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Wright and Wright lands AA school masterplan

Wright and Wright Architects has been appointed to masterplan the recently extended Architectural Association School campus in Bedford Square, London

The appointment follows the school’s acquisition of five listed Georgian buildings, which neighbour its Bedford Square home (pictured).

The practice, which designed the award-winning Hull Truck Theatre, is tasked with creating a development strategy for the new campus.

The AA aims to provide on-site studio space to the schools 650 full-time students, the new buildings opened to the public for the first time this week.

Alex Lifschutz, AA president said:  ‘The AA’s recent consolidation and expansion is first and foremost an educational project. We look forward to the opportunities the new buildings will provide to further the core public benefit the AA continues to provide.’

Brett Steele, AA School director, said: ‘At a time when universities and schools of architecture in the UK as well as many other countries face unprecedented difficulties posed by cuts in Government and other public funding, the AA’s independence, both financial and cultural, allows it to go forward confidently.’

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