Empowering our local community
The Projects Office provides professional and project management support for students of our School of Art, Architecture and Design to engage in live projects and work-related learning experience. Work can be carried out either by students as part of their coursework, as a consultancy commission, or through research projects.
"I am delighted that the faculty responded to my request to get involved in a series of public art projects. The students and staff from London Metropolitan University have thrown themselves in and have used their creativity in developing ideas that will inspire residents and that could create a focal point for community activity.”
MP John McDonnell
The Projects Office was established in 2004 to provide professional support for the delivery of live projects through the curriculum in the School of Art, Architecture and Design at London Metropolitan University.
We bridge the worlds of pedagogy and practice by providing clients with access to a broad University network of academics, professionals and stakeholders. We favour projects with a clear social purpose.
We offer services in architecture, design, public art and participatory engagement for public and third-sector clients. We have a track record in delivering education and play projects for local authorities in London and for international NGOs. We have also created street furniture and art projects for the public realm, working closely with local communities across London. Our staff and students engage in research and consultancy projects that address critical challenges for the future of our cities such as housing and climate change.
To discuss a project that you would like us to contribute to, please contact us.
Find out more about our Empowering London challenge areas
"Together, the events, which are increasingly community-led, collaboratively imagined and co-produced, bring groups from across the area into one festive space."
Aldgate Community Events on the annual Aldgate Winter Fair and Lantern Parade
Projects and latest news
London Met MA art students deliver impactful performances and workshops at new installation
The ambitious project was commissioned to celebrate local community history in collaboration with the London Festival of Architecture and Aldgate BID.
London Met academic shines at Edinburgh Fringe once again
Rishi Trikha’s show Stuntman received widespread acclaim at the world renowned arts and culture festival.
London Met welcomes local schools to annual Great Science Share event
Local Islington primary schools exhibited their science projects as part of the campaign aiming to improve STEM subject uptake, hosted at the London Met campus.
London Met student wins Gold Award at the 2023 Association of Photographer's Student Awards
London Met's BA Photography was also voted 'Course of the Year' and course leader James Cant was also voted 'Lecturer of the Year'.
London Met students and staff collaborate with Youth Beyond Borders for the King's Coronation
Staff and students from the School of Art, Architecture, and Design worked with the youth focused agency to create artwork displayed at the King’s Coronation.
Celebrating London Met's student and staff volunteers
London Met’s clinics are helping organisations and people across the capital make a real difference.
London Met sees Venice Biennale success
Two current students join the 2023 Venice Architecture Biennale as Fellows at the British Pavilion 'Dancing Before the Moon', which was curated by a team including London Met alumni
London Met hosts discussion on accessibility and ethics within architecture
AAD staff, industry professionals, and visiting academics held an extensive discussion exploring ‘Architectures of Care’ and the creation of equitable and sustainable communities.
London Met signs partnership agreement with music charity Musiko Musika
The partnership, coordinated by the London Met Lab: Empowering London, is part of the University’s commitment to giving back to the city.
London Met researcher helps to launch Taskforce on Inequality in Islington Final Report
Course Leader Torange Khonsari has helped the Islington Inequality Taskforce to launch the Inequality in Islington Final Report.
Dates announced for London Met's 2023 Summer Shows
Students from the School of Art, Architecture and Design will showcase their talent with a season of summer events.
London Met, Lavazza, and Arsenal help Islington residents to Learn To Dream at community event
The ‘Learn To Dream’ event, held in collaboration with the prestigious coffee company and world-renowned football club, was a roaring success.
London Met student shortlisted for prestigious photography award
Lakruwan Rajapaksha has been shortlisted for the Hahnemühle Student Award for 2023.
London Met, Lavazza, and Arsenal team up for a fun-filled community event at the Emirates Stadium
University students, staff, members of the local community, and neighbouring Islington businesses are all invited to come together on Friday 5 May to celebrate a new inspiring mural.