A new faculty, three hundred years in the making
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.
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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)
Dean, Director of Architecture and Professor of Architecture and Spatial Design
Head of Cass Cities
Course Leader MA Spatial Planning and Urban Design
with the deep plywood fin walls of a meeting room on the right
One of the room studio spaces facing the boulevard with its window, door and ventilation flap
The south end of the Boulevard on the 4th floor looking north.
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 on the 4th floor with the domestic stair down to the floor below.
Musical performance in the open hall studio during the opening party of the 4th floor.