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.

About

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.

Courses

Undergraduate

Architecture (RIBA Part 1)

Postgraduate

Architecture
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

People

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 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

‘Made in London’ Conference

Saturday 28 May 2016

Makers, designers and innovators in musical instrument making in London, from the 18th to the 21st centuries.

Cass graduate wins New Talent Competition 2016

Alexander Mueller has won free exhibition space at the 2016 DMY International Design Festival Berlin.

MA design students exhibit new work

Two MA students currently have their work displayed in an amber jewellery exhibition in London.

Speed Up or Slow Down?

Artwork by Cass Music Technology Lecturer Alex Wendt screened at recent conference

Triple success for London Met tutors at RIBA Awards 2016

Three prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects Regional Awards have been awarded to London Met tutors in 2016.

Breaking Surfaces

5 May 2016, 6-8.30pm

Pop-up one-night-only show by MA by Project students.

Open Call 2016

Cass Alumni group announce open call

Uncertain States, the lens-based collective founded at The Cass, announce dates for annual Open Call.

Success on the cards

Sales soar for Cass lecturer Peter Marigold's innovative new product FORMcard.

Human Marvels

New music and dance performance collaboration by Elaine Thomazi-Freitas, Head of Cass Music.

Cass Summer Show

10 June-2 July 2016

Dates have been announced for this year's Cass Summer Show art exhibitions.

Preparing the Site

12 May – 28 May 2016

New exhibition curated by students of MA Curating the Contemporary taught in partnership with Whitechapel Gallery.

A Future Made

Cass alumna Juliette Bigley selected for Crafts Council initiative promoting the best British Craft around the globe.

Tandemize 2.0

4-7 May 2016

“What was the last thing that you made, and how did it make you feel?”

Rhizomatic exhibition showcases The Cass lecturer's work

18 April - 6 May 2016

An exhibition of photography by The Cass lecturer Dr Nick Haeffner in Central House foyer.