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.

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

Architectural History, Theory and Interpretation MA

Key Facts
Study modeFull-time, Part-time
UK/EU cost£9,810 per year

This course is committed to understanding architecture through direct experience as well as through formal histories and theories.

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).

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

Digital Architecture and Manufacture MA

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

An innovative course designed for architecture professionals who wish to increase their technical expertise or specialise in this fast evolving area.

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 and Architecture BA (Hons), RIBA part 1.

Aleks Catina

School of Architecture

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

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.

Joseph Kohlmaier

Senior Lecturer

Joseph Kohlmaier is a Senior Lecturer in the History and Theory of Architecture.

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

Angie Pascoe

Principal lecturer

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

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.

Recent news from The Cass

Sunshine Recorder

Music technology lecturer shows new work at festival in Germany.

Entr'acte: Bloody Sirens

Musarc, the choir based around a Cass research project are to perform at Extra City in Antwerp.


Exhibition presents survey of works by celebrated British Cypriot artist Mustafa Hulusi.

East End in focus

Cass partners Photomonth, East London's annual festival of international photography

Balin House Project and Public Works


Two Talks Hosted by The Cass, Professor Gill Perry (Art History At Open University) and Torange Khonsari (The Cass - Lmu/Public Works) Chaired By Jes Fernie (Curator)

Between Cathedral and Wild Sea

Exhibition by Cass Architecture Alumnus and winner of 2014 WCCA Travel Award


Cass Photography Alumni group Uncertain States announce first 'Open CAll' Exhibition


Cass Alumnus designs innovative mobile therapy space to increase prisoners access to vital health care

Speakers Corner: Aberrant Architecture

Speakers Corner: Aberrant Architecture

A lecture by Kevin Haley and Jo O’neill

Javier in the USA

September 2015

Cass associate professor in music technology has recently performed new work in the USA

Tā Moko

Exhibition by Heloise Bergman for Photomonth

Where Segal's Care

Cass lecturer and Artist Deej Fabyc talks for OpenHouse about her response to growing up in a Segal Self build house

Art for All!

Fine Art Professor Bob and Roberta Smith's new show at Yorkshire Sculpture Park explores 100 years of Art in Education

The Teacher and his Student

Cass course leader exhibits in Kolkata

Back in Block

Cass alumna exhibits at Designersblock for London Design Festival