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  • Urban Design Mae Architects
    Creativity-led. Community-led. Drawing on the DNA of the neighbourhood, we create welcoming places for people.
  • Architecture1
    We relish complexity. With carefully crafted architecture, we turn challenging sites into buildings with a distinct identity.
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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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Mae News

171013 Newly Qualified Architects

Mæ's newly qualified Architects Practice News

We are pleased to announce that Lydia Johnson and Marina Polycarpou have succesfully achieved their Part III qualifications from University of Westminster, London and have now started the ARB process to becoming newly qualified to practice as Architects at Mæ.  

October 2017
170919 Archiboo Award Win2017

Mæ wins Best use of Social Media at Archiboo Web Awards Practice News

We're delighted to have won the award for the Best use of Social Media in Architecture at the Archiboo 2017 Web Awards. The Awards seek to celebrate companies using the online space to communicate great architecture in interesting and accessible ways. Mæ's win was announced at a ceremony held at the recently opened White Collar Factory. 

Follow us on our social channels here: InstagramTwitterPinterest or LinkedIn

September 2017
170911 Ajarch Awards

Grahame Park shortlisted for AJ Architecture Masterplan of the Year Award Project Update

Mæ's Grahame Park Estate Regeneration masterplan has once again been shortlisted for an award of excellence. This time, we are proud to be finalists for an AJ Architecture Masterplan of the Year Award. In its inaugural year the awards hosted by The Architects' Journal will highlight the very best projects across a range of key categories – from community schemes and cultural projects to tall buildings and workplace designs.

Results will be announced in a ceremony on the 7th of December.

September 2017 View Project

The Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition Video Project Update

We were invited by Malcolm Reading Consultants, the competition organisers, to expand on our shortlisted first stage proposals through video.

In our video, made in collaboration with One Works, AKT II, Planit-IE, Tyrens and Max Fordham, we describe our proposal of a new type of place – Urcadia – an ecologically rich urban settlement that takes the form of a ‘New Living Campus’. We propose integrating placemaking and infrastructure to create the UK’s leading growth network. 

The public is invited to comment on the shortlisted teams’ strategies by emailing the competition organisers here.

October 2017 Read more about our submission here
170904 Mae Oxford To Cambridge Connection Ideas Competition

Mæ on shortlist for Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition Project Update

Big ideas for a big subject, we're pleased to be shortlisted for the Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition – integrating placemaking with infrastructure in one of the UK's leading growth regions with One Works, AKT II and Planit-IE

September 2017 Find out more about the competition here
170808 Ihd Awards 2017

Mæ's Grahame Park scheme Finalist for an Inside Housing Development Award Project Update

We're excited that our 1,083-home Grahame Park scheme has been shortlisted for an Inside Housing Development Award in the Best Affordable Development category. Brick by Brick's Croydon Smaller Sites programme, a collaborative programme which we are involved in alongside other practices, has also been shortlisted in 4 categories.

Winners will be announced at a ceremony in November.

August 2017 View Project
170807 Archiboo Web Awards

Refurbish / Reinforce / Remodel shortlisted for Best use of Video at Archiboo Web Awards Practice News

Our film on Estate Regeneration has been shortlisted for an Archiboo Web Award. The awards seek to celebrate companies and individuals using the online space to communicate great architecture in interesting and accessible ways. 

Following the Government’s Estate Regeneration National Strategy launch, we commissioned this film which explores the three avenues for transformation that we are developing. Our aim was polemical, critiquing the Government’s policies by using our practice’s housing exemplars to inform housing debate and initiate positive change.

As well as our shortlisting in the category for Best use of Video, we have also been shortlisted in the Best use of Social Media category. For updates follow us on our channels: Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest or LinkedIn

August 2017 Watch the full film here
161223 Mae Architects Hillington Square Courtyard View

Mæ projects featured in the Government's Estate Regeneration National Strategy Project Update

The Government's Estate Regeneration National Strategy aims to support local partners to improve and accelerate estate regeneration schemes to deliver more and better quality housing, drive local growth and improve outcomes for residents. Our Hillington Square scheme in King's Lynn and Agar Grove scheme in collaboration with Hawkins\Brown have both been featured as examples of good practice in the case-studies report. Read more in the official report here

December 2016

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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