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 a Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Chartered Practice within London Metropolitan University to provide a professional context to academic projects. 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.
Cass Projects Archive
News from The Cass
Project Oracle to be launched as a charity at London Met
The organisation’s application to become a charity was approved earlier this year and will be launched as a charity next month.
SICK! Film Festival brings NORMAL back to the big screen
NORMAL, a film directed and produced by London Metropolitan University staff, examines the relationship between migration, sex trafficking and the sex industry.
An evening with MOBO founder Kanya King
Kanya King MBE, founder of the MOBO Awards visited London Met to speak about her career, and to offer advice to students and alumni.
Reusing rain leads to RSA Award for Christopher
Cass student Christopher Crawford-Kelly wins Royal Society for the Arts Student Design Award for innovative idea to reuse rainwater.
Do children really believe in Santa?
Research led by Chartered Psychologist, Dr Louise Bunce, reveals that belief in Father Christmas is still wide-spread among children.
New student rep elected to Board of Governors
Students at London Metropolitan University have a new representative to the Board of Governors.
Starting salary success for graduates
London Metropolitan University is the number one modern university for graduate starting salaries, according to The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2013.
New designs for Russian architecture
London Metropolitan University has played a major role in the creation of a new and radical architecture school in Moscow.
London Met students Get Ahead
Students at London Metropolitan University got the chance to boost their employment prospects and study skills at a special event “run by students, for students.”
Ceramist called up for Olympic exhibit
A talented ceramist from London Metropolitan University has been selected as one of just 14 artists to feature in a special exhibition celebrating the Olympics.
Celebrating the role of London Met
This year marks two decades since the 1992 Further and Higher Education Act allowed modern institutions to apply for university status.
Architecture author wins prestigious prize
An academic from The Cass has won a top prize at the Urban Design Awards 2012.