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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.

Mae News

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Green Sky Thinking 2017 - The cost of everything & the value of nothing Practice News

Where can value be found in estate regeneration and designing for communities in a changing society? We will be hosting a talk on this topic with a multidisciplinary panel as part of Open City's GreenSky thinking programme on May 17th 2017. Our event will be chaired by our principal Alex Ely and will present academic research, describe real life considerations and propose practical solutions.

April 2017 Register for our event here
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Strand East Plot R2 granted planning consent Project Update

Our Strand East Plot R2 scheme has received unanimous approval at planning committee. It is our second development on the 26-acre neighbourhood in Stratford, East London. The scheme takes advantage of its river setting and prospect towards Lee Valley park and comprises 211 dwellings arranged around two communal gardens and a publicly accessible court. 

March 2017 View Project
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Greenford Green Primary school granted planning consent Project Update

Our design for a primary school at Greenford Green for developer Greystar has received planning consent. The school forms part of a large 1,965 home ‘Build to Rent’ scheme which will revitalise 8.64 hectares of derelict former industrial land adjacent to the historic Grand Union Canal in South Ealing. The masterplan, designed by HTA, includes housing alongside local retail and leisure facilities. The 2-form primary school provides valuable social and community infrastructure for the development.

March 2017
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Alex Ely rides to MIPIM Cannes for charity Practice News

Mæ principal, Alex Ely has taken part in the charity cycle to MIPIM Cannes, a 6-day 1500km cycling event that set off on the 9th of March 2017. The ride is organised by Club Peloton with its main grant recipient being the children’s charity Coram. The event raised an impressive £522,000 for the charity. For more information about the event view the video: here

March 2017
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Oliver Bulleid at Explore Offsite, Ecobuild Conference Practice News

Our associate director, Oliver Bulleid will be speaking at the Explore Offsite section of the Ecobuild conference taking place on the 8th of March 2017. He will be discussing our custom build project MyHouse and its timber frame system.  

February 2017 Read more
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Stag Lane granted planning consent Project Update

Our scheme for Stag Lane, located in the Putney Vale Estate, has received planning approval from Wandsworth Council. The building provides two distinct types of housing, 11 homes for general needs and 10 homes for adults with physical and learning difficulties. Building on our work in the Health & Care sector, the four-story block will be arranged around two circulation cores and will have a staff room and office, communal living spaces and access to a shared resident courtyard.

January 2017
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Kingsdown Avenue Appointment Project Update

Mæ, alongside a selected group of architects, have been appointed to deliver a provision of houses on infill sites across Croydon as part of the £270 million Smaller Site Programme by Croydon Council's private development company, Brick by Brick. Mæ have made a proposal for a new estate masterplan at Kingsdown Avenue, pictured, comprising 34 dwellings that create a frontage to Montpelier road on the sloped site.

November 2016
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Mæ Studio, photographed by Marc Goodwin, featured on ArchDaily and Dezeen Practice News

Marc Goodwin, photographer at Archmospheres, has shot London-based architecture offices in a global photographic series giving insight into where architects work. 

Our studio, based in a shared office building in Clerkenwell, is featured as part of the London series and has been published on ArchDaily and on Dezeen. Digital images of our projects pictured here, courtesy of Forbes Massie.

November 2016

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