Cass Architecture

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"It is socially engaged. It is architecturally relevant. Something that pertains to the current culture, current facilities, current ideas." Nate Kolbe, Cass Architecture Course Leader.


Cass Architecture

Architecture at The Cass provides you with the practical skills and confidence needed to excel in the profession. Teaching staff come from some of London’s most exciting architectural practices, and combine experimentation and research with extensive practical experience. As a student you also have access to the amazing range of specialist analogue and digital workshops in the Cass Faculty.

Graduates go on to work as architects, architectural assistants, interior designers, urban designers or in related fields such as research, journalism and procurement. We enjoy close links with the people and organisations that shape London. Our Live Projects happen locally and around the world and currently in places such as India, Nepal, Japan, Sierra Leone, Russia, and Brazil.

The School is now housed almost entirely in the refurbished Central House in Aldgate, purpose designed for the Cass by Florian Beigel and Philip Christou- from our own Architecture Research Unit, ARU

You will benefit from our central London location and its close proximity to internationally renowned creative and industry hubs. The faculty's extensive networks and teaching practitioners encourage graduates of the courses to expand their knowledge and skills through lectures, events and practical advice, leaving them with excellent career prospects.



Architecture (RIBA Part 1)


Professional Diploma in Architecture (RIBA Part 2)
Examination in Professional Practice (RIBA Part 3)
Architectural History, Theory and Interpretation
Digital Architecture and Manufacture
MA by Project

Undergraduate courses

Architecture BA (Hons)

Key Facts
Study modeFull-time, Part-time
UK/EU cost£9,000 per year

The Architecture degree is your first step towards a professional career in Architecture (RIBA Part 1).

Postgraduate courses

Architecture MA

Key Facts
Study modeFull-time, Part-time
UK/EU cost£11,250 per year

This design-based course, open to architects and designers, will give you a strong platform from which to develop your own MA thesis

MA by Project MA

Key Facts
Study modeFull-time, Part-time
UK/EU cost£7,965 per year

This unique research degree is tailored to opening new opportunities in creative practice, professional and academic fields. The course provides unparalleled access to the Faculty's range of resources, a stimulating milieu and creative environment.

Professional Diploma in Architecture RIBA2

Key Facts
Study modeFull-time, Part-time
UK/EU cost£3,465 per year for continuing students. £9,000 per year for new students

The Professional Diploma is a design-driven course that will enable you to focus your skills and develop excellence in your work

Recent Successes


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).

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.

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.

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.

Aleks Catina

School of Architecture

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

Peter Chomowicz

PhD Candidate

Received a Bachelors of Architecture Degree from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, a Masters of 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.

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.

David Grandorge

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

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

Danielle Hewitt

Managing research across the faculty, working on publishing projects and the development of Cass Culture short courses.

Currently working on a number of residential and educational design projects both independently and collaboratively.

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.

Frances Holliss

Reader in Cass Architecture

Dr. Frances Holliss is an architect; she been a member of staff at the School of Architecture and Spatial Design at London Metropolitan University since 1988.

Luke Jones

Tutor on Architecture Extended Degree

Luke is a partner at Mill & Jones, an architecture and design practice working on small projects across architecture, making, illustration and branding.

Torange Khonsari

Lecturer and Undergraduate Architecture Studio Tutor

Torange Khonsari obtained her professional Diploma at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London - July 1998.

Joseph Kohlmaier

Senior lecturer

Joseph Kohlmaier is a senior lecturer in the History and Theory of Architecture.

Nate Kolbe

Professional Diploma in Architecture Course Leader

Kolbe is a committed educator, a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader at Sir John Cass Faculty of Architecture at London Metropolitan University Diploma School of Architecture.

Jonas Lundberg

Teaches on Professional Diploma in Architecture - RIBA Part 2

Jonas Lundberg is a visionary architect and academic based in London, United Kingdom and in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Gordon MacLaren

Course Leader RIBA 3

Gordon MacLaren has been a builder/architect since he started a degree at the Bartlett in 1970.

