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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.
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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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    We design policy as well as buildings. Inspired by our founder’s work at CABE, our thinking advances best practice.

Mae News

Mæ's MyTerrace work featured on BBC Artsnight Practice News

Mæ's interactive model has been featured on BBC Artsnight where V&A's architecture curator Kieran Long visits the At Home in Britain exhibition at the RIBA Architecture gallery. Here, he explores the future of the home, notably the terrace house, with Alex Ely, Principal at Mæ. 

June 2016 Missed out? Watch full episode on BBC Store
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Unit 5 Summer Exhibition Research News

The work of Mæ's Unit 5 will be on display at the Cass School of Architecture summer show from Friday 24th June to Saturday 2nd July at Central House, 59-63 Whitechapel High Street, London, E1 7PF. Our Diploma students have been exploring ideas on the subject a Place of Type, designing new solutions for high density living in Kentish Town (image © Hannah Cordell).

June 2016 View Article

Equal by Design Research News

Equal By Design by Peg Rawes and Beth Lord is a documentary film about equality, wellbeing and the UK housing crisis featuring Mæ’s Alex Ely. The film shows how seventeenth-century Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza’s theories of wellbeing and equality can be used to analyse housing and income inequalities, and how his ideas relate to post-war and current social housing design.

June 2016 Watch on Vimeo
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At Home in Britain: Designing for the House of Tomorrow Practice News

Mæ is one of six architects taking part in the RIBA Exhibition ‘At Home in Britain: Designing for the House of Tomorrow’ on until the 29th August at the RIBA. Alex Ely will be taking part in a tour of the exhibition from 7pm on Tuesday 12th of July at the Architecture Gallery at 66 Portland Place, taking a closer look at Mæ's MyTerrace design. Tickets can be purchased here

May 2016 Read more
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Four projects shortlisted for Housing Design Awards 2016 Practice News

Four schemes by Mæ have been shortlisted for Housing Design Awards 2016. Somerleyton Road extra care housing in Brixton for the London Borough of Lambeth, Grenadier House retirement housing in Westminster for Pegasus Life, Aylesbury Estate extra care housing in Southwark for Notting Hill Housing and Strand East housing scheme in Stratford for Vastint have all been recognised for their design excellence. Winners will be announced at an evening ceremony led by the Housing and Planning Minister in London on 11th July.

May 2016 Housing Design Awards
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Green Sky Thinking– Hellbeing or Wellbeing; living with density Practice News

How can good place-making and quality of life be compatible with high densities? Mæ will be hosting a debate on the issue of living at high density on Wednesday 27th at 18.00 as part of GreenSky thinking week. Venue: U+I, 7a Howick Place, London, SW1P 1DZ

April 2016 Read more

Brentford Lock commences on site Project Update

Building works for Phase 2 of Brentford Lock West have commenced on site. Our scheme for Waterside Places comprises 157 dwellings and forms part of the wider regeneration of a former industrial riverfront site just off Brentford High Street. Completion will be spring 2018

April 2016 View Project
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Grahame Park appointment Project Update

Mæ have been competitively selected to act as lead architect on the Grahame Park Regeneration in the London Borough of Barnet for Genesis Housing. The scheme is a multi-phase housing led regeneration with the primary objective of transforming the poorly laid out and maintained housing estate into a popular and successful residential neighbourhood, with new community and commercial facilities, and re-housing of existing secure tenants, leaseholders and freeholders. The £200 million scheme will deliver around 850 homes as part of a wider 2490 unit development that has been masterplanned by Mæ. (image: London Metropolitan Archives)

April 2016
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Grenadier House commences on site Project Update

Demolition works have begun in connection with site preparation for Grenadier House, our retirement home for Pegasus Life. The scheme in the heart of historic Westminster, close to Vincent Square, will provide 36 assisted living flats together with communal kitchen-café, wellness centre/spa and guest accommodation. It is due for completion in Spring 2018

March 2016 View Project

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