The Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design

School of Architecture

Our School 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. Graduates go on to work as architects,architectural assistants, interior 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 in places such as Cuba, India, China and Iran


Architecture and Interior Design (Extended degree)

The extended degree route provides an intensive preparatory or 'Foundation' year prior to progression onto the BA Architecture (RIBA Part 1) or BA Interior Architecture and Design at The Cass. This initial year introduces a broad range of design skills and techniques and outlines ways of thinking about design and the ideas that inform Architecture and Interior Design.

Architecture, Part 1, London

Architecture BA (Hons)
RIBA Part 1

The Architecture degree is your first step towards a professional career in Architecture (RIBA Part 1)

Interior Architecture and Design BA (Hons)

Interior Architecture is a distinct, rigorous practice that requires a specialist way of thinking about how we occupy complex spaces and how the elements of this are brought together at a human scale both to accommodate and to delight.

Architectural History, Theory and Interpretation (MA)

Professional Diploma in Architecture - RIBA Part 2

The Professional Diploma is a design-driven course that will enable you to focus your skills and develop excellence in your work.

architecture, Postgraduate, part 3, part III, london

Examination in Professional Practice - RIBA Part 3

This practice-based course will prepare you for managing architectural projects and is the final step toward registration as an architect in the UK.

Architecture, Interior, MA, London, postgraduate

Architecture (MA)

This design-based course, open to architects and designers, will give you a strong platform from which to develop your own MA thesis.

Architecture, Digital Design, MA,

Digital Architecture and Manufacture (MA)

An innovative course designed for architecture professionals who wish to increase their technical expertise or specialise in this fast evolving area.

Architecture, Energy, Sustainbility, MSc, London

Architecture, Energy and Sustainability (MSc)

Our state-of-the-art course in low energy design is designed for built environment professionals looking to boost their knowledge in an increasingly demanding area of expertise and lead an international career.

Note: Fees listed are for 2014. Please call 0207 133 4200 for information about our fees from September 2015.

Spatial Planning and Urban Design (MA)

The Cass Cities MA.

MA by Project

This unique research degree is tailored to opening new opportunities in creative practice, professional and academic fields. The course is run by our research units and provides unparalleled access to the Faculty’s range of resources, a stimulating milieu and creative environment.

Note: Fees listed are for 2014. Please call 0207 133 4200 for information about our fees from September 2015.


Open Events

Enjoy a taste of life at the Cass

Extended Degree Architecture and Interior Design


Aleks Catina

First Year - BA (Hons) Architecture and BA (Hons) Interior Architecture


Exhibition of work by First Year Architecture and Interior Architecture and Design Students

BA (Hons) Architecture
(RIBA Part I)


Exhibition of work by BA (Hons) Architecture Students

BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design


Exhibition of work by BA (Hons) Interior and Architecture Design Students

Professional Diploma in Architecture (Part II)


Exhibition of work by Diploma in Architecture (Part II) students

MA Architecture and Digital Design Systems


Master of Architecture & Digital Design Systems (MA ADDS) is a design and thesis based course exploring digital design and fabrication techniques. Taught by Iain Maxwell, Jonas Lundberg and Toby Burgess

City block study

MA Spatial Planning and Urban Design


Exhibited with Architecture Diploma Unit 13 - High Street London - Research and proposals for high street spaces, places of work, and new policy for social and physical improvements to enhance, consolidate and intensify the high street stretching between Aldgate and Tottenham. Taught by Mark Brearly, Lara Gibson and Robin Lee

MA Architecture and Interior Design


This design based and research orientated course develops students’ design knowledge through intensive project work leading to an individual thesis. Taught by Andrew Stone

PhD Research


PhD research into the ethical horizons of architectural and urban praxis. Taught by Peter Carl


Professor Robert Mull

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

Signy Svalastoga

Head of School of Architecture

Sandra Denicke-Polcher

Acting Deputy Head, School of Architecture

Professor Florian Beigel

Teaches on Professional Diploma in Architecture - RIBA Parts 1 & 2

Peter St John

Teaches on Professional Diploma in Architecture RIBA II

Professor Mark Brearley

Associate Professor
Head of Cass Cities

Professor Peter Carl

Teaches on Professional Diploma in Architecture - RIBA Part 2 (Free Unit Tutor)

Ektoras Arkomanis

Critical and Contextual Studies (BA) coordinator
MA Architectural Histories, Theories and Interpretations
Professional Diploma in Architecture — RIBA part 2
Architecture BA (Hons) — RIBA part 1

