Mar 24

LSA and Black Females in Architecture (BFA) Announce new partnership

Feb 24

24/25 Admissions Open Evening – 6 March

Dec 23

2023 LSA GRADUATES WIN RIBA SILVER MEDAL AND COMMENDATION

Nov 23

STEFAN BOLLINGER APPOINTED AS CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Nov 23

STEPHEN LAWRENCE DAY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Nov 23

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN FOR OUR PART 2 MARCH FOR 2024/25

Nov 23

Open Evening – 7 December 2023

Oct 23

BOOK PART 4 NOW: SHORT COURSES – MODULAR LIFELONG LEARNING – FUTURE PRACTICE

Aug 23

IN MEMORIAM – PETER BUCHANAN

Jul 23

The LSA is Moving

Jun 23

Become a Critical Practice Tutor at the LSA for 2023/24

Jun 23

Become a Design Tutor at the LSA for 2023/24

Jun 23

Pathways: Exhibiting Forms

Jun 23

City as Campus: The Furniture Practice

Jun 23

Summer Show 2023: FLAARE Futures Workshop

Jun 23

Summer Show 2023: Meet Your Future Employer

Jun 23

Summer Show 2023: Close to Home

May 23

WE ARE SEEKING A NEW FINANCE MANAGER

Mar 23

Nigel Coates: Liberating the Plan

Mar 23

AN INTERVIEW WITH ELLIOTT WANG, SECOND YEAR REP

Feb 23

PART 4 LAUNCH

Feb 23

IN MEMORIAM – CLIVE SALL

Feb 23

Our Design Charrettes – an insight into life at the LSA

Feb 23

BOOK NOW – OPEN EVENING WEDNESDAY 8 MARCH

Feb 23

An Interview with Emily Dew-Fribbance: LSA Alumna and First Year Design Tutor

Feb 23

Pathways: Optic Translations

Jan 23

Thursday Talks: Questioning How we Embed Sustainable Design in Practice

Jan 23

An Interview with LSA alumna Betty Owoo

Jan 23

Interview with Marianne Krogh – Rethinking water as a planetary and design element in the making of the Danish Pavilion at Venice Biennale

Dec 22

What do our students think of studying at the LSA? We spoke to Second Year student Semi Han

Dec 22

Hear from our Alumni – An Interview with Calven Lee

Dec 22

National Saturday Club Programme

Nov 22

LSA Alumnus Jack Banting published in FRAME

Nov 22

2022/23 Design Think Tank Module Launches

Nov 22

Mentoring can transform the architecture profession – for good

Nov 22

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN FOR 2023/24

Nov 22

Alternative Routes To Registration: An Evening with ARB (17/11/2022)

Nov 22

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Nov 22

Apply To The LSA: Online Intro (23/11/2022)

Oct 22

LSA Registrar

Oct 22

London School of Architecture announces strategic collaboration with Black in Architecture

Aug 22

LSA Summer Design Charrette

Jul 22

How fire has shaped London – from 1666 to Grenfell

Jul 22

Voices on: Architecture and Fire Safety

Jun 22

JOB OPPORTUNITY:  DESIGN TECTONICS TUTOR

Jun 22

JOB OPPORTUNITY:  DESIGN DIRECTION MODULE LEADER

Jun 22

JOB OPPORTUNITY:  DESIGN HISTORY TUTORS

Jun 22

JOB OPPORTUNITY: DESIGN STUDIO TUTORS

Jun 22

JOB OPPORTUNITY:  DESIGN CITIES MODULE LEADER

Jun 22

Voices on: Architecture and Displacement

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2023 LSA GRADUATES WIN RIBA SILVER MEDAL AND COMMENDATION

2023 graduate Ellie Harding has been awarded the RIBA Silver Medal, while fellow 2023 graduate Elliott Wang has received a Commendation.

Our Head of School, Neal Shasore writes:

“The double delight of the RIBA President’s Silver Medal and Silver Medal commendation being awarded to two of our students this year, is quite exceptional. 

The LSA celebrates its tenth birthday this year and what better way to commemorate and celebrate its achievements. Winning these awards is recognition of the school’s rapid trajectory towards making a real impact in the way we educate our architects for the now and in the future, and values the intense hard work of both its faculty and staff. The LSA’s pedagogy has grown and adapted in the last few years to respond positively to the challenges facing a post-Covid planet and these projects embody that change”.

Samantha Hardingham, Academic Director adds:

Together, these prizes represent the collective commitment required to master the processes of enquiry, observation, doubt, documentation, assembly, re-think, distillation, editing, designing and presenting an architectural project at a time when everything in the world is changing: from climate and understanding of physical and mental health to architectural education and expectations of what do we design now? Led by a shared vision to think better, and smarter about how people live in cities – and in particular London – both these projects carefully consider and boldly propose what that might mean for its people and its existing buildings. 

Ellie’s project is an exemplar of the kind of work the LSA was set up to nurture and champion. Her design-led process generated new forms of drawing to unlock ways of visualising alternative perceptions of space, and then crucially applies them as a design tool. Ellie’s work deploys a design method that is attentively experimental, and proposes a kind of radical realism that communicates to architects and non-architects alike

Elliott’s work is a particularly fine example of the LSA MArch programme as it draws on all aspects that the two-year programme offers, comprising practice placement and studio-based learning. Elliot has used his time to build-up extensive knowledge in the field of housing, drawing on best practice globally, as well as digging deep into local cultural and historical sources.

Congratulations to Ellie and Elliott for these fantastic achievements”

Ellie, with her Design Tutors Fabrizio Matillana and Kit Stiby-Harris

Fabrizio Matilana, Ellie’s Second Year Design Tutor wrote:

“As an architect working in the public sector and with housing providers, standards and commercial practice are often attempting to replicate a traditional home. Ellie’s singular disruption is to unfurl concepts of living through a focus that is specific to those with Alzheimer’s, resulting in accommodation that is homely, tailored to their spatial requirements and connected to the wider urban grain. At a time of failing social services, a strained NHS and a decline in mental health, projects that acknowledge the limits of architecture, but embrace its powerful agency in creating carefully crafted spaces that elevate the experience of living, have a prescient contribution at a time of unfortunate decline. Ellie’s Silver Medal win recognises architecture’s vital role in shaping places for a community to heal and not being excluded from society.

Personally, I consider this a career highlight: meeting a student with Ellie’s intelligence and design sensibility and nurturing her innate talent to develop a truly unique project that has been so duly recognised. I look forward to seeing Ellie’s career soar to great heights and seeing her unique design ethos reach communities that need a thoughtful and enriching quality of place”.

To learn more about Ellie’s award-winning project, click here

To learn more about Elliott’s project, click here.