Architecture at The Cass provides you with the practical skills and confidence needed to excel in the profession. Teaching staff come from some of London’s most exciting architectural practices and combine experimentation and research with extensive practical experience. As a student, you'll also have access to the amazing range of specialist analogue and digital workshops at The Cass.
Our graduates go on to work as architects, architectural assistants, interior designers, urban designers or in related fields such as research, journalism and procurement. We enjoy close links with the people and organisations that shape London. Our Live Projects happen locally and around the world, currently in places such as India, Nepal, Japan, Sierra Leone, Russia, and Brazil.
The School is housed in Calcutta House in Aldgate. You'll benefit from our central London location and its close proximity to internationally renowned creative and industry hubs. The School's extensive networks and teaching practitioners will encourage you to expand your knowledge and skills through lectures, events and practical advice, leaving you with excellent career prospects.
Architecture Undergraduate Studios
Studio 01: The Gesture of a Building
Alex Bank and Sam Casswell
Studio 01 is looking at the contribution architecture makes to the life of a place.
Studio 02: After City: Assemblage, Incrementalism and Infrastructures
Colin O’Sullivan and Charlotte Harris
Studio 02 will examine and propose design interventions in Germany this year.
Studio 03: Crossing Cultures – Re-thinking Campus
Sandra Denicke-Polcher and Jane McAllister
Studio 03 is concerned with architecture as a form of agency, involving civic making through practice.
Studio 04: Place for Play
Anna Ludwig and Rufus Willis
Studio 04 is looking at how the space of play has coexisted and still coexists with spaces of exchange and circulation, political space and cultural space.
Studio 06: Collaborations
Andrew Jackson, David Leech and Martin Nässén
Studio 06 will focus on the theme of ‘Collaborations’ and continue to investigate the ideas established by the studio in recent years and will again work with good examples of historic and contemporary architecture.
Studio 07: FIT
Robert Barnes and Bo Tang
Studio 07 will be basing this year’s work in Athens, Greece as both a continuation and new departure for the Architecture of Rapid Change and Scarce Resources.
Studio 08: good growth
Gareth Morris and Ulrike Steven
This year Studio 08 will be responding to the Mayor of London’s call to create a ‘City for All Londoners’ based on the principles of ‘good growth’ – ‘development that is socially, environmentally and economically inclusive.’
Studio 09: Public Rooms, Convergent Spaces
Jillian Jones, Ewan Stone and David Howarth
Studio 09 will look to how new spaces for cultural and community provision in London’s East End can be more locally generated.
Studio 10: Old, New, Hot and Cool
Kieran Thomas Wardle and Owain Williams
Studio 10 will propose buildings which are old, new, hot and cool and develop architectural projects which sit between these definitions to explore the role of the architect as a critical agent in society.
Architecture Postgraduate Units
Unit 02: Classicism, modernism and architecture in the present time
Unit 02 will run this year as a project in three parts at Somerset House London.
Unit 04: Building Laboratory | Frozen Timber
Jonas Lundberg, Eva Diu and Andrew Grant
Unit 04 aims to participate in the debate on environmental adaptation, design and development of the new town of Kiruna, which is forced to move three kilometres to the east of its current location.
Unit 05: The Infrastructure of the Street
Alex Ely, Michael Dillon and Lydia Johnson
Unit 05 are interested in how changing the infrastructure of a singular street and the housing within it can alter the urban contribution.
Unit 06: Civic Fit
Professor Maurice Mitchell, Francesca Pont, Dr Bo Tang, Jane McAllister and Sandra Denicke-Polcher
Unit 06 offers students a choice of three settings: Athens, Greece; Belmonte, Calabria; or Kirtipur in the Kathmandu Valley.
Unit 07: A Lean Architecture
David Grandorge and Paloma Gormley
Unit 07 will begin the year with an ambitious project, Timber Translations, re-imagining the industrial structures depicted in the photographs of Bernd and Hilla Becher in timber allowing us to and explore languages of jointing, supporting and bridging in a single material at a large scale.
Unit 08: Midland Cities II – Nottingham Translations
Takero Shimazaki (t-sa) and Summer Islam
Unit 08 will continue to focus on the urban development of cities in the Midlands and propose architectural interventions as opportunities for civic renewal.
Unit 09: Making Urban
Stephen Taylor and Theodoros Thysiades
Unit 09 will continue its two Semester / project structure this year.
