The Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design

The Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design

A new faculty, three hundred years in the making

Welcome message from Robert Mull

CASS newsletter

About The Cass

Welcome

The Cass is internationally recognised for its high quality teaching, excellent facilities and unique interdisciplinary opportunities.  Learning through practice, playing with process and working with clients, students at The Cass gain real world experience in both individual and collaborative projects, engaging with professionals, communities and companies. There is a strong emphasis in our studios on socially engaged Architecture, Art and Design applied to both local and global contexts, and many projects focus on London. Our central London location also gives you easy access to the creative and cultural hub which surrounds the Aldgate Campus. Our many specialist facilities include wood and metal workshops, laboratories, TV and recording studios, editing suites, darkrooms and Metropolitan Works our digital manufacturing centre. Many of our students have exhibited at major international exhibitions and festivals and have won prestigious awards.

This website is a recently launched beta-version, and changes and additions will be made over coming weeks based on inetrnal and external feedback.  We are updating our estate too this summer, based on exciting proposals by our own Architectural Research Unit (ARU)

History

The Cass (The Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design)  was officially launched on the 1st of August 2012, through the merger of the Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Media and Design and the Faculty of Architecture and Spatial Design at London Metropolitan University. The Staff and students of both precursor faculties have been working towards this moment for the past eighteen months through a series of shared exhibitions and projects such as the Aldgate Project. The Cass takes its name from Sir John Cass (1661-1718)

Areas of the Faculty

People

Professor Robert Mull

Dean, Director of Architecture and Professor of Architecture and Spatial Design

Charlotte Gorse

Head of School of Design

Signy Svalastoga

Head of School of Architecture

Professor Mark Brearley

Mark Brearley
Guest Professor
Head of Cass Cities
Course Leader MA Spatial Planning and Urban Design

Dr Helen Mallinson

Director of Cass Culture
Course leader for Culture in Context Studies

Anne Markey

Director of CASS Projects

Marcus Bowerman

Head of CASSworks

Michael Upton

Head of Recruitment, Marketing and Events. Chair of the Events Committee. Teaches on BA (Hons) Film and Broadcast Production

The New Central House Studios

An open hall architecture studio

Photo: Ioana Marinescu, Dec. 2012

Open hall architecture studio

Photo: Ioana Marinescu, Dec. 2012

with the deep plywood fin walls of a meeting room on the right

One of the room studio spaces

Photo: Ioana Marinescu, Dec. 2012

One of the room studio spaces facing the boulevard with its window, door and ventilation flap

The south end of the Boulevard

Photo: Ioana Marinescu, Dec. 2012

The south end of the Boulevard on the 4th floor looking north.

An architecture unit crit in the south meeting room

Photo: Ioana Marinescu, Dec. 2012

An architecture unit crit in the south meeting room. The lights in the boulevard are off, like in a street at night.

The north end of the Boulevard

Photo: Ioana Marinescu, Dec. 2012

The north end of the Boulevard on the 4th floor with the domestic stair down to the floor below.

Musical performance in the open hall studio

Photo: Bumsuk Chung, Nov. 2012

Musical performance in the open hall studio during the opening party of the 4th floor.

Samples of our work

Architecture

Fine Art

Silversmithing and Jewellery

Graphic design

Product

Restoration

Restoration

Fine Art

Media

Musical Instruments

Film and Broadcast Production

Interior Design

Music Technology

Illustration

Architecture

Product

Fine Art

Graphic Design

Textiles

Interior Architecture

Fine Art

Product

Illustration

Animation

Fine Art

Fine Art

Fine Art

Product

Fine Art

Textiles

Fine Art

Textiles

Interior Design

Architecture

Textiles

Graphic Design

Textiles

Film and Broadcast Production

Fine Art

Architecture

Fine Art

Product

ARU Proposals for Central House

Central House, Whitechapel High Street

Central House, Whitechapel High Street

By Architecture Research Unit (ARU)

View of the fourth floor boulevard, Central House

View of the fourth floor boulevard, Central House

By Architectural Research Unit (ARU)

Central House model

Central House model

By Architectural Research Unit (ARU)

Contact

Get in touch with us

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