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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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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
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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
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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
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Mæ submits 1000 home scheme for planning Project Update

We have submitted for planning our Grahame Park regeneration scheme. Grahame Park is the largest housing estate in Barnet, north-west London. Mæ is acting as masterplanner and lead architects on its regeneration.

Having worked closely with the local authority, the residents and the housing association, our plans for the latest phase of the regeneration will comprise 1,083 homes of mixed-tenure as well as a library, an Anglican Church, community hub, health centre, children’s centre and local retail and commercial units.  

Planning marks the culmination of five years of work, having started with a commission to review a stalled project. We are pleased to have been able to develop a new vision for the estate, subsequently working to progress the project to planning – building on our ideas of a ‘place of type'.

July 2017 View Project
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Croydon Smaller Sites Programme wins New London Award Project Update

2017’s New London Award Winners have been announced and we are thrilled that Brick by Brick have won on the Housing category with their Croydon Smaller Sites Programme which features schemes from ourselves as well as our architect collaborators; HTA Design, Pitman Tozer, Stitch, vPPR, Mikhail Riches and Coffey Architects.

An outstanding effort by all, we are delighted to have been announced as Winners alongside such a great team.

July 2017 Read more
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The Estate of Today and Tomorrow Pamphlet Research News

2017’s London Festival of Architecture (LFA) highlights included the guided walking tour that we organised investigating the Estate of Today and Tomorrow. 

During the tour, we reflected on the historical evolution of large housing schemes and the current work on estates and estate regeneration. To frame our research, we created a pamphlet that provides a graphic overview of two existing estates and our current work, drawing up a comparison around themes such as the built form, density, history and policy.

June 2017 Download our LFA 2017 Pamphlet here
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The Cost of everything and the Value of Nothing Research News

At Green Sky Thinking Week 2017, Mæ organised an event titled The Cost of everything and the Value of nothing and invited a multi-disciplinary panel to debate and discuss where value could be found in designing for communities in a changing society. 

June 2017 View Article
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Four Mæ projects shortlisted for the New London Awards 2017 Project Update

Four schemes by Mæ have been shortlisted for New London Awards 2017. Our 2,161 home Grahame Park Estate Regeneration scheme in Colindale for Genesis Housing and London Borough of Barnet has been shortlisted in the Masterplans & Area Strategies category. Grenadier House retirement housing in Westminster for PegasusLife and The John Morden Centre a day care in Blackheath for Morden College have both been shortlisted in the Wellbeing category. Whilst two of our Croydon schemes have been recognised in the Housing shortlist as part of the Croydon Smaller sites joint submission by Brick by Brick. Winners and commended schemes will be announced at the annual NLA Lunch on the 5th of July.

June 2017 Vote for our schemes on NLA's website
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The Estate of Today and Tomorrow - London Festival of Architecture Practice News

“London’s built memories are never far from its present” – We're organising a guided walking tour on the 15th of June through two successful and well-known historical estates; the Boundary Estate and the Golden Lane Estate, as part of the London Festival of Architecture 2017. Both estates were built in times of change and at decisive points in the history of UK housing. With the current housing crisis, we find ourselves once again at a pivotal moment in which the estate, both new and existing, is placed under a magnifying glass. Our walk will end at a local venue for a short debate on the historical evolution and current work on estates and estate regeneration. 

May 2017

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