Unit 10: An Architecture of Relationships V
Signy Svalastoga, Jonathan Cook and Edward Simpson
Unit 10 will again start the year with two linked short projects aimed to develop and fine-tune spatial and social observations, explored through drawing, making, mending and repair.
Unit 12: Hotel Sphinx
Peter St John, James Hand and Ben Speltz
Unit 12 will continue to examine the different conditions of London and the potential of the city's current reinvention.
Unit 14: Dis-place
Pierre d’Avoine and Pereen d’Avoine
Unit 14 will work in the East End this year, specifically in Tower Hamlets and will be concerned with diaspora displacement and the indigenous.
Architecture - BA (Hons)
This undergraduate architecture degree is your first step towards a professional career in architecture as you'll complete the course with exemption from RIBA Part 1. Through our combination of practical design work, formal teaching and field work, you'll gain the skills and experience necessary to continue on to complete your RIBA part 2 and 3.
Examination in Professional Practice in Architecture - RIBA3
This practice-based course will prepare you for managing architectural projects and is the final step toward registration as an architect in the UK.
MA by Project - MA
This unique research degree is tailored to opening new opportunities in creative practice, professional and academic fields. The course provides unparalleled access to a range of resources within a stimulating and creative environment.
Senior lecturer, History and Theory of Architecture
Coordinates Critical and Contextual Studies (BA), MA Architectural Histories, Theories and Interpretations. Professional Diploma in Architecture – RIBA2 and Architecture BA.
Architecture Studio 7 Tutor
Has taught as a Diploma Tutor at Cambridge University School of Architecture, and is currently a Senior Lecturer in Theory and Design at The Cass School of Art and Architecture.
Zoë has been part of the teaching team for undergraduate-level architecture.
Zoë Berman is an architect who divides her time between practice, teaching and research.
First Year Tutor
Teaches on BA (Hons) Architecture and BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design.
Dr Luisa Brotas
Course Leader for MSc Architecture Energy and Sustainability course and Co-director of LEARN
Successfully led MSc thesis supervision of 64 students and have returned 100% completion of MSc awards.
Teaches on the Algorithmic Design Techniques with Grasshopper short course
Andrea Bugli is a London based Architect and Computational Designer with a degree in Building Engineering/Architecture from University of Bologna (Italy).
School of Architecture
Teaches on BA (Hons) Architecture RIBA Part 1, CCS, Professional Diploma in Architecture RIBA Part 2.
Received a bachelor's of Architecture degree from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, a master's in Design Studies in the history and theory of architecture from Harvard University and studied economics and political economy at the Graduate Faculty at the New School for Social Research.
Has spent much of his time establishing and teaching courses at several universities including Oxford Brookes, UCL and the Camborne School of Mines.
Lecturer on Diploma Architecture (Part II), Unit 7 Tutor
He undertakes commissioned work, collaborating with architects, artists and art institutions.
Teaches on BA (Hons) Architecture, First Year Tutor
Thomas graduated from the Bartlett with a Masters in Architecture followed by a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice and Management.
Emeritus Reader in Architecture
Architect Dr Frances Holliss has been a member of staff at the School of Architecture at London Metropolitan University since 1988.
Tutor on the Architecture and Interior Design Extended Degree
Luke is a partner at Mill & Jones, an architecture and design practice working on small projects across architecture, making, illustration and branding.
Teaches on Professional Diploma in Architecture - RIBA Part 2
Jonas Lundberg is a visionary architect and academic based in London, United Kingdom and in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Course Leader RIBA 3
Gordon MacLaren has been a builder/architect since he started a degree at the Bartlett in 1970.
Professor Maurice Mitchell
Professor of Architecture of Rapid Change and Scarce Resources, Leader of Diploma Unit 6
Maurice Mitchell is Professor in The Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design at London Metropolitan University where he teaches Diploma Unit 6 with Francesca Pont.
Senior lecturer and Technology Coordinator: Sustainability at The Cass School of Architecture
Siân Moxon teaches across the Architecture and Interior Design courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Professor Fergus Nicol
Co-Director of LEARN
Fergus is best known for his work in human thermal comfort, principally the 'adaptive' approach.
Angie Pascoe is a professional studies advisor for the School of Architecture.
Peter St John
Teaches on Professional Diploma in Architecture RIBA II
Peter St John is a partner at Caruso St John Architects.
Head of School of Architecture
Signy Svalastoga was educated in Norway and at the Architectural Association, London and worked in practices in Oslo and London.
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