Cass Interiors

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Cass Interiors

Cass Interiors is dedicated to making space and environments both significant and meaningful. It explores new territories, determining new practice, working with and augmenting leading research. It challenges convention, investigating our society through its cities, high streets and communities. 

The courses set an active agenda, creating collaborations between associations, businesses, enterprise and research bodies, to bring about the latest interior thinking. It asks you to observe, record and develop ideas that transform space, position theory and articulate new approaches.

Our live projects are connected to industry, established brands, London and its communities. Each studio is run by practitioners and researchers in interiors, as well as the built environment. You'll debate the latest knowledge, awareness and understanding, allowing participants to understand political, social and economic factors. This will allow you to think proactively, ensuring the most thoughtful and astute responses.

Students in each of the courses will position themselves within their chosen sectors and build a portfolio that demonstrates their ingenuity, creativity, process, skills base and reflective practice, which will represent its authorship, identity and voice.

We encourage you to participate in competitions that connect with interesting and current debates, in order to appreciate and recognise the ambitions of others and develop dialogues and proposals that seek to make a difference.

Cass Interiors Studios

Studio Int 02: Action Stations

Kaye Newman, Janette Harris and Beata Szwast

Studio 2 will firstly explore the notion of Escapism by looking at the future of retail design.

Studio Int 03: Factories+

Andy Merritt, Simon Petty, Anne Thomas and Paul Smyth

This studio will look into how different forms of industry can reintroduce factories back into the centre of London for the benefit of both people and the natural world.

Studio Int 04: 24hr Transform-Atrium

Andrew (Sid) Siddall and Suzanne Smeeth-Poaros

Studio 4 has a dual focus on 24hour Transformations and Atrium spaces.

Studio Int 05: Aberrant Architecture

Kevin Haley and Sam Brown

As a studio we want to comment and be critical on future modes of living, leaving behind the banality of mono-function and explore and challenge the traditional models of what happens behind closed doors.

Cass Interiors - Undergraduate courses

Interior Architecture and Design - BA (Hons)

Interior architecture is a distinct, rigorous practice that requires a specialist way of thinking about how we occupy complex spaces and how the elements of space are brought together at a human scale both to accommodate and to delight.

Interior Design - BA (Hons)

You'll work with major design practices and clients on live projects and study all aspects of interior design - from traditional drawing methods to state-of the-art graphics packages and emerging concepts.

Interior Design and Decoration - BA (Hons)

You'll study the past, present and future of interior design and decoration, and develop the practical skills, knowledge and creative vision you need for a successful career in the industry.

Material and Visual Culture - BA (Hons)

Material and Visual Culture BA is an interdisciplinary course that includes study trips, specialist facilities and contact with cultural institutions.

Cass Interiors - Postgraduate courses

MA by Project - MA

This unique research degree is tailored to opening new opportunities in creative practice, professional and academic fields. The course provides unparalleled access to a range of resources within a stimulating and creative environment.

Recent successes


Manuela Barczewski


Teaches on the Architecture and Interior Design (Extended Degree).

Pascal Bronner

First Year Tutor

Teaches on BA (Hons) Architecture and BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design.

John Cash

School of Design

Teaches on the BA (Hons) Interior Design and Foundation Year (Art and Design Extended Degree)

Kevin Haley

Teaches on the BA (Hons) Interior Design and BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design

Kevin Haley is a director and co-founder of aberrant architecture, a multi-disciplinary design studio and think tank.

Karl Harris

Teaches on BA (Hons) Interior Design

Karl Harris completed a BSc (Hons) in Engineering Product Design at the University of the South Bank in 1988.

Harriet McKay

CCS Lecturer and Co-ordinator for Interior Design.

Harriet McKay is a curator and academic with a specialism in interior design history.

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.

Suzanne Smeeth-Poaros


Teaches on Interior Design BA (Hons), Interior Architecture and Design BA (Hons), and Interior Design and Decoration BA (Hons).

Ian Teague

Ian teaches on the Theatre and Film Production Design BA (Hons).

Ian is a theatre set designer.

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