Martin Self is Director of Hooke Park, the Architectural Association’s woodland campus, and is Co-Director the the Design + Make masters programme, which he founded in 2009. He holds degrees in aerospace engineering and architecture theory, and worked as a consultant engineer at Ove Arup & Partners between 1996 and 2007 where he was a founding member of its Advanced Geometry Group. He has also consulted within practices including Zaha Hadid Architects and Antony Gormley Studio. He has taught at the Architectural Association since 2005, including as tutor for Intermediate Unit 2’s series of summer pavilions, and has directed Hooke Park since 2010 where he is overseeing the production of a series of student-designed experimental buildings.
Emmanuel Vercruysse holds a set of leading roles at the Architectural Association. He is Co-Director of the Postgraduate Design + Make course based at the AA’s satellite campus out in Hooke Park,
positioning the campus at the forefront of Architectural Research through prototyping and large scale fabrication.
The roles of Director of the Robotic Fabrication Visiting School and Curator of Robotic Development allows for developing research areas within the cutting edge fields of Robotic Fabrication
both in Bedford Square and at Hooke Park. Emmanuel is involved in numerous collaborative practices and research groups, including art and architecture practice LiquidFactory;
Field Robotics group RAVEN; the RIBA award winning experimental architectural practice Sixteen*(makers); and robotic fabrication lab ProtoArchitecture.
He also teaches at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL since 2007; conducting research through the interrogating and provocation of processes involved in design thinking and fabrication.