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.
Find out more about our Empowering London challenge areas
"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 supports development of new anti-Apartheid artworks
Professor Wessie Ling will work with the Liliesleaf Trust UK to commission six new artworks which explore the contemporary resonance of the heritage of the struggle against apartheid.
CLiOH joins exciting project charting the history of the anti-apartheid movement in the UK
Following a major grant to the Liliesleaf Trust UK, the Centre for Life Writing and Oral History will contribute to creating the Anti-Apartheid Legacy: Centre of Memory and Learning.
London Met students design new Pavilion for the National Forest
The winning design will be built next month by students from a local construction college, and used as an exhibition space about climate change.
Congratulations to our new graduates
We caught up with a few of our newest alumni following their graduation ceremonies at the Barbican last week.
London Met's HomeGrownHouse project highlighted by Forestry Commission
The project is one of 17 projects nationwide to receive Woods into Management Forestry Innovation funding from the government, and one of only two highlighted as a regional case study.
Wish you were here: A hopeful vision of London from the future
Through postcards addressed to today's Londoners, new visions of the city are explored from a visitor 20 years in the future, highlighting the possibilities of urban rewilding.
28 January 2022 to 16 April 2022
An exhibition of new work by alumnus David Tovey is set to open at Rochester Art Gallery.
Iron Reef: lecturer's public art project shortlisted for Norfolk Art Trail
The project celebrates the historical and ecological heritage of Reedham Ferry inn and the Norfolk landscape.
London Met artist receives Fellowship for youth engagement
Rachal Bradley will work with young people on a year-long project, which will be presented as a new commission at Bristol-based international centre for contemporary art, Spike Island.
Your People, Your Places, Your Things
The deadline for applications is 14 February 2022.
The School of Art, Architecture and Design's popular national photography competition for school and college students is set to return.
London Met academic awarded Design for Planet Fellowship
Torange Khonsari is one of nine experts selected by the Design Council in recognition of their track records in making multi-disciplinary, cross-sector and community connections.
Showcasing the Fine Art Winter exhibition
16 and 17 December
First and second year Fine Art BA and Painting BA will present a showcase of their work.
17 December, 4.30pm
Second year students at the School of Art, Architecture and Design will present their end-of-year fashion show.
London Met welcomes Vice Chancellor's PhD scholars
These scholarships form part of London Met's commitment to improving the experiences, opportunities and outcomes of students and colleagues from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.