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

Postgraduate courses

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

Cass Culture Research Coordinator

Cass Culture Research Coordinator

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.

Geraldine Holland

Tutor on the Architecture and Interior Design Extended Degree

Geraldine is an architect who has worked for progressive architecture practices such as Jan Kattein Architects, 5th Studio and Publica Associates.

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 the Architecture and Interior Design 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.

Holly Lewis

Teaches on the BA (Hons) Architecture, First Year Tutor

Holly is a founding partner of architecture and design practice, We Made That.

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 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

On the water in Hayes

Studio 3 go kayaking.

Architecture students from Studio 03 continue working in Hayes.

Recent Film Successes

News from London, Italy and LA

Current students visit London Film Festival and Cass Alumni find success abroad.

Open Field: Louise Sayarer

31 October – 3 December 2016

Second residency announced in new fine art residency programme at The Cass.

Unseen Radiohead portraits

Exhibition by photographer and The Cass technician Sebastian Edge includes unseen portraits of Radiohead.

Tak Tak Tak – Built

Fundraising campaign success

Calais Kids Space for unaccompanied children completed by Tak Tak Tak team.

Fuzz photography exhibition

4 - 6 November 2016

A photographic show by Cass alumni that presents work somewhere between completely true and completely false.

Cavespace in Pimlico

Crowdfunding for new project and gallery space

Fine Art BA alumna Karen Turner is crowdfunding for Cavespace.

Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities

10 to 12 October 2016

Senior Lecturer, Gina Pierce, will be presenting a paper at the Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities Conference at the Lowry Centre in Salford this month.

Young talent recognised

Winner to be announced 28 October

Cass student Shenpei Ha is shortlisted in the international Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA).

Festival success for The Cass

17-24 September 2016

Hundreds attend exhibition of work by Cass design graduates and alumni for London Design Festival 2016.

Film production collective head to Poland

Find out how to support the project

Final year Cass Film students are crowdfunding their graduation film set in Poland.

Stirling Prize 2016

Sucess for Cass Tutor's Practice

The gallery designed for Damien Hirst by The Cass tutor Peter St John's practice Caruso St John has won the prestigious Stirling Prize 2016.

Cass tutor's practice is shortlisted for the Stirling Prize

The gallery designed for Damien Hirst by The Cass tutor Peter St John's practice Caruso St John is shortlisted for the prestigious Stirling Prize 2016.

The Cass at Photomonth

October and November

Cass staff, students and alumni participate in east London's international festival of photography.

Hayes Canal Festival 2016

25 September 2016

Cass Projects and Architecture Studio 3 present Cass work at the Hayes Canal Festival