresa Stoppani, Anthony Vidler, Michael Weinstock