Recognition for Research
Academic staff from The Cass School of Architecture and The Cass Projects Office feature in the shortlists for two categories of the President’s Awards for Research 2014 recently announced by The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
Shortlisted for RIBA President's Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis
Dr Bo Tang of London Metropolitan University: Negotiating shared spaces in informal peri-urban settlements in North India: collaborative architectural making as a catalyst for civic empowerment and social change.
Shortlisted for RIBA President's Awards for Outstanding University-located Research
Maurice Mitchell of London Metropolitan University and Bo Tang and Shamoon Patwari of Cass Projects: The architecture of three Freetown neighbourhoods: documenting changing city topographies 2008-2013
The awards promote and champion high-quality research and encourage its dissemination to the profession; they raise the profile of those architects and academics engaged in research, and highlight the need for research across the profession to foster innovation and strategic thinking.
A full shortlist can be seen here
Chair of the Judging Panel, Ruth Morrow, of Queen’s University Belfast, said:
"This year’s shortlist was drawn from the second highest number of entries in the history of the Awards and displays a remarkably diverse range of work.
The panel now have some excellent reading to do over the summer and the difficult but pleasurable task of allocating the awards in September."
The winners will be announced in October and will receive their awards on the 3 December at the RIBA Presidents Medals ceremony at 66 Portland Place, W1.
Recent news from The Cass
Sarah Jane Wilson, who studied Creative Writing at London Met, will have her debut novel published in 2018.
Denise Lewis, a recent Textile Design BA graduate, has won a competition to design curtain fabric for the anti-poverty and social action centre, Toynbee Hall.
Richard Wilson OBE, aka Victor Meldrew, was awarded an honorary degree by London Metropolitan University at the 2017 Winter Graduation ceremony.
London Met raises awareness of homelessness in London with a Textile Design project.
An evening of celebration was held in order to launch Just Met 2017, an anthology featuring creative writing work from students at the University.
Thursday, 14 December, 3-8pm
The twelfth annual open studios at Calcutta House features exhibition by Fine Art BA and Photography BA students and a pop up exhibition by first year architects.
Students from The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design have started a three-year regeneration collaboration with Belmonte, Italy.
The Cass will be hosting an exhibition of multimedia installations and live performances next week.
Students studying the urban development of cities in the Midlands recently had the opportunity to present their work to the Mayor of Leicester.
A group of Diploma Architecture students are working with the 15th Fulham Scout Group to create a live construction project.
A Jewellery Design graduate is fundraising to help her co-founded organisation, Mother Makers, exhibit at Munich Jewellery Week 2018.
BA Fine Art graduate named as winner of a national award.
Musarc, the architectural choir/research project based at The Cass, has announced details of their 2017 Christmas Concert.
Half of the shortlisted designs in the London Festival of Architecture competition are by practices led by Cass alumni.
Cass Fine art alumna participates in major exhibition exploring role of digital technologies in art.