About The Cass

Welcome

The Cass at London Metropolitan University is internationally recognised for its high quality teaching, excellent facilities and unique interdisciplinary opportunities.

Learning through practice, playing with process and working with clients, students at The Cass gain real world experience in both individual and collaborative projects, engaging with professionals, communities and companies. There is a strong emphasis in our studios on socially engaged architecture, art and design applied to both local and global contexts, and many projects focus on London.

Our central London location also gives you easy access to the creative and cultural hub which surrounds the Aldgate campus. Our many specialist facilities include wood and metal workshops, laboratories, TV and recording studios, editing suites, darkrooms and Metropolitan Works, our digital manufacturing centre.

Many of our students have exhibited at major international exhibitions and festivals, and have won prestigious awards.

The School is presently structured around what we call the Casses. These are new and bridge our studios and the three schools of art, architecture and design. Casses are strong subject or support areas. Currently there are nine academic Casses (see right), surrounded and supported by three support areas, Projects, Works and Culture.

The Casses

People

Nabil Ahmed

Course Leader for MA History, Theory and Interpretation of Architecture

Course Leader MA Architectural Histories, Theories and Interpretation, Postgraduate coordinator (RIBA part 2) History and Theory, Teaches on Architecture BA (Hons) (RIBA part 1).

Ottavia Alieri

Project Assistant, Cass Projects

At the Projects Office Ottavia is a graduate intern assisting with projects and events, carrying out graphic design, event management and project management.

Susan Andrews

Reader in Photography and Course Leader MA Photography

Reader in Photography and Course Leader for MA Photography, Director of the East End Archive, teaches in to BA (Hons) Fine Art.

Ektoras Arkomanis

Lecturer, History and Theory of Architecture Coordinator, Critical and Contextual Studies (BA Architecture)

Coordinates Critical and Contextual Studies (BA), MA Architectural Histories, Theories and Interpretations. Professional Diploma in Architecture (RIBA part 2), BA Architecture (RIBA part 1).

Manuela Barczewski

Lecturer

Teaches on the Architecture and Interior Design (Extended Degree).

Robert Barnes

Architecture Studio 7 Tutor

Has taught as a Diploma Tutor at Cambridge University School of Architecture, and is currently a Senior Lecturer in Theory and Design at The Cass School of Art and Architecture.

Kieron Baroutchi

London based Graphic Artist and Educator

Works within the disciplines of Graphic Design, Illustration, Animation and Printmaking.

Anna Bates

Co-leader of Dissertation Studio 7: Dirty Furniture

Anna Bates (pictured middle) is a regular contributor to the international design press and former design editor of Icon magazine.

Vanja Bazdulj

Projects Coordinator, Cass Projects

Teaching in 3D studio Harvest (Furniture and Product Design) with Peter Marigold and Christopher Emmett.

Professor Florian Beigel

Director of ARU

Teaches on Professional Diploma in Architecture - RIBA Parts 1 and 2.

Kelvin J. Birk

Jewellery as well as larger objects, mainly in silver and gold and crushed gemstones

Trained as a Gold and Silversmith in Germany and England and set up a studio in London in 1998.

Alex Bishop

London Metropolitan ‘University Recognition Award For Academic Excellence’

Teaches on the Guitar Making short courses.

Lisa Bloomer

Teaches on the BA (Hons) Textile Design

Textile designer and lecturer.

Mark Bloomfield

Teaches on the BA (Hons) Textile Design and BA (Hons) Jewellery and Silversmithing courses

Twenty five years of experience has enabled him to accumulate knowledge from technology research, film, TV, theatre and computer games production, academia, luxury and fashion.

Marcus Bowerman

Head of Cass Works

Worked at number of management levels in the development and production of bespoke products and the delivery of services and training centered on the creative industries.

Laura Bradshaw-Heap

Design/shift Project Assistant

Laura Bradshaw-Heap worked with The Cass and Design/Shift project team in the design, curation and build of the Summer Show in 2014.

Professor Mark Brearley

Associate Professor and Head of Cass Cities

Architect who has concentrated for twenty-six years on urban projects and nurturing the evolution of places.

Patrick Brill

Associate Professor

Teaches on BA (Hons) Fine Art studios and MA Fine Art.

Mel Brimfield

Lecturer teaching on BA (Hons) Fine Art and MA Fine Art

Works in film and live performance.

Pascal Bronner

First Year Tutor

Teaches on BA (Hons) Architecture and BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design.

