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.
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