The Design Think Tank is the London School of Architecture’s most innovative module generating creative design propositions informed by rigorous research to address built environment issues in London.
Think Tanks are conducted by collaborative teams of students in First Year, LSA tutors, and leading figures in architectural practice. Together, they explore subjects rooted in contemporary practice and the future of the city proposed by our Practice Network.
Each Think Tank produces a comprehensive research focused report leading to innovative design propositions at a range of scales covering policy, strategy, neighbourhoods and buildings. The outputs of Design Think Tanks are disseminated to political leaders, administrators and business leaders in London and beyond. 2022-23 First Year students delivered the report with a set of competition-style design boards with edited pamphlets to address a range of audiences and stakeholders.
- Retrofit as Reparation
Led by Dis-Collective, Carly Dickson, and Arup Inclusive Spaces team
- Resilient Neighbourhoods
Led by Buckley Grey Yeoman and Architects Climate Action Network (ACAN)
- Never Never Land
Led by Studio PDP
- Neighbourhood Construction Hub
Led by Material Cultures and Built Environment Trust
- Mindful City
Led by Penoyre & Prasad and Ash Sakula
- Material Change
Led by Orms
- LSA as Civic Agency
Led by DSDHA and Alicia Pivaro
- Homemaking Revolution
Led by Allies and Morrison
- Hackney Sitopia
Led by Studio Egret West and Architecture & Food