How to apply

The deadline for applications is 14 June 2018. However, we do suggest applying early as places for the workshop are limited and may fill up before this date.

You can make an application by completing the online application found under ‘Links and Downloads’ on the AA Visiting School page. If you are not able to make an online application, email for instructions. Once you complete the online application and make a full payment, you are registered to the programme. A CV or a portfolio is not required.

All participants travelling from abroad are responsible for securing any visa required, and are advised to contact their home embassy early. After payment of fees, the AA School can provide a letter confirming participation in the workshop.


The AA Visiting School fee is £ 895. It will include a £60 Visiting membership fee, tuition,  local transportation, accommodation and meals for the stay in El Faro. In the case of non local students, the fee also includes a travel insurance, and accommodation in Guatemala City for the 21 and 22 of July.  It does not include the nights from 29 July to 2 August. Booking is recommended for these last nights, although last year, non local students were hosted by local students, so we recommend to leave open the possibility to cancel the reservations. Flights are not included. Students need to bring their own laptops and digital equipment. Please ensure this equipment is covered by your own insurance as the AA takes no responsibility for items lost or stolen at the workshop. 

Students will be offered a trip to Tikal and Yaxha, the astonishing Mayan complexes. The fee for this trip, $ 150, will be charge in addition to the workshop fee for those who voluntarily wish to take this trip, which includes a night in a hotel close to the parks. 

The students will be awarded two academic certificates, one from the Architectural Association School of Architecture of London and another one from the Francisco Marroquín University.


The workshop is open to current architecture, engineering, environmental sciences, geography, design or media graduate or undergraduate students, PhD candidates and young professionals.


Architectural Association Guatemala Visiting School Programme Director
Gustavo Romanillos | Email:

UFM School of Architecture
Evelyn Estrada | Email:

Architectural Association Visiting School Director
Christopher Pierce | Email: | T +44 20 7887 4014