About Practice and Teaching

Cass Architecture Professor Peter St John to deliver his inaugural professorial lecture during School's Celebration Week

Date: 13 February 2019

Peter St John, Professor of Architecture at The Cass will deliver his inaugural professorial lecture, titled About Practice and Teaching on the 21st February at 6.30pm

Peter St John is a founding partner of Caruso St John Architects. Since its foundation in 1990, Caruso St John has been pursuing an architecture that is rooted in place. The practice resists the thin-skinned abstraction that characterises much global architecture in favour of buildings that are perceived slowly over time and that have an emotional content.

Caruso St John’s have built in the UK and across Europe. They were architects for the British Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Biennale and have won numerous prizes in the UK and overseas, including in 2016 the RIBA Stirling Prize for the Newport Street Gallery in London. Peter has taught a RIBA2 Diploma/MArch Unit at The Cass since 2012 and was appointed Professor of Architecture in 2018.

Celebration week

The lecture is one of a series of public events taking place during the annual Celebration Week at The Cass, when students present work in progress to panels of professional 'critics' from industry. Other events include Creativity and Education on the 19th February and Project Red fashion show on the 22nd


Entry to the About Practice and Teaching is free and open to the public but please register on eventbrite to attend as the lecture is expected to be very popular.

head and shoulder photograph of peter st john

About Practice and Teaching
Inugural professorial lecture by Peter St John

21st February 2019, 6.30pm

The Wash Houses
The Cass
London Metropolitan University

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