Celebration Week 2017: Thursday 23 February

Students will be presenting their work-in-progress from Professional Diploma in Architecture (RIBA 2) (now Architecture RIBA 2 MArch) and Theatre and Performance Practice BA courses.

Critics: Professional Diploma in Architecture

Jane Wernick CBE
Structural Engineer, Jane Wernick Associates/engineersHRW.

Jane Wernick CBE is a structural engineer who likes to collaboarate with architects and other designers on any project that gives her delight. She has extensive experience of unusual and challenging structures designed in collaboration with leading architects. She worked at ARUP for many years, and was the engineer behind the London Eye. In 1998 she founded Jane Wernick Associates.

Mary Bowman
Design Director, Gustafson Porter+Bowman.

Mary leads teams on a diverse range of projects at Gustafson Porter + Bowman and is responsible for the design direction and day-to-day management of the office, together with Neil Porter. Her particular interest is the integration of landscape and architecture and the vital role landscape architecture can play in meeting today's global challenges. Each scheme is designed to repond to its location and surrounding townscape. Her experience as an architect and wider knowledge of the industry has aided this, allowing her to integrate landscape more successfully in built schemes and share knowledge.

Mary Ann Steane
Deputy Head Architecture, University of Cambridge.

Mary Anne Steane is the incoming External Examiner for the Professional Diploma in Architecture (RIBA 2) course. She is the Deputy Head at the University of Cambridge Department of Architecture, and author of several publications, including The Architecture of Light (2011). Her research interest lies in the appraisal of environmental design strategies by combining technical analysis with a broader cultural perspective. The main focus has been on natural lighting and seeks to establish how more nuanced environmental ambitions can direct and inspire resonant spatial thinking.

Catherine Slessor
Architectural editor, writer and critic.

Catherine Slessor MBE is an experienced architectural editor, writer and critic. Most recently Editor of The Architectural Review, she recently completed her Architectural History MA at the Bartlett at University College London (UCL). In 2016, she was honoured for her services to architectural journalism.

Conversation Pieces Book Launch

A reception celebrating the launch of Conversation Pieces will be held during The Cass Celebration Week on Thursday 23 February at 6pm in the Boulevard, 4th floor, Central House. The book will be available to buy from the London Met eShop.

You can find out more about the book from our news item, Celebrating the Olympic Legacy with Conversation Pieces.

Critics: Theatre & Performance

Harry Ross and Helen Scarlett O'Neill
Curators of InTRANSIT Festival.

Harry Ross and Helen O'Neill are the Curators of the critically acclaimed InTRANSIT Festival, a showcase of site-specific art and performance supported by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the Arts Council. Each summer, InTRANSIT provides exciting avenues for people of all ages to explore and enjoy innovative experimentation and new artistic collaborations in places and spaces across Kensington and Chelsea. Now in its eleventh year, the festival celebrates the changing urban landscape, making use of public and private spaces throughout the borough.

Ross and O'Neill's other curatorial/production credits include Aldeburgh Festival, Bompass & Parr, The Hospital Club, London Contemporay Orchestra (RPS shortlist 2013), Secret Cinema, London Symphony Orchestra, Shakespeare's Globe, Opera Holland Park, RAMBERT, Roundhouse, Saatchi Gallery, Vivienne Westwood, Wilderness Festival, Frogner Dance, Tim Casson, Neo Futurist Collective and the National Trust.

A collage of four photos showing Cass students making and presenting their work.

News details

Date Thursday 23 February
Professional Diploma in Architecture, 10am-5pm
CCG-02, Old Castle Street
Conversation Pieces Book Launch, 6pm
Boulevard, 4th floor, Central House
Theatre and Peformance, 2-5pm
TMG-65 Tower Building

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