Architecture at London Metropolitan University 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 our school.
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 Metropolitan Architecture Students Society (MASS) is very active in organising lectures, events, socials and have a wide network of industry sponsors. To see what they're up to, follow MASS on Instagram and @massatmet on Linktree.
The School is housed in Calcutta House on our Aldgate campus. 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 Education Declares
Architecture Education Declares (AED) is a climate change initiative that sits alongside other environmental, social and political themes broadly designated as a "duty of care", which has been cultivated in the architecture courses.
Architecture Undergraduate studios
UG Architecture Studio 01: Leaving the City
Jillian Jones and Kieran Wardle
This year we will consider the complex, shifting patterns of rural and urban life post-pandemic. We will be exploring the architectural possibilities to redefine and reactivate the towns on the edge of London as distinct places with their own sub-urban identity.
UG Architecture Studio 02: City | Building | Detail
Charlotte Harris and Colin O’Sullivan
Studio 2’s final year of three working in East London. Tower Hamlets local authority is about to release its second round of sites that it has ear-marked for self-build groups to construct their own homes. We will seek to propose schemes that focus on ‘not just’ housing. You will design homes for a range of generations and family types and propose additional uses that can enhance the places in which they are sited. We will take great care to focus on scales of city, building and detail.
UG Architecture Studio 03: Parallel Farming – In an Age of Alternative Industries
Sandra Denicke-Polcher and Jane McAllister. Academic Facilitator for Calabria: Rita Elvira Adamo
Never demolish. Transformation is the opportunity of doing more and better with what is already existing. The demolishing is a decision of easiness and short term. It is a waste of many things — a waste of energy, a waste of material, and a waste of history… (Lacaton and Vassal, winners of Pritzker Prize, 2021)
UG Architecture Studio 04: Here tomorrow
Katherine Nolan, Alex Butterworth, Liam Ashmore
Architecture is always situated in a specific context. Increasingly, in the current climate crisis, that context includes an existing building that will need to be reimagined, remodelled and reused, rather than demolished. As architects, we will need to study not only the built fabric and social infrastructure of a particular place, but we must also critically evaluate the building itself, including its past and present as well as its potential and constraints.
UG Architecture Studio: Design Technology – Live Build Project
Robert Barnes and Siân Moxon
A Design and Build Live project for a Climate Change Exhibition Pavilion in the National Forest, created in partnership between SAAD, South Derbyshire District Council, the Burton and South Derbyshire College (Construction) and the National Forest in the East Midlands, England. To be constructed using 100 Ash Tree Thinnings harvested locally and replanted in the local High Street to promote discussion and debate around issues, highlighted during the COP26 conference in Glasgow 2021.
Architecture (including foundation year) - BA (Hons)
This London Met architecture course with foundation year offers an alternative route if you can't meet the architecture degree entry requirements. Apply now.
Architecture (Top-Up) - BA (Hons)
The top-up Architecture bachelor's degree at London Met is the first stage towards gaining a career in architecture. Apply now and finish your degree in London.
Architecture RIBA 2 - MArch
Our MArch Architecture RIBA 2 course is design-driven and will enable you to focus your skills and develop excellence in your work.
Design for Cultural Commons - PG Cert
An introductory course in developing a Commons-based practice or innovation in new models of practice to improve on the institutions which shape today's world.
Senior lecturer for Illustration and Animation BA (Hons) and Graphic Design BA (Hons)
News from the School
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.
George Fereday shortlisted for prestigious Wood Award
London Met lecturer's Mixed-Deciduous Beam project highlights the untapped potential of hardwood for the UK construction sector.
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.
London Met sees Venice Biennale success
Two current students join the 2023 Venice Architecture Biennale as Fellows at the British Pavilion 'Dancing Before the Moon', which was curated by a team including London Met alumni
London Met hosts discussion on accessibility and ethics within architecture
AAD staff, industry professionals, and visiting academics held an extensive discussion exploring ‘Architectures of Care’ and the creation of equitable and sustainable communities.
Dates announced for London Met's 2023 Summer Shows
Students from the School of Art, Architecture and Design will showcase their talent with a season of summer events.
London Met student shortlisted for prestigious photography award
Lakruwan Rajapaksha has been shortlisted for the Hahnemühle Student Award for 2023.
London Met academic awarded prestigious grant for architecture and music project in Coventry
The Arts and Humanities Research Council have granted Professor Christian Frost to research aural histories of Coventry between 1451 and 1642.
New mural unveiled as part of London Met's collaboration with Arsenal FC and Lavazza
Dream team of London Met, Italian coffee brand, Lavazza, and Arsenal FC launched a new mural created to inspire young people in North London to dream big.
EVENT: Should size matter? Why we should work toward inclusivity in fashion
Tuesday 14 March at 5pm on our Holloway Campus
Dr Torange Khonsari features on Design Council's podcast
Dr Khonsari one of the first guests on the Design for Planet Fellowship podcast.