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 lecturer delivers keynote at Nobel Peace Center
Dr Anna Marazuela Kim addresses the theme of Culture as a Human Right to open Oslo World 2022, an international festival dedicated to showcasing global artistic and cultural expressions
Anti-Apartheid Legacy: Material Culture, Heritage and Now
London Met alumna Dr Ekua McMorris will develop a project focusing on material culture derived from the Anti-Apartheid Movement, in collaboration with CREATURE and the Liliesleaf Trust.
London Met Professor takes over the Tate Modern shop for winter
Associate Professor Patrick Brill, who goes by the pseudonym Bob and Roberta Smith, has curated the Tate Edit shop space until 2023.
London Met graduate awarded Royal Photographic Society Women in Photography Bursary
Mina Boromond was awarded the £3,500 prize to support her work which explores her experience of aphastasia, memory and displacement.
Remembering Chris Jennings
The former Senior Lecturer at London Met Chris Jennings is remembered for his teaching, friendship, humour and inspirational ways.
London Met lecturer featured in Venice Design Week
Dr Jacek Ludwig Scarso delivered a speech on his recent work and collaborations in the famous City of Bridges.
London Met students to plant over 400 trees
Each tree planted by students from the School of Art, Architecture and Design could offset one tonne of carbon over its lifetime.
Nourishing disruptions: new mural on London Met's Aldgate campus
The artwork on Pomell Way is part of the upcoming Petticoat Lane Art Trail.
Africa Fashion: shifting the geography of global fashion
London Met's Professor Wessie Ling will take part in a conference at the Victoria & Albert Museum, in conjunction with their Africa Fashion exhibition.
Major grant for London Met rewilding research
The research project, which seeks to increase urban biodiversity through transformative design for streets, has been granted over £58,000 by the Kusuma Trust.
London Met team hosts workshop at the acclaimed Design Museum
Thomas Aquilina and Beatrice De Carli led a workshop, ‘Silent and Speaking: A Workshop on Environmental Justice’ at the Design Museum last month.
Guardian League Tables 2023: London Met interior design courses rank third in UK
London Met’s Interiors courses cover an exciting range of future-thinking projects, with a particular emphasis on sustainable and environmental design.
London Met course leader to host a roundtable discussion in partnership with The Line and Mind
Dr Jacek Ludwig Scarso, Deputy Director of CREATURE and Course Leader on the Public Art & Performance MA set to host Inside Out Public Art, Nature and Mental Wellbeing discussion.
Generosity and architecture
London Met academics Sian Moxon and Jane Clossick publish chapters in a new book exploring how generosity in architecture operates in, and questions, socioeconomic and political systems