ASSEMBLAGE develops its 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 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]
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. Highly regarded, its students won the Peter Cook B-Pro award for ‘Best Project in Year’ and the Foster + Partners bursary prize.
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.
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.