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
Unity and celebration through colour
London Met grad Yinka Illori served as headline speaker for Design London, and transforms the city’s pedestrian crossings for the London Design Festival.
London Design Festival: London Met students and alumni contribute new street sculptures
The ‘designpost’ sculptures aim to capture the spirit of one of the festival’s dedicated design districts.
Campaign launched to encourage 'bio-blitz'
The campaign encourages citizens to find as many species of animals, plants and fungi in their outdoor space as they can in one day.
London Met ranks sixth in UK for teaching quality in new Good Uni Guide
Overall, the University climbed 25 places in the Times and Sunday Times league table, with teaching quality and student experience shown to be of a particularly high standard.
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Success
Jilly Topping, undergraduate Fine Arts BA student, has had her work included in this year’s show.
Students offer free support to small businesses, social enterprises and charities in London
Small businesses, social enterprises and charities can receive bespoke, free support from London Met, with entrepreneurial students offering their skills in a wide range of areas.
London Met surges in Guardian league tables
High scores in student satisfaction, value added and spend-per-student contributed to London Met rising 31 places in the league table.
London Met shortlisted for ‘higher education Oscar’
University nominated in the Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community category of this year’s THE awards
London Met recognised for gender equality work
Bronze Athena Swan award a significant landmark as work begins on Silver accreditation.
The Master's Show
13 -18 September 2021
The dates have been announced for the School of Art, Architecture and Design's first on-site and in-person graduation exhibition since 2019.
'Enough Already' - Unit 08 Masters of Architecture students exhibit research on the nature of reuse
Christopher Smith, recent MArch graduate and Unit 08 alumnus, explores the recent exhibition and the process of building it.
Exploring Swiss design classics
London Met academics will take part in a fringe event for the Design History Society annual conference.
Interior design alumni makes the finals of national competition
David Haziz, the founder of arbor + co, was named in the Workplace Interiors category.
"Greater sense of confidence in my abilities"
Single father of five Stavros Giannoulatos, who just graduated in English Literature and Creative Writing with first class honours, talks us through his past three years at London Met.