Elif Erdine

Programme Head

Architect, designer, and researcher. Currently, she teaches at the Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture, Emergent Technologies and Design Graduate Programme. She is the Programme Director of AA DLAB Visiting School and AA Istanbul Visiting School. She has worked for Zaha Hadid Architects during 2006 – 2010. She received her B.Arch. degree from Istanbul Technical University in 2003 (High Honors), and M.Arch. degree from the AA Design Research Lab (AA DRL) in 2006 (Project Distinction). Her projects have been printed widely in international and national architecture publications. Her research interests include the role of the individual building within complex urban systems, and the exploration of various flows in the urban environment as design drivers, and biomimicry.


Alexandros Kallegias

Programme Head

Alexandros Kallegias graduated from the Architecture School of the University of Patras and completed his postgraduate studies at the Architectural Association Design Research LAB (ΑΑDRL) in London. He is the Head of the AA Athens Visiting School, the AA Summer DLAB and the AA Greece Visiting School where he teaches as Studio Master. He is also a key member of the AA Istanbul Visiting School. His research has been published in peer reviewed reports and international publications. He gives lectures in Greece and abroad while he has been an invited in juries like the Archiprix 2015 in Ankara. He is an Associate Lecturer at the School of Architecture at Oxford Brookes University, and he has previously taught in the School of Architecture of Liverpool University. He is a Senior Architect at Zaha Hadid Architects, acting as BIM Coordinator for different projects in different countries.


Angel Fernando Lara Moreira


Architect and researcher currently working at the Architectural Associations Digital Prototyping Laboratory. He studied architecture at UNAM(Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) and received his Masters in Advanced Architecture, Digital Tectonics degree from IAAC(Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalunya). Interested in researching the way in which machines and rapid prototyping techniques influence the way in which architecture is conceived and built. He is a registered architect in Mexico where he is a founding member of mexican firm BALA Architects.


Alican Sungur


Alican Sungur is an architect and researcher. He holds a March degree from the AA, Emtech studio and a BArch degree from METU. He is currently working as a computational designer at Pattern Architects in London. He is specialised in analysis driven design, computational tool making and complex modelling. Alican has taught at the Architectural Association and Oxford Brookes University. He is currently working as a computational designer at Pattern Architects in London.


Claudio Campanile


Claudio Campanile is an engineer and computational designer. His main interest relies on developing computational tools and integrated pipelines to synthesise complexity within design problems. Namely, within the domain of complex geometries, structural systems and digital manufacturing to deliver innovative design technology models for the built environment.
After having experienced jobs in China and the UK, Claudio is currently an MSc candidate in the Emergent Technologies and Design programme at the AA School of Architecture. He works at the AA Digital Prototyping Lab and is tutoring at the Summer DLAB programme.


Suzan Ucmaklioglu


Suzan is an ARB registered Architect based in London, UK having graduated from the Architectural Association’s diploma school in 2014.
Suzan joined Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) in 2016 and since then she has been working on three projects in the RSHP masterplan for the International Quarter London (IQL), a joint venture between Lend Lease and London Continental Railways, (LCR), to create a thriving business quarter in Stratford, East London. Prior to joining RSHP, Suzan worked on the Northern Line Extension to Battersea Station at Grimshaw Architects.
Throughout her studies Suzan travelled widely though Europe, Asia & the Americas developing her interests which focus mainly on exploring the role of the architect in humanitarian and socio-political complexities within the city.