We develop our design approach through research.

Research is pursued by the practice on multiple fronts: through teaching, in association with other professional studios, in collaborations with individuals, and through in-house projects.

ASSEMBLAGE Founding Director Hannah Corlett leads Design in the Masters of Architecture and Historic Urban Environments [AHUE] at The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London [UCL]


M AHUE - Bartlett UCL

The AHUE Master’s programme pioneers the development of a more diverse and creative attitude to the reinterpretation and reuse of historical environments in cities around the world. The programme teaches a fresh and critical approach that promotes architectural and artistic interventions which rejuvenate and reinterpret historic environments at all scales, from innovative street furniture to city planning.

ASSEMBLAGE also led a Masters Unit in Urban Design at The Bartlett. The Unit undertook long-term research through design of the challenges of global urbanisation.

M Arch UD - B-Pro, Bartlett UCL

Hannah is also a regular design critic at the Bartlett on the BArch and MArch programmes, and for many of the B-Pro Urban Design units, and has been a design critic at the University of Westminster for MArch units.


ASSEMBLAGE were featured in the publication Bartlett 175: Celebrating the 175th anniversary of The Bartlett School of Architecture

In addition to UCL Hannah has lectured at Syracuse University and the Welsh School of Architecture (WSA).

Members of ASSEMBLAGE are also regular external critics for several leading universities.

Examples of research work are included within the selected project pages. 


ASSEMBLAGE lead the KAUNAS 2022 European Capital of Culture Summer School 2018, part of the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage

ASSEMBLAGE Founder Hannah Corlett was shortlisted for the position of Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at ETH University, Zurich, Switzerland.

The RIBA International Conference was 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]


ASSEMBLAGE Founding Director Hannah Corlett was a key note speaker discussing cultural heritage at The RIBA International Conference 2017

CLOUD is a centre for research, debate, and projects that address spatial and environmental issues facing London through innovative architecture and urban design. CLOUD is focused on the practical application of the research being carried out.


ASSEMBLAGE are are a member of the steering committee for CLOUD the Centre for London Urban Design.