Nicholas Brooks

First Year Tutor

Teaches on BA (Hons) Architecture and BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design.

Dr Luisa Brotas

Course Leader for MSc Architecture Energy and Sustainability course and Co-director of LEARN

Successfully led MSc thesis supervision of 64 students and have returned 100% completion of MSc awards.

Frances Brown

Design/shift Project Assistant

Set up her first business at university, manufacturing and wholesaling jewellery and selling the work of graduate art, design and craft graduates.

Andrea Bugli

Teaches on the Algorithmic Design Techniques with Grasshopper short course

Andrea Bugli is a London based Architect and Computational Designer with a degree in Building Engineering/Architecture from University of Bologna (Italy).

Lucy Bullivant Hon FRIBA

PhD Candidate

Gives lectures regularly internationally, for example: at the National Council of Architecture, Helsinki, the Swedish Institute of Architects, Stockholm, the Malaysian Institute of Architects, IAAC Barcelona, the University of Rome, and the Smart Cities Forum and Barcelona.

Raoul Bunschoten

Senior Lecturer and Diploma Unit Leader

Teaches on Professional Diploma in Architecture - RIBA Part 2.

Ben Cain

Senior Lecturer teaching in to BA (Hons) Fine Art and MA Fine Art

British artist who trained at Manchester Metropolitan and Maastricht.

Professor Peter Carl

Leader of PhD in Architecture

Teaches on Professional Diploma in Architecture-RIBA Part 2 (Free Unit Tutor).

Sara Carneholm

Graphic designer

Course leader for Graphic Design.

John Cash

School of Design

Teaches on the BA (Hons) Interior Design and Foundation Year (Art and Design Extended Degree)

Aleks Catina

School of Architecture

Teaches on BA (Hons) Architecture RIBA Part 1, CCS, Professional Diploma in Architecture RIBA Part 2.

Laura Cave

Lecturer

Teaches on the BA (Hons) Jewellery and Silversmithing.

Lisa Cerutti

PhD Candidate (supervisors: Chris Smith, Linden Reilly, Dr. Mathew Philip)

Started her career in 1986 as a painter, sculptor, architectural decorator, restorer, set designer and product designer.

Peter Chomowicz

PhD Candidate

Received a bachelor's of Architecture degree from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, a master's in Design Studies in the history and theory of architecture from Harvard University and studied economics and political economy at the Graduate Faculty at the New School for Social Research.

Philip Christou

Co-Director of ARU

Teaches on Professional Diploma in Architecture - RIBA Parts 1 & 2.

David Clarke

Teaches on the BA (Hons) Jewellery and Silversmithing

Studio Tutor "Assorted Jewels" & "Last Minute Treasure"

Leigh Clarke

Teaches on the BA (Hons) Fine Art

Multidisciplinary artist whose work has been shown widely in the UK as well as in exhibitions in the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Germany and China.

Dr Jane Clossick

Find out more about our lecturer in Urban Design

Dr Jane Clossick worked at architectural practices in London and Manchester before studying her PhD and lecturing at London Met.

John Coleman

Teaches on the Art and Design Extended Degree

Studied painting and drawing at Camberwell School of Art in the late seventies.

Sarah Considine

Associate of Cass Cities and guest teacher with The Cass Cities courses

Engaged in urban change through her role in the Mayor of London’s Regeneration team, working on place-shaping projects, strategies and research across London.

Angela Constantinou

Hourly Paid Lecturer

Teaches on Lampshade Making short courses.

Juliano Cordano

Design/shift project assistant

Joined the design/shift team to help to curate, build, organise and design The Cass summer show 2014.

Ben Cresswell Riol

Design/shift Project Assistant

Joined the Design/shift team to help to build, organise and design The Cass Summer Show 2014.

John Cross

Senior Lecturer

Leads 3D (Design and Craft) Contextual Studies.

Andrew Cutting

Senior Lecturer in English Literature

Ania Dabrowska

Teaches BA (Hons) Photography and MA Photography

Ania Dabrowska is an award-winning artist working in photography, moving image, installation, text and sound.

Mathew Dart

Woodwind Instrument Making

Teaches on Woodwind Instrument Making short course.

Sandra Denicke-Polcher

Deputy Head of the School of Architecture

Sandra Denicke-Polcher has been Deputy Head of the School of Architecture since 2013 and has been teaching the Live Projects Studio 3 at London Metropolitan University since 2000.

