Education Education Education

A special event bringing together some of the most revered architecture teachers working in the UK to explore how and why they teach.


07:00pm, Thursday, 26 April 2018


09:00pm, Thursday, 26 April 2018

Thursday 26th April


Senior Common Room
Royal College of Art
Kensington Gore



This is a past event

The symbiotic relationship between architectural teaching and practice is unique to the industry, enhancing academia and the profession alike. With teaching philosophies as characteristic as their personal practice, certain tutors carry reputations that transcend the schools they teach in, commanding tremendous influence over generations of future designers.

Education Education Education is a special event bringing together some of the most revered architecture teachers working in the UK to explore how and why they teach.

Speakers include Pier Vittorio Aureli, AA; Ingrid Schröder, Cambridge; Nicola Koller, RCA; and Peter St John, The Cass. The event will be chaired by Liza Fior, founding partner of muf architecture/art.


Pier Vittorio Aureli

Pier Vittorio Aureli is an architect and educator. His research and projects focus on the relationship between architectural form, political theory and urban history. He is Louis Kahn Visiting Professor at the School of Architecture at Yale University and is the author of The Possibility of an Absolute Architecture (2011) and The Project of Autonomy: Politics and Architecture Within and Against Architecture (2008). He is co-founder of Dogma, an architectural studio based in Brussels and focused on the project of the city.

Pier Vittorio is currently teaching AA Diploma 14 alongside Maria Shéhérazade Giudici.

Ingrid Schröder

Ingrid Schröder is the Director of the MPhil in Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Cambridge.  She has taught in Cambridge since 2001 and served as a lecturer on American Urban Theory, and Design Tutor here, at the Architectural Association and ETH Zurich.  She is the co-author of African Modernism (2014), which documents the architecture of the independence movements in Ghana, Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Zambia and Kenya. Her ongoing research examines the architecture and urbanism of liberation from the American Revolutionary period through the late 20th Century. 


Miraj Ahmed

Miraj Ahmed is an artist and architect who has taught at the AA since 2000. He is also an Associate Lecturer at Camberwell College of Art and was a Design Fellow at Cambridge University (2006-14). Currently teaching a design unit, Diploma 1, and Media Studies / Drawing at the AA, Miraj has taught within a range of academic levels - from Foundation to post graduate studies, and is interested in teaching as a way to explore the relationships between culture, art and architecture.


Nicola Koller

Designer Nicola Koller is a Tutor in Architecture at the Royal College of Art, where she teaches in Studio ADS4 with Tom Greenall.


Peter St John

Peter has taught architecture since founding Caruso St John Architects in 1990, starting as a senior lecturer at The Cass where he now runs a Diploma studio. He has previously taught at ETH Zurich, the University of Bath and Mendrisio Academy of Architecture, Italy. He is also a Guest Professor at Harvard Graduate School.

Past students include Ellis Woodman, Annalie Riches, Jonathan Hendry, Juliet Scalbert, Michael Casey and Stephanie Macdonald. Peter Currently teaches Diploma Unit 12 at The Cass.

Chaired by Liza Fior, founding partner of muf architecture/art.