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B Corp® ‘Continued Improvement Plan’ workshop Practice News

We recently held our first B Corp® ‘Continued Improvement Plan’ workshop.

Since certifying in early 2024, our thoughts have been ‘what's next?’.

Taking inspiration from the proposed new B Corp® standards, our team gathered at Mæ’s Sands End Arts and Community Centre, and together we have outlined our future positive impact aspirations and objectives.

Over the next three years we will continue to embed high social and environmental standards in both our projects and throughout the practice. We will regularly publish Mæ’s impact statements, ensuring transparency and accountability.

We are delighted to see how many new B Corp® certified architectural practices there are now in the UK. We are already collaborating and supporting each other to make real change within the built environment industry, including delivering on the RIBA 2030 Challenge and Architects Declare climate pledges.

We hope to see many of our collaborators at the Louder Than Words B Corp festival in September.

July 2024
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Architects' Action for Affordable Housing Practice News

We are pleased to be a founder member of 'Architects' Action for Affordable Housing'

A good home is the foundation everyone should enjoy, a human right that too many are living without. As architects we recognise the role we can play in helping to improve housing through design, planning and advocacy. We have come together to demand that the next government do better. We are calling for positive change that will take a collective effort to achieve. Please join our campaign. Follow the link below.

May 2024 Read more
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4th Athens ESG Forum Practice News

Director Alex Ely has been invited to be a keynote speaker at the 4th Athens ESG Forum. The Athens ESG Forum is the most prestigious conference about ESG and sustainable development in Greece. The Forum will be addressing key issues concerning the entrepreneurial environment. In 2024, more companies will begin to take ESG seriously, not simply as an exercise in compliance and risk management, but as an opportunity to redesign their business models from the ground up.

June 2024 Read more
Mae Book News

Towards a Resilient Architecture Research News

Our new publication 'Towards a Resilient Architecture' is out now. Published by Quart the book is a rallying call to create more resilient cities, diverse neighbourhoods, responsible buildings, and high quality homes. The projects features work by Mæ from the last 21 years of practice.

December 2022 View Article
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Inside Housing Development Awards shortlist Project Update

Daventry House has been shortlisted in the 'Best Healthy Homes Development' category in the Inside Housing Development Awards and Harriet Hardy Extra Care has been shortlisted in the 'Best Supported Housing Development'.

The Inside Housing Development Awards offer an opportunity to celebrate the very best residential developments across the UK over the past year – and share learning more widely. The awards recognise the teams, schemes and solutions that have made a positive impact in these exceptional times.

June 2024 Read more
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RIBA London Awards 2024 Keynote Practice News

Mæ Director Alex Ely will be this year's keynote speaker at the RIBA London Awards. The event will celebrate the most sustainable, original and inclusive buildings enriching our communities in London. The London Awards will take place on Friday, 10th May, from 6.30pm until 11 pm at RIBA HQ, 66 Portland Place, W1B 1NR.

The evening will celebrate the 76 projects shortlisted for the regional awards and reveal the winners during the evening. The audience will consist of approximately 250 guests, including representatives of the 76 shortlisted practices, their guests, RIBA Awards Judges, RIBA London Group chairs, and other stakeholders.

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Footprint+ Practice News

We're pleased to be sponsoring FOOTPRINT+, the world's most advanced international conference for the decarbonisation of the built environment. Constantly breaking new ground, it has set a precedent in the UK's swiftly-advancing and ever more integrated property and technology sectors.

Our Director Alex Ely will be chairing a panel session 'Promoting the positives in timber-framed housing' on Wednesday 8th May. Further information can be found at Footprint+.

May 2024 Read more
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Press Cuttings Practice News

Our Director Alex Ely has been profiled in Building magazine and BD online. In an interview with Ben Flatman he explores the evolution and future of the practice, working at the scale of the city to the room. He reflects on his influences from education, from his time and the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment and on the role architects can have in civic society.

February 2024 Feature link
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Studio International interview Practice News

Founder Director Alex Ely has been interviewed for Studio International magazine.

Studio was first published in April 1893 under the title The Studio: An Illustrated Magazine of Fine and Applied Art. It rapidly established itself as one of the most successful fine art periodicals in the English-speaking world.

Among others, it featured the work of the illustrator Aubrey Beardsley and the architects Charles Rennie Mackintosh and CFA Voysey.

In the interview with Veronica Simpson, Alex explores the secret to making buildings that other architects admire and envy, but which are dedicated to the greater good.

April 2024 Read more