Jude Dennis

Cassworks Upholstery Technician + Upholstery Business Development Coordinator

Works on her own projects as well as high profile commercial and private commission pieces.

Asif Din

PhD candidate

Has spent much of his time establishing and teaching courses at several universities including Oxford Brookes, UCL and the Camborne School of Mines.

Dr Emilio Distretti

Cultural theorist, researcher and scriptwriter

Worked as research assistant for exhibitions at the Wellcome Trust and at the International Venice Biennale.

Richard Ducker

Teaches on the BA (Hons) Fine Art

British artist who trained at Reading and Goldsmiths.

Susanna Edwards

Head of Cass Visual Communication

Works in the realm of visual communication, as a researcher, consultant, art director, designer, design–writer and educator.

Emma Davenport

Senior Lecturer and Personal Academic Tutor

Teaches on Critical and Contextual Studies.

Christopher Emmett

Deputy Head, School of Design

His ten years experience in Japan shaped much of his thinking and approach to design.

Laura Encinas

Teaches on the BA (Hons) Interior Design

Laura Encinas studied Architectural Technology at Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Spain and completed her degree at Vitus Bering University in Denmark.

Emily Evans

Illustrator

Teaches on the Visual Communication studio "Lifesaver".

Deej Fabyc

Teaches on the BA (Hons) Fine Art

Deej Fabyc is a British artist with Australian citizenship, who has a MFA from the University of New South Wales.

Marianne Forrest

Course Leader for BA (Hons) Jewellery & Silversmithing and Principal Lecturer for 3D Design & Craft 13/14

Developed an international reputation as a designer and maker of timepieces from the smallest wristwatch to huge pieces for town centres and public buildings.

Oriana Fox

Teaches on the BA (Hons) Fine Art

Working mainly in performance and video.

Liz Freemont

School of Design

Teaches on the BA (Hons) Interior Design.

Christian Frost

PhD Candidate

Qualified as an architect in 1990 following the completion of his studies at the University of Cambridge.

Padmasiri K Gamage

Materials Technician

Worked for nearly 15 years as a teaching academic in Sri Lanka.

Fred Gatley

Senior Technician - Ceramics

Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, (MIMMM) and also a Member of the Craft Potters Association.

Claire Gill

School of Design

Teaches on the BA (Hons) Textile Design.

Elizabeth Glickfield

Co-leader of Dissertation Studio 7: Dirty Furniture, writing about the material world

Elizabeth Glickfeld (pictured right) is a published design writer and has lectured in Design History at various universities in Australia and the UK.

David Grandorge

Lecturer on Diploma Architecture (Part II), Unit 7 Tutor

He undertakes commissioned work, collaborating with architects, artists and art institutions.

Damian Grist

Senior Technician - Printroom

Completed a MA in Fine Art at London Metropolitan University.

Bobby Gunthorpe

School of Design

Teaches on BA (Hons) Graphic Design.

Dr Nick Haeffner

Senior lecturer and CCS Co-ordinator for BA (Hons) Fine Art, MA Curating the Contemporary, BA (Hons) Photography and MA Photography, PhD Supervisor

Dr Nick Haeffner is a communications and art academic, specialising in the areas of film and photography.

Kevin Haley

Teaches on the BA (Hons) Interior Design and BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design

Kevin Haley is a director and co-founder of aberrant architecture, a multi-disciplinary design studio and think tank.

Alistair Hall

Visiting Lecturer Graphic Design

An award-winning graphic designer based in London, Alistair has been running his own design studio, We Made This, since 2004.

Paul Harper

Leads Dissertation Studio 22: Meaningful work

Paul Harper combines writing, teaching, research and consultancy in the visual arts and crafts.

Janette Harris

Senior Lecturer

Janette Harris completed a degree in 3D metals and Design in 1986 at West Surrey College of Art and Design.

Karl Harris

Teaches on BA (Hons) Interior Design

Karl Harris completed a BSc (Hons) in Engineering Product Design at the University of the South Bank in 1988.

Andrew Hewish

Teaches on the BA (Hons) Fine Art

Andrew Hewish is a contemporary artist and curator in London, who works in a variety of media.

Danielle Hewitt

Cass Culture Research Coordinator

Managing research across the School, working on the development of Cass Culture short courses.

Thomas Hillier

Teaches on BA (Hons) Architecture, First Year Tutor

Thomas graduated from the Bartlett with a Masters in Architecture followed by a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice and Management.

Andy Hills

Technician

Andy joined the university in 1979 with a background in furniture manufacturing and restoration.

