ASSEMBLAGE is a London-based studio of architects and urban designers active in a wide field of design from individual objects and buildings through to large urban strategies. The studio enjoys commissions from a variety of private and public sector clients in the UK and internationally.

Key projects by the studio include winning schemes in the international competitions for the $1bn Iraqi parliament complex and 50 ha masterplan and the UN-HABITAT (United Nations Agency for Human Settlements) fully integrated, economic housing settlements in Iraq. Currently ASSEMBLAGE is leading the new design district at the heart of the Greenwich Peninsula Masterplan.

ASSEMBLAGE is a Chartered Practice with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

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ASSEMBLAGE was launched in 2004 by Directors Hannah Corlett and Peter Besley . . 

Hannah Corlett

Founder Hannah Corlett. . .

Hannah is also design lead on the Architecture in Historic Urban Environments Masters at The Bartlett in London. The programme pioneers the development of a more diverse and creative approach to the reinterpretation and reuse of historical environments in cities around the world. Prior to this Hannah led a Masters Unit in Urban Design at The Bartlett undertaking long-term research of the challenges of global urbanisation, specialising in non-regulated housing settlements. Hannah is a regular external critic for several leading universities.

Prior to ASSEMBLAGE Hannah worked with Niall McLaughlin and Will Alsop on Award winning projects including the Peckham Library (Stirling Prize 2000). Hannah studied at the The Bartlett and the Welsh School of Architecture.

Hannah was Highly Commended at the International Women in Architecture Awards in 2014 and is a member of the steering committee for CLOUD (Centre for London Urban Design Research) and Londonon.

Regularly contributing to conferences to talk about architecture and urban design Hannah Corlett was a key note speaker discussing cultural heritage at The RIBA International Conference, 2017 the centrepiece of RIBA International Week, a programme of events exploring the New Urban Agenda – the United Nations' global strategy for sustainable development and housing over the coming two decades. [FILM]

Peter Besley