Casswell Bank Architects win Architecture Foundation competition

Casswell Bank Architects announced as winners in competition to remodel Institute of Psychoanalysis.

Cass Architecture alumnus Alex Bank and Sam Casswell founded Casswell Bank Architects in 2015, after meeting and working together at The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture & Design.

Casswell Bank Architects recently won the Architecture Foundation competition to remodel Byron House, the London headquarters of The Institute of Psychoanalysis. The project involves the delivery of a new lecture hall, seminar rooms and children's consultation rooms within the former Edwardian dairy building that serves as The Institute's headquarters.  The competition was restricted to practices that have been set up within the last ten years and were assessed by a high-profile jury including Jeremy Dixon (Dixon Jones Architects), Tim Pitman (Pitman Tozer Architects), Hanif Kara (AKTii), Ellis Woodman (The Architecture Foundation), and representatives from The Institute of Psychoanalyis design team.

The first phase of work will begin in the summer, involving the refurbishment of the child and adolescent consulting rooms and the second phase taking place in 2017, when major improvements will be made to the main lecture room, the Sigmund Freud Room.

Alex Bank and Sam Casswell, also tutors on the Architecture Studio 1 at The Cass. previously won a high-profile commission for Hauser & Wirth Somerset with their design, The Garden Rooms.

Image: Architecture Foundation

Architect's model of a lecture hall

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