Manuela Barczewski

Teaches on Architecture and Interior Design (Extended Degree)

Aleks Catina

Teaches on Architecture and Interior Design (Extended degree), Architecture (BA Hons) - RIBA Part 1, Professional Diploma in Architecture - RIBA Part 2

Philip Christou

Teaches on Professional Diploma in Architecture - RIBA Parts 1 & 2

David Grandorge

Lecturer on Diploma Architecture (Part II), unit 7 studio tutor

Kevin Haley

Teaches on BA Interior Design and BA Interior Architecture studio 'Community Activism'

Thomas Hillier

Teaches on BA Architecture, First Year Tutor

Frances Holliss

Steve Jensen

Teaches on the BA Interior Architecture studios 'Counter Commercial'

Torange Khonsari

BA(Hons) Architecture Studio 3 and Critical & Contextual Studies

Lara Kinneir

Course Leader, Cass Cities MA
Director, Urban Research Projects

Joseph Kohlmaier performing with Musarc, July 2014

Joseph Kohlmaier

MA Architectural History, Theory and Interpretation
MA by Project: Course in Poetics

Rachel O'Grady

Research Group: Architecture of Rapid Change and Scarce Resources. Supervisors: Prof. Peter Carl, Prof. Maurice Mitchell

Nate Kolbe

Course Leader, Post-Graduate School of Architecture, Senior Lecturer Unit 4, IDS Module Leader

Jonas Lundberg

Teaches on Professional Diploma in Architecture - RIBA Part 2

Gordon MacLaren

Reg. Archt Dip Arch UCL BSc

Dr Helen Mallinson

Director of Cass Culture
Course leader for Culture in Context Studies

Professor Maurice Mitchell

Professor of Architecture of Rapid Change and Scarce Resources, leader of Diploma Unit 6

Rute Nieto Ferreira

Teaches on Extended Degree, Architecture and Interior Design

Angie Pascoe

Professional Studies Advisor for the School of Architecture

David Price

Teaches on BA (Hons) Fine Art

Dr. Bo Tang

Research Coordinator & Studio 7 Tutor

Ines Weizman

Lecturer in architecture on Modern Architecture and Modernity, Interpretations and Critical Transformations

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Recognition for Research

News July 2014

Cass staff Maurice Mitchell, Bo Tang and Shamoon Patwari shortlisted for RIBA President’s Awards for Research 2014

The Cass MA Show

Performance, News, Exhibition, Talk 17-20 September 2014

Dates announced for annual postgraduate exhibition, coinciding with London Design Festival

School of Architecture Summer Show

News, Exhibition, Talk, Public Lecture 27th June - 6th July 2014

Exhibition of work from The Cass School of Architecture

The first of MARCH

News, Exhibition From 26th June

Work by first cohort of MA students from our partner in Moscow will be featured in Cass Summer Show

King is crowned


Cass PhD Candidate Julia King wins Architects Journal's prestigious Emerging Woman Architect of The Year Award

Cass and MARCH Make Top 100


Cass and Moscow School of Architecture included in new edition of 'Europe’s Top 100 Schools of Architecture and Design' published by DOMUS Magazine

RIBA Awards Success at The Cass

News, Talk 4th December 2013

Cass students success at Royal Institute of British Architects awards evening

Cass Cities is rolling a snowball


A bold initiative is announced, and it’s already live, already making things happen.

Florian Beigel wins Berlin Grand Art Prize

News March 18th 2013

Cass academic and head of ARU awarded Akademie der Künste Berlin Art Prize 2013

Urban Research Projects

RIBA Presidents Silver medal


Unit 4 students awarded prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects Part II award for their SunBloc house

New Floor Opens

News 20th November 2012

Hundreds attend as Vice Chancellor launches new 4th floor at The Cass, designed by the Faculty's own Architecture Research Unit (ARU)

Eight Buildings, Twenty Four Pictures

News, Exhibition 23rd November - 4th December

An exhibition of David Grandorge's photographs of recent projects by Sergison Bates architects.


CASSprojects (The Projects Office) provides a supportive professional environment that allows students and staff to undertake consultancy commissions and research projects, as well as providing project management support to live projects carried out by students as part of their course work.

Winner of SOM Foundation Travelling Fellowship


Congratulations to Rebecca Roberts who has won the SOM Travelling Fellowship judged by the RIBA President's medal panel

Tottenham Hot Stir

Performance, Exhibition 11th and 12th January.

Student led workshop casts a spell over local community for In The Valley project