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

Circular architecture needs material passports

Nov 22

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

Nov 22

BOOK NOW! Part 2 Open Days (7/12/22-25/1/23)

Oct 22

LSA Registrar

Oct 22

Operations Manager

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

May 22

Job Opening: Design Think Tank (DTT) Module Co-Leader — Apply by 20.06.2022

May 22

You’re invited to the LSA Summer Show 2022

Mar 22

LSA students shortlisted for London Festival of Architecture design competition

Feb 22

ELEVEN DESIGN THINK TANKS AIMING TO TRANSFORM THE CITY

Feb 22

LSA launches new bursary scheme for students from low-income backgrounds Copy

Feb 22

LSA announces Thomas Aquilina as inaugural Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation Fellow

Feb 22

LSA Tuesday Talks

Feb 22

Meet students, faculty and alumni at our Open Evening — 24.02.2022

Jan 22

Why Apply to the LSA? Thoughts from our Academic Director

Jan 22

Job Opening: Professional Events Co-ordinator — Apply by 18.03.2022

Dec 21

Will Tooze & Daniel Wood — Plan for Chalk Bridge

Dec 21

Siân Wells — Feminist City

Dec 21

Peter Salman — The Deconstruction Institute

Dec 21

Jayden Luk — Grow The City

Dec 21

Jack Morgan — Freedom of Movement

Dec 21

Harriet Stride — The School with Roots

Dec 21

Freddie Hutchinson — Channelsea Tidal Gardens

Dec 21

Dominika Pilch — Kingsland Centre

Dec 21

Carlos M C Pereira — Social Celebration

Dec 21

Amir Hossein Noori — Narratives of De Beauvoir

Dec 21

Sam Butler — The Co-Evolving Workplace

Dec 21

Sam Pywell — Hackney Centre of Change

Dec 21

Ross Langtree — Wick Ridge

Dec 21

Mikolaj Strug — Identity and Accessibility

Dec 21

Dougie Haseler — No Fixed Abode

Dec 21

Jonathan Boon — Arrival Space

Dec 21

Francesca Taplin — Active Cities

Dec 21

Sebastian Maher — Build Back Beta

Dec 21

LSA LAB Director Lara Kinneir chairs UN HABITAT workshop on ‘New Urban Agenda’

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2022/23 Design Think Tank Module Launches

This week the Design Think Tank module began for our First Year students. 

Design Think Tanks are a 14-week module in the First Year of our MArch in Designing Architecture. They are collaborative research and design projects undertaken by students, working with leading architectural practices in London. The study topics suggested are ones that require urgent consideration, innovative thinking and design solutions that will generate significant social and environmental progress and beneficial urban change.

Students work in collaborative groups led by senior staff from the sponsoring practice on one of the shortlisted study topics and are supported by LSA faculty to guide students through the research and design process.

The Design Think Tanks groups for 2022/23 are as follows:

LSA AS CIVIC AGENCY
DSDHA with Alicia Pivaro


How could the London School of Architecture become a truly civic and meaningfully municipal institution, partnering with communities, local government, associations and civil society to effect real change in its neighbourhood? This Think Tank will set out a vision for the LSA’s distributed presence in Hackney, building on work focusing on spatial justice and research into strategies and tactics to empower communities.

RETROFIT AS REPARATION
Arup Access and Inclusive Environments team with Mei-Yee Man Oram, RAWE Project with Carly Dickson and DIS/Collective with Jordan Whitewood-Neal.


The way we maintain the city can become a way of giving back to local communities at risk — this is how we are currently defining reparation, as a social practice. From this, our Design Think Tank, Repair as Reparation, asks how we can create new understandings of the terms and methodologies of retrofit and reparation, in the context of making cultural and civic spaces accessible and inclusive?

HOMEMAKING REVOLUTION
Allies and Morrison


Homemaking Revolution seeks to reinstate industrial uses in Hackney as a viable typology that can co-exist with contemporary and future modes of living, working and leisure. The
Think Tank asks students to develop an inspiring and implementable industrial scheme that successfully knit into the fabric of urban life. The site will support the manufacturing of construction materials and prefabrication components for housing.

HACKNEY SITOPIA
Studio Egret West and Architecture & Food


The UK grows a little over half of the food it needs and our food system is reliant on imports which burden poorer countries with the related environmental impact. What might this mean for the future of food in our built environment in London? Throughout our DTT we will look to support innovative ideas which advocate for, develop and implement the growth of urban agriculture in our city through visionary architectural design.

MATERIAL CHANGE
Orms


How can Material Passports support material reuse of existing buildings? What infrastructure is required to support, promote, and embed the principals of circularity within the
construction industry and local communities.

NEIGHBOURHOOD CONSTRUCTION HUB
Material Cultures

This Design Think Tank (DTT) aims to establish the feasibility of a Community Construction Centre in Hackney produced by The Built Environment Trust (BET). With a focus on retrofitting existing underperforming housing stock with bio-based building materials and systems within a circular approach we will aim to identify the key stakeholders and speculate on the activities undertaken at the centre with reference to existing and historical precedents.

RESILIENT NEIGHBOURHOODS / COMMUNITY POWER
Buckley Gray Yeoman with ACAN

How do we create a space that can improve community climate resilience and empower Hackney people to decarbonise their homes, schools and places of work? We will select, analyse, conserve and transform an existing, under-used space within Hackney to become a ‘Neighbourhood Decarbonisation Hub.’ The Hub will be hyper-local, directly influenced by the immediate local context, community and groups.

MINDFUL CITY
Penoyre Prasad and Ash Sakula

In our post-Covid cities, health and wellness are becoming an increasingly important consideration in the way we design our built environment. This Think Tank will explore how slack spaces in the High Street can be harnessed to promote (mental) health and wellbeing. The premise is that people will use services in their immediate locality before their health needs become acute and therefore will help devise their own proactive care and be active in a social network offering resilience through & weak ties’ in the community.

NEVER NEVER LAND
PDP

Peter Pan does not exist in the real world, while increasing dependency and frailty are inevitable for every ageing one, whether they accept or not. How do we design a Never Never Land for those Peter Pans who want to enjoy their later lives? With the urgency of addressing a more suitable living environment for the elderly in mind, students are encouraged to explore comprehensive urban planning and architectural design strategies for a mixed development scheme, which takes all stakeholders’ interests into consideration.