London Metropolitan University Law Department


“The architects seek proportionality, relating the language of the architecture to its civic role” - Max Weaver, Client


The completion of the Law Department, situated in Whitechapel, on a site abutting the Women’s Library, unified this part of the university’s estate. A number of elements had to be brought together in a plan that creates a sociable and industrious atmosphere for students to enjoy. 

Teaching spaces included a lecture theatre adjacent to 13 seminar rooms, a mock court, as well as staff offices and a common room. Those complex requirements were resolved in a scheme that is both legible and flexible.