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
Furniture and Product Design students collaborate with Brompton for London Design Festival
The students created innovative and truly unique pieces, ranging from whimsical games to household items, made of old Brompton parts.
London Met alumnus exhibits innovative design at Green Grads
Callum Pincombe showcases his slice table at Green Grads, a platform for emerging designers who are working sustainably and tackling eco-issues. The exhibition takes place 24-25 Sept.
London Met Product Design alums named Stars of Tomorrow
Amechi Mandi and Chelsea Vivash, both graduates of Furniture and Product Design, were featured in the special issue.
The Chosen Haram: major success for Edinburgh fringe circus show from London Met academic
The show saw widespread four and five-star ratings from critics, a Lustrom award win, and played to sold-out houses throughout its Edinburgh run.
Material Matters: the relationship between craft, industry and passion
London Met lecturer and esteemed product designer Simon Hasan features on major design podcast.
London Met graduate appointed curator of diaspora jewellery at V&A
Emefa Cole will be the first person to hold the position at the esteemed Victoria & Albert Museum.
Planted Unearthed: London Met academic to explore urban rewilding on environmental design panel
Sian Moxon will join the expert panel as part of the first contemporary design event and media platform promoting exclusively environmentally focused businesses.
London Met lecturer's dance film Twine selected for International Film Festival
Dr Jane Turner’s film nominated for Best Musical Video Film at the L’HIFF festival.
Fine Art graduate wins 2022 David Skingle Award
Marco Carofalo won the annual student prize for printmaking, which is named in memory of the late David Skingle, who taught printmaking at London Met for many years.
Join London Met’s 2022 Postgraduate and Research Exhibition
The exhibition, running from 12-17 September, will showcase the work of the University's postgraduate students and staff research projects.
Winner of London Met’s Big Writing Challenge announced
Creative writing competition launched by London Met and Orion Publishing won by Elyana Guler for ‘The Grimm’.
London Met graduate's debut film released on all major streaming platforms
Daniel Glenn-Barbour’s first feature film ‘Yes-Man’ officially launches across streaming platforms.
“London Running Wild” sustainable design expert featured in Time Out magazine
Siân Moxon’s rewilding project receives coverage in the esteemed magazine, Time Out London.
EYE 2: a new Instagram exhibition from London Met Art students
An Instagram-based exhibition by Spring entry foundation students at the School of Art, Architecture and Design will run from 25-30 July 2022.