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    Creativity-led. Community-led. Drawing on the DNA of the neighbourhood, we create welcoming places for people.
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    We design policy as well as buildings. Inspired by our founder’s work at CABE, our thinking advances best practice.
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    We relish complexity. With carefully crafted architecture, we turn challenging sites into buildings with a distinct identity.
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Mae News

180327 Knights Walk

Successful planning decision for Knight's Walk project in Lambeth Project Update

Mæ has received unanimous approval at planning committee for our work on Knight’s Walk. Our scheme has been developed through close working with the local community and will provide 84 high quality homes for existing and new residents. 

The project forms part of an ambitious Estate Regeneration programme being brought forward by Homes for Lambeth on behalf of Lambeth Council.  

March 2018 Read more here
180329 Mae Gla Panel

Mæ selected to be a part of TFL & GLA Architectural Design & Urbanism Panel, Lot 4 Project Update

We are excited to have been selected as 1 of 12 members on the Transport for London and GLA Architectural Design & Urbanism Panel, Lot 4 (Architecture - Housing and Mixed-use). The Lot 4 panel exists to support and advise London’s public sector on delivering high-quality housing-led development over the coming years. 

We are delighted to feature on this framework and look forward to building on our housing expertise, applying integrated thinking to deliver hybrid, flexible and transferable typologies, people-focused and inclusive mixed environments. If you know of any organisations exploring GLA opportunities, please get in touch: office@mae.co.uk

March 2018 Read more
180313 Aya Shortlisting

Mæ shortlisted at BD's Housing Architect of the Year Awards Practice News

We're delighted to once again be featured on BD's Housing Architect of the Year shortlist which recognises and celebrates all-round excellence in housing design. 

At Mæ, we've dedicated ourselves to designing high quality homes that enrich lives. We believe that these determined efforts lead to more inspirational homes and neighbourhoods. Winners will be announced at a ceremony on the 18th of April 2018.

March 2018 Read more on the Awards
180329 Brentford Lock West Riba London Award

Brentford Lock West Block E shortlisted for a RIBA London Award 2018 Project Update

We are delighted to announce that our Brentford Lock West Block E scheme has been shortlisted for a RIBA London Award 2018

As part of the second phase of a three-phase regeneration on Grand Union Canal, our completed Block E scheme provides 42 high quality dual aspect homes within pavilion buildings, complementing the neighbouring wharf architecture and exploring ideas of spatial generosity and robust durable urban form.

All shortlisted buildings will now be assessed by a regional jury with the winning buildings announced at an awards ceremony on Tuesday 15 May.

March 2018 View all shortlisted schemes
180216 Londonon Bridge

Londonon: rolling research and residency programme Research News

On 16th February, the collective of participants of the Londonon research programme (Carl Turner Architects, Coffey Architects, Duggan Morris Architects, Gort Scott, Haptic Architects, and ) assembled at the mid-point of Waterloo Bridge to celebrate the launch of the inaugural European workshop to harness the collective knowledge of those practices involved.  

Londonon was formed to ask questions of how we can reach out and look beyond our small island. Londonon is a self-funded research and residency programme in cities around the world, starting in Europe. We are pooling resources to question, collaborate, make and experience, to broaden our minds, expand our reach and widen our worldview. Each Londonon practice nominates a researcher in the field, for each week long study period as we travel the globe.

The inaugural international research trip to El Ejido, led by Coffey Architects, is focussed on how light and climate shape how we make and inhabit cities. It is hoped through this approach, we are able to reveal the qualitative aspects of EL Ejido with a specific analysis of how the climate and light have defined this area as it is today. In demystifying intensification in El Ejido, Londonon can overlay relevant conditions onto London to better understand our current issues and constraints.

March 2018 Read more about the research programme here
Michael Phipps Eoin Murphy Mae Architects

Celebrating newly-qualified Architects at Mæ Practice News

We're proud to announce that Michael Phipps and Eoin Murphy have succesfully achieved their Part III qualifications from London Metropolitan University and have now started the ARB process to becoming newly-qualified to practice as Architects at Mæ. A massive well done to both. 

February 2018
180213 Mipim

Alex takes part in 1500km Cycle to MIPIM 2018 Practice News

2017 saw our Principal Alex Ely depart on his first-ever MIPIM charity cycle. He has made the same commitment this year, signing up to raise even more for charity.

A big thank you to those who have already sponsored Alex including Online Reprographics, Modular Clay, Graphisoft, Techrete, 4D, ISG and Planit IE. You can spot their logos on Alex's cycle jersey during the ride which will take place from 8th - 13th March.

February 2018 Help raise funds for Coram
170712 Mayors Design Advocate

Alex Ely enlisted by Mayor of London as one of 50 Design Advocates for Good Growth Programme Practice News

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched his Good Growth by Design programme to enhance the design of buildings and neighbourhoods for all Londoners. In his first major intervention on this topic, the Mayor is calling on London’s architectural, design and built environment professions to help realise his vision of London as a city that is socially and economically inclusive as well as environmentally sustainable.

To support the Mayor’s ambitions and ensure development across London is high-quality, 50 Design Advocates will work with City Hall and councils on the programme including Alex Ely, principal at Mæ. The Mayor’s Design Advocates will provide expertise and guidance to the programme and related Mayoral policies, helping the Mayor and his agencies to set an example, by ensuring the highest standards in projects commissioned by the GLA Group.


July 2017 Read A City for all Londoners which sets out the Mayor’s vision for Good Growth

Refurbish / Reinforce / Remodel Research News

Following the Government’s Estate Regeneration National Strategy initiative, we commissioned a film exploring three approaches to Estate Regeneration; Refurbish / Reinforce / Remodel.

This follows the Prime Minister's proposal back in January 2016 to extend life chances across Britain, with the goal to radically transform 100 estates across the country. 

In our short documentary, Alex Ely describes three avenues for transformation being developed by Mæ. 'Refurbish' looks at the reuse and renovation of existing stock, ‘Reinforce’ proposes infilling as a means to intensify and sustain a neighbourhood, and ‘Remodel’ offers a vision of how to positively regenerate failed estates. Each approach aims to improve the quantity and quality of housing on those estates, and to improve the life chances of those who live there.

November 2016 Watch on Vimeo

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