Signy Svalastoga | 1957-2018

Beloved and inspiring Head of Architecture at The Cass has passed away following a short illness

Date: 28 August 2018

Signy Svalastoga, Head of Architecture, The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design passed away peacefully on 23 August 2018 after a short illness. 

Signy was passionate about architecture and was committed to architecture education. She was educated in Norway and at the Architectural Association, London and worked in practices in Oslo and London. Notably, she worked in the practice of Zaha Hadid, where she was responsible amongst other projects, the detail design development of the Vitra Fire Station 

Teaching in London architecture schools for 25 years, she was an inspirational tutor. Signy had been Head of School at The Cass School of Architecture at London Metropolitan University since 2012 having previously led postgraduate architecture. Prior to this, she was Head of School at UEL School of Architecture from 2004 to 2008.

Signy will be sorely missed by her husband David, her children Rikard and Leah and the many colleagues, graduates and students with whom she has worked, supported and enabled. Her care, input and perspective will be sorely missed.