Cass Projects (The Projects Office) is a supportive, professional environment that provides project management support to live projects and work-related learning experience which is carried out by students as part of their coursework. We also enable students and staff to undertake consultancy commissions and research projects.
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Cass Projects was established in 2004 to provide professional support for students and staff of the Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design at London Metropolitan University. We are committed to supporting students, academics and practitioners from the Art, Architecture and Design Schools in their live projects and work placements.
We bridge the worlds of pedagogy and practice by providing students with access to the broad University network of professional contacts and stakeholders, favouring projects with a clear social purpose, and co-ordinating carefully chosen work placements.
Formerly known as ASD Projects, we were founded as an RIBA Chartered Practice within London Metropolitan University to provide a professional context to projects in the School of Architecture. Cass Projects continues to provide students with real-world experience in both individual and collaborative projects; engaging with professionals, communities and companies.
Completed projects include Agra School, Kingsmead School, Toynbee Hall Chair and Textiles, Hayes Project, Kronberg stage, Calcutta Roof Garden.
Recent work placements include Fosters, Woods Bagot, Casson Mann, Aedas and Conran & Partners
Projects Coordinator, Cass Projects
Teaching in 3D studio Harvest (Furniture and Product Design) with Peter Marigold and Christopher Emmett.
Director of Cass Projects
Anne Markey has over twenty years experience of working as an architect at senior level.
Projects Co-ordinator, Cass Projects
At the Projects Office Jen is working with Architecture, Design and Fine Art studios to curate, instigate and develop community art and architecture projects for the office.
Shamoon is a London based architectural research practitioner and Cass Projects coordinator.
Shamoon has been involved in the research field of the Architecture of Rapid Change and Scarce Resources (ARCSR).
Employer Engagement Administrator, Cass Projects
At the Projects Office Steph also assists on events and exhibitions.
Cass Projects Archive
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11-16 December 2018
Cass lecturer Jacek Ludwig Scarso leads participatory experience at Tate Modern reflecting on the meaning of waiting.
World Architecture Festival Success
Studio leads David Leech Architects win prestigious international prize.
Musarc Christmas Konsert
12th December 2018
Annual performance by architectural choir/ research group based at The Cass will form part of the London Contemporary Music Festival
Simone Ten Hompel wins Glenmorangie Commission
Cass Reader in Metal to create major new piece of contemporary silverwork for National Museum of Scotland
The Cass Cracker 2018
13th December, 5pm-8pm
Festive fine art open studio at Aldgate Bauhaus promises a feast of student creativity
EXHIBITION: 'The Waiting Room', a collaboration between The Cass and Tate Modern
The exhibition, made up of live art and multimedia installations, takes place at the Atrium Gallery in Goulston Street
Cass workshop sponsored by sustainable timber organisations
Architecture students at The Cass get the opportunity to build and learn more about working with natural construction materials.
RIBA House of the Year 2018
Cass architecture tutor Takero Shimazaki chairs jury for prestigious annual award featured on Channel 4's Grand Designs
The Waiting Room
4 and 5 December 2018
Exhibition of live art and digital installations will see twelve young artists reimagine The Cass Atrium as a metaphorical waiting room.
2017/18 Academic Excellence Award winners announced
Congratulations to our 2017/18 Academic Excellence Award winners. We are proud of your achievements and wish you all the best for the future.
27 November 6pm
Public panel event as part of Making a Living Week explores what – and how – we create for children.
Frame Awards 2019
A project by Aberrant Architecture, a practice co-led by Cass interiors lecturer Kevin Haley, is on the longlist for two categories of the international Interior design awards
Former Cass student stages immersive opera based on his experiences with homelessness
Immersive opera to be performed at the Mayfield Depot at 3pm on 18 November