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    We relish complexity. With carefully crafted architecture, we turn challenging sites into buildings with a distinct identity.
  • urbanDesign
    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.
Practice News

Mae News

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Architect of the Year 2016 shortlisting Practice News

Mæ have been shortlisting for the BD Architect of the Year Awards 2016. For the third year running we are pleased to have been recognised for our work in Housing. Winners will be announced on the 9th March 2016

January 2016 Read more
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Mæ's new Associates Practice News

We are pleased to announce that Denise Heseltine has been appointed as Associate Director. Denise is practice manager responsible for our finances and HR. Nick Weston and Isabel da Silva have been appointed Associates. Isabel leads our sustainability team and Nick is responsible for ensuring the practice keeps up to date with built environment legislation.

January 2016
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Save the Cass Practice News

Mæ are proud to teach at the Sir John CASS Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design, a school now seriously under threat. In a show of support hundreds of students and staff from all CASS courses; undergraduates, postgraduates, artists, architects, designers, furniture makers, editors, ceramicists, graphic designers, film makers and photographers gathered in the windows of the Central House for a team photo to celebrate and uphold the great spirit of the faculty in all its glory. Without doubt one of London's great melting pots of creativity and entrepreneurship. 

December 2015 Read more
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Somerleyton Extra Care gains planning approval Project Update

Our project Somerleyton Road has been granted planning approval with a unanimous decision by the committee. The extra care scheme for Lambeth Council is part of a larger development to create local affordable housing and amenities with neighbouring buildings designed by Metropolitan Workshop and Haworth Tompkins. 

December 2015 View Project
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Mæ’s New Look Practice News

Welcome to our new website. Beautifully designed by StudioSmall our new branding and website has been developed to reflect our creative and research based approach to the built environment, whilst consolidating our different businesses under our collective name Mæ.

December 2015
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Golden Island Competition Practice News

The final round of judging has taken place for the Golden Island competition in Moscow. Alex Ely has been on the jury for this prestigious international competition to select an architect to design a mixed-use scheme opposite the Kremlin.

October 2015
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Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects Practice News

Alex Ely was installed as a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects. The WCCA is a modern Livery company. The Company promotes quality architecture in the City of London and the architectural profession globally; it supports education through awards and prizes as well as a range of charities related to the City.

October 2015
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Strand East gains planning approval Project Update

Our housing scheme in Stratford, London has been granted planning approval by the LLDC. Block R6 comprises 103 homes and is the first to be approved as part of wider regeneration project for client Vastint. The architecture is intended to build on the industrial character of the area and enhance its unique peninsula setting. We have already started work on another phase, which we will be submitting for planning in summer 2016.

December 2015 View Project
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Hillington Square wins RTPI East of England Award Project Update

Following on from our success at the AJ Retrofit Awards Hillington Square in King's Lynn has won the Royal Town Planning Institute’s East of England Award for planning excellence.

September 2015 View Project

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