Megacrits 2019

A look at this year's inter-school crits organised by three schools of architecture in association with the Architecture Foundation

Spring is always Megacrits season and this year has been no different; over the past month we have seen Megacrits hosted by the London School of Architecture, the Cass and next week by the University of Westminster.

LSA - 28 March 2019

LSA Megacrit Flyer

All schools are invited to interpret our Megacrits guide in a way that reflects their teaching and ethos. The LSA varied the format by organising shared crits with students and researchers from architecture and cities related courses whose courses were not necessarily part of the 'traditional' route to professional accreditation. The crits were all held at the offices of AHMM, which provided scope for external critics to come from professional practice.

Schools: 

LSA // LSE Cities // Public Practice

Guest Critics:

Architects from AHMM and Jestico + Whiles

lsa megacrit 2019

Crits were held at AHMM

CASS - 04 April 2019

CASS megacrit flyers

Specially risograph pamphlets designed by MASS and printed at the Cass

The Cass Megacrit was organised by the newly founded student society MASS and incorporated a half day series of crits, an exhibition and evening lecture with Levitt Bernstein. Organised and led by students, the day incorporated 26 students from four different schools of Architecture all looking at the topic of Housing by proposing new models for living, such as mixed-use, co-housing, high density urban blocks and visionary proposals for future rural settlements.

CASS Megacrit - Stephen Blunt

Image credit: Stephen Blunt

CASS Megacrit - Stephen Blunt

Image credit: Stephen Blunt

Schools:

Kingston // University of East London // CASS // University of Westminster

Guest Critics:

• Kate Macintosh

• Pollard Thomas Edwards

• Matthew Lloyd Architects

• Levitt Bernstein

• Richard Lavington

• GLA Regeneration Team

• Peabody Housing Association

University of Westminster - 15 April 2019

The last Megacrit of the 2019 season will be held at the University of Westminter. This event has been organised by the students at Westminster, who last year managed to seamlessly host an event featuring 40 different units and 14 guest critics.

 

After the event there will be a MegaPARTY to mull over and continue the day's ideas and discussions, whilst looking at the student work presented in a temporary exhibition.

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