David Hobson

Teaches on the Art and Design Extended Degree

David Hobson trained in fine art painting, print-making and photography at Hornsey College of Art and in many ways these disciplines have supported his activity since then.

Samples of our work

Architecture

Coppice Woodland Squares at Rousham by Adam Willis

Fine Art

Les Pièces Vides by Ingrid Myking

Silversmithing and Jewellery

Graphic Design

By Anette Moi

Product Design

Restoration

Clock Case, Nick Stunt

Fine Art

Media

Musical Instruments

A parlour guitar by Tom Oldfield

Film and Broadcast Production

Music Technology

Illustration

Devil Cat by Lora Dikova

Product Design

Fine Art

Self Portrait by Tracy Serrao

Textiles

Detail by Sofia Raja

Interior Architecture

Detroit by Jutta Lammi

Fine Art

Product Design

Illustration

Comic by Alex Blaker

Animation

Home Sweet Home by Yuki Blake

Samples of our work

Courses

All events at The Cass

Live Interior Design Studio Critiques

Live Interior Design Studio Critiques

Date 28 Mar 2017
Time 10:00 AM
Venue London Metropolitan University
16 Goulston Street

You are invited to attend one of our interior studio concept critiques. At these events, four student groups (‘studios’) will be presenting their work throughout the day to a panel of experts... more

Postgraduate Open Evening - Art, Architecture and Design

Postgraduate Open Evening - Art, Architecture and Design

Date 5 Apr 2017
Time 5:00 PM
Venue Central House
59-63 Whitechapel High Street

We know that considering going to university is a big decision and the choices you make will be life changing. Find out more about studying a postgraduate course with The... more

New Cinema and the City: film as a research and exploration tool - a lecture series

New Cinema and the City: film as a research and exploration tool - a lecture series

Date 5 Apr 2017
Time 6:30 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
59-63 Whitechapel High Street

Modern cities are characterized by incongruity rather than ‘sameness’: borders in cultural geographies are more permeable than state borders, and endlessly shifting; industrial ruins and other material remnants speak of... more

Applicant Open Day - Life Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities and Computing

Applicant Open Day - Life Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities and Computing

Date 12 Apr 2017
Time 11:00 AM
Venue 166-220 Holloway Rd

This event is open to those who have applied or have received an offer to study with us from September 2017. Attending our Applicant Open Day will give you a chance... more

The Cass campus tour - Central House

The Cass campus tour - Central House

Date 13 Apr 2017
Time 6:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
59-63 Whitechapel High Street

Want to study a subject where you can create, explore and play? Why don't you join us on one of our tours of the Sir John Cass School of Art,... more

Is Fashion Unfair?

Is Fashion Unfair?

Date 2 May 2017
Time 4:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road

Is fashion unfair? Ask our starry panel: Julia Robson, former Daily Telegraph fashion journalist and lecturer; Barry Laden, MBE, designer and manufacturer; Daniel Lismore, author of Be Yourself, Everybody Else is... more

Postgraduate Open Evening - Art, Architecture and Design

Postgraduate Open Evening - Art, Architecture and Design

Date 11 May 2017
Time 5:00 PM
Venue Central House
59-63 Whitechapel High Street

We know that considering going to university is a big decision and the choices you make will be life changing. Find out more about studying a postgraduate course with The... more

The Cass campus tour - Central House

The Cass campus tour - Central House

Date 11 May 2017
Time 6:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
59-63 Whitechapel High Street

Want to study a subject where you can create, explore and play? Why don't you join us on one of our tours of the Sir John Cass School of Art,... more

Summer Schools 2017 - Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design

Summer Schools 2017 - Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design

Date 24 Jul 2017
Time 10:00 AM
Venue London Metropolitan University
59 - 63 Whitechapel High Street

London Metropolitan Year 12 Art, Architecture and Design Summer Schools 2017 Are you in Year 12 / first year college? Our FREE summer schools give you a great chance to explore university life and... more

Getting in touch with The Cass

Getting in touch with The Cass

If you are considering studying with us, our course pages should include all of the information you need. If you have any further queries, the University's course enquiries team will be able to help. If you are a current student or you have an enquiry of a different nature please contact the switchboard. You can find both of these numbers on the contact us page.

The Cass is committed to delivering a consistent and high-quality experience to its students. However, if you wish to make a complaint of any kind, please follow our formal complaints procedure and we'll make sure it is dealt with properly.

How to find us

The Cass is based across three sites in east London: Central House.