Zoë Berman B&W portrait
Zoë Berman is an architect who divides her time between practice, teaching and research. She has worked with the Cass Projects office, leading a number of live projects for students and staff including the Primitive Hut Project with the Sir John Soane's Museum, London and the cross-discipline Aldgate Project.
Zoë has been part of the teaching team at The Cass for undergraduate-level architecture, teaching in TEC and Critical and Contextual studies, and leads a portfolio summer school for prospective school students considering studying architecture.
As a co-director in practice, Zoë works on projects that bring together design expertise on education, arts and residential projects – working to understand the visual, analytical and practical issues design projects. Materials, making and craft is core to our interests. A small, nimble practice, Studio Berman is always furthering its own research-based knowledge and endless curiosity about architecture through writing, publications, teaching and lecturing.
In 2015/16 Zoë established and co-curated the lecture series Home Works at The Cass, which celebrated the work of practitioners and tutors within the School, and organised the interiors and architecture series Make Space. In 2017 she established the Criss-Cross lecture series that sets out to investigate the richness of collaboration between architecture and other creative disciplines.
Since graduating she has engaged with teaching and is a visiting critic at the University of Westminster, University of Sheffield and Kingston University.
Zoë co-tutors Unit 7 at the Welsh School of Architecture and also co-tutors Studio 2 at the new University of Reading School of Architecture with Piers Taylor.