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.
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"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 are planting for the future
Staff and student project from the School of Art, Architecture and Design to plant 420 saplings as part of Woodland Trust scheme.
London Met and Islington Council launch disability and health conditions employment report
Report identifies employment barriers for people with disability and long-term health conditions, including key recommendations to address them.
London Met celebrates diversity with vibrant float at the Lord Mayor's Show
The University's float featured images of staff, students, and alumni from its The Real London brand campaign
London Met staff and archives feature in Hackney Museum exhibition
Co-curated by Emeritus Reader Susan Andrews, ‘At Home in Hackney’ features photography lecturers from the University, alongside images from the Special Collections.
London Met partners with Liliesleaf Trust UK for an exhibition celebrating Leah Tutu's 90th birthday
Students and staff from the University contributed to an exhibition in Cape Town dedicated to the famous South African activist.
London Met teams up with Queen Mary University and UCL to launch social venture fund
The London Social Venture Fund will provide funding for early-stage London startups
The Africa Centre and London Met collaborate on Afropolitan culture series
London Afropolitan, an event held in September, adopted the African diaspora experience as a starting point for exploring the future of London’s culture of architecture and design.
London Met to host new exhibition on East London's Brady Girls' Club
'We are the Brady Girls' will be exhibited at the Aldgate campus through October and November.
London Met achieves Silver in Teaching Excellence Framework
The university demonstrates impressive progress through robust student experience and outcome strategy.
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.