Rennay Mathurin

Digital Media Technician across Faculty (all courses)

Jonas is a goldsmith and produces traditional bespoke jewellery from a workshop in the heart of London's Jewellery quarter, Hatton Garden.

Professor Maurice Mitchell

Professor of Architecture of Rapid Change and Scarce Resources, Leader of Diploma Unit 6

Maurice Mitchell is Professor in the CASS Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design at London Metropolitan University where he teaches Diploma Unit 6 with Francesca Pont.

Siân Moxon

Senior Lecturer & Technology Coordinator: Sustainability at The Cass School of Architecture

Siân Moxon teaches across the Architecture and Interior Design courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Professor Robert Mull

Dean and Director of Architecture and Professor of Architecture and Spatial Design

Since the early 1980s, Robert Mull has been concerned with the ability of architects, designers and artists to generate and sustain social as well as physical structures.

Professor Fergus Nicol

Co-Director of LEARN

Fergus is best known for his work in human thermal comfort, principally the 'adaptive' approach.

Angie Pascoe

Principal Lecturer

Angie Pascoe is a professional studies advisor for the School of Architecture.

Freddie Phillipson

Teaches on the BA (Hons) Architecture - Studio 2 Tutor

Freddie Phillipson received his architectural education at Cambridge University and MIT, completing a year with Eric Parry Architects between RIBA Parts I and II.

Peter St John

Teaches on Professional Diploma in Architecture RIBA II

Peter St John is a partner at Caruso St John Architects.

Signy Svalastoga

Head of School of Architecture

Signy Svalastoga was educated in Norway and at the Architectural Association, London and worked in practices in Oslo and London.

Dr. Bo Tang

Research Coordinator & Studio 7 Tutor

Bo Tang was awarded her PhD in January 2014, and is the first PhD Architecture student to complete her PhD at The Cass.

Ines Weizman

Senior Lecturer

Lecturer in architecture on Modern Architecture and Modernity, Interpretations and Critical Transformations.

Recent news from The Cass

Freedom and Creativity

Professor Robert Mull to speak at symposium at Royal Academy.

RSA Makers Summit

Cass Cities Professor Mark Brearley to speak at RSA Makers Summit.

Paddle do nicely

Cass Fundraising event for Children in Need was right on the (ping pong) ball

The Rise and Fall of Mel Gibson

Cass Graphics lecturer Kieron Baroutchi exhibits work at exhibition exploring highs and lows of a Hollywood career


Visual Communication students and alumni amongst buzz for collaborative work on newly acclaimed short-film 'FlySpy'.

Smint UK 2015 Poster Competition: Cass students shortlisted

Visual Communication students have been shortlisted for the Smint UK 2015 Poster competition

Cass Music Showcase

Cass Music and Fine Art students, in collaboration, showcase their inter-disciplinary work in The Parker Gallery.


Cass professors, Florian Beigel and Philip Christou, to lecture and exhibit in Berlin at the Technische Universität Berlin


Photography exhibition by Lewis Bush explores the effect of booming value of corporate and luxury residential property in London.


Group Photography exhibition curated by Heather McDonough for Photomonth.

Cass Hot House talk: Sarah Boris

Talk by Sarah Boris - graphic designer, art director and artist based in London; The Hothouse talks showcase industry professionals from across design and illustration.

It is Probably Better To Start From Zero #1.1

03 December 2015 - 10 January 2016

New Cass Windowspace project in Collaboration with Whitechapel Gallery series launches with installation by Georgia Spickett-Jones.

Conversational: Video Installation

Thursday 26 November, 5.30-9.00pm

An evening event as part of the Last Thursdays @ The Castle Series.

Home Works: ‘An Architecture of Things’, AOC

The fifth in a series of lectures titled, ‘Home Works’ co-curated by Robert Mull and Zoë Berman celebrating the work of tutors at The Cass.

Hackney by Night

New book of photographs from Cass Alumnus David George