The School’s pedagogical direction is decided upon by the Academic Council, a board composed of five members of senior teaching staff. At any one time at least 3 of the 5 seats of the Council are held by registered Architects, the other seat(s) are held by senior practitioners in associated disciplines.
The Academic Council has two primary roles concerning the governance of the school:
*Creation and direction of the School’s pedagogy and subject content
*Assessment of candidates presenting their Final Research Project
The Academic Council has further roles including:
*Reaching decisions on disciplinary matters arising out of breaches of the Student Contract
*Curating the End of Year Show and awarding student prizes
The Board of Trustees governs the fiscal management of the school. At any time, members of the Academic Council make up a voting majority of the Board of Trustees.
Current members of the Academic Council are:
Henry Beech Mole, Architect
Henry Beech Mole co-founded PSA in 2017. He is an architect registered in both France and the United Kingdom. He studied at the Architectural Association and the Royal College of Art in London where he graduated with a distinction. He has been nominated for the RIBA Bronze Medal, received the RIBA South East award and featured in the Architects’ Journal in the UK. Having worked for practices in both Paris and London, he opened his architectural studio, BoBo, in Montmartre, Paris in 2017.
Bérénice Gaussuin, Architect
Bérénice Gaussuin is an architect, and associate professor at École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris-Malaquais in Paris. She studied architecture at ESA and art history at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. She also studied at École de Chaillot, specialising in restoration of historical monuments. She is researcher at LIAT (Laboratoire Infrastructure Architecture et Territoire) and writing a PhD thesis under the supervision of Professor Dominique Rouillard at Université Paris-Est on the dichotomy between the notions of restoration and creation in the 19th century. As a practitioner, she mainly works on historical monuments and heritage matters.
Laura Jouan, Graphic Designer & Art Director
Laura Jouan is a graphic designer and art director working between Paris and London. She studied at the Royal College of Art in the visual communication department. Her practice often questions the physicality of graphic design. She has exhibited her projects at Somerset House and the Whitechapel Gallery, London.
Salvator-John A. Liotta, Architect
Salvator-John is an assistant professor at ULB-Universitè Libre de Bruxelles, Faculty of Architecture La Cambre-Horta, a partner of LAPS Architecture based in Paris and a long time correspondent of Domus magazine. He is affiliated as a researcher at CNRS-LAVUE UMR 7218 in Paris, and he has worked as a researcher at Kengo Kuma Lab at the University of Tokyo, and as an adjunct professor at the National Institute of Architecture in Rome. In 2005 he moved to Japan where he earned a PhD with a study on the urban identity of Tokyo. From 2009 until 2013, he has worked as a researcher at the Graduate School of Engineering, Architecture department of the University of Tokyo.
Martin Tubiana, Architect
Martin Tubiana co-founded PSA in 2017. He studied at Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture (ESA) in Paris and SCI-Arc in Los Angeles. In 2010 he was awarded the 1st prize for the best ESA diploma and the special prize for the Best 2010 French diploma by ‘Le Courrier de l’Architecte’.
After international collaborations (Projectiles FR, Horizhon UK, Fourwall US, Périphériques FR), he settled in Paris where he worked for Didier Faustino and Dominique Perrault, before co-founding his architectural and experimental practice Bunker Palace in 2016.