London's reputation as the place to study architecture has been reinforced with the appointments of three lively heads of school. At the Royal College of Art, Nigel Coates has taken over architecture and interior design. On the other side of town, Peter Salter, an architect-artist, is to take over at East London University. At the Architectural Association in Bedford Square, Mohsen Mostafavi, from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, has been elected chairman by staff and students. The AA, a private school that is nearly 150 years old, connects all three appointments: Coates and Mostafavi have taught there in the past and Salter is currently teaching there.
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