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Mæ welcomes a new Director Practice News

Mæ are pleased to announce a new starter amongst the team; Tom Jarman, commencing his role as our newest Director.

Tom has a wealth of experience in a whole host of sectors such as masterplanning, commercial, residential, education, arts and culture and is a welcome addition to our team here in Southwark.

He will be responsible for several ongoing projects within the practice and will be an active contributor to the creative and technical leadership of projects across the Mæ portfolio.

August 2022

Sands End Arts & Community Centre shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize 2022 Project Update

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has revealed the six buildings in the running for the 2022 RIBA Stirling Prize, as announced late July.

Amongst the shortlist sits Mæ Architect's Sands End Arts & Community scheme in Fulham, London. The development and design consists a single-storey building comprising bright, airy and flexible activity spaces and a community café around a disused lodge.

The jury have commended the Mæ team for their "confidence and inventiveness, delivering a highly sustainable, delightful and flexible asset for the client".

The overall winner of the RIBA Stirling Award will be announced in October 2022.

July 2022 See the six shortlisted projects

Knight's Walk wins CN Awards Practice News

Knight's Walk, Mæ's housing scheme in Lambeth is announced as winner of the Construction News Awards 2022, winning the Residential Construction Excellence category.

Judges look for evidence of successful strategy, high-quality schemes and a commitment to local planning, innovation and sustainability.

A great achievement for all involved.

July 2022
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Mæ selected as finalist for BD's Architect of the Year Award for Public & Social Housing 2022 Practice News

Organised and hosted by Building Design, the BD Architect of the Year awards annually recognise architectural practices that have made the most significant contribution to British Architecture over the past year.

Mæ have been selected as Finalist for the Public & Social Housing category, projects submitted include affordable housing across London such as Kentmere in Regents Park, Agar Grove in Camden, White City in Hammersmith & Fulham and Knight's Walk in Lambeth.

Winners will be announced across the 15 categories on the evening awards ceremony scheduled for October 2022.

July 2022 See the full shortlist
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Architecture Today - Rethinking Resi webinar Research News

A one-day webinar hosted by Architecture Today, featured Alex Ely, Director and Founder at Mæ in June. Rethinking Resi, an online forum focused on discussing the challenges and opportunities for increasing housing supply, whilst delivering better housing and places where people strive to live.

Alex led the discussion alongside the panel, exploring the challenge of delivering healthy, sustainable housing in the current climate, with a keen on eye on the future climate.

Fellow collaborators and speakers included Hawkins/Brown, Proctor & Matthews Architects, SIG, Arup Architecture and PDP London as well as many more from talented teams and schemes.

July 2022 Find out more
Research Think Tank

Think Tank 021 - A collaborative webinar from Kjellander Sjöberg featuring Mæ Research News

How do we establish a sense of community and belonging in the urban context...?
Hosted by Kjellander Sjöberg, an online webinar in June discussed proximity through nearness, scale and community.

The event was a huge success with architects from across the world, joining the conversion and investigating proximity on different scales such as district, urban park, neighbourhood, institution, block, workplace and home, bringing examples from Sweden and the UK.

Panel guests consisted of Finn Williams, the City Architect of Malmö, and outstanding Swedish and UK architecture practices: Mae Architects, MARELD, IF_DO, Mole Architects, We Made That and Fisher Cheng.

July 2022 Find out more
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Agar Grove 1b shortlisted for the Inside Housing Development Awards 2022 Project Update

Great news for Mæ as the shortlist is announced for the Inside Housing Development Awards 2022.

Completed in 2021, Agar Grove 1b has been designed and delivered to Passivhaus standards, substantially reducing energy use and bills for existing and future residents of the borough.

The new blocks in Camden are inspired by London’s traditional buildings and streetscapes, whilst accommodating family-friendly maisonettes, split-level apartments and communal playgrounds.

June 2022 View the full shortlist

Work begins on the new Hartley Centre site in East Ham Project Update

Work has begun on site at The Hartley Centre - a 1,650 sqm community health centre with living accommodation above for elderly residents in Newham.

Working alongside a great team, the 75 ‘later living’ homes for the over-55s in two new blocks in East Ham comprise 55 one-bedroom and 20 two-bedroom flats, exclusively for people over 55.

Improvements to the public realm will also be started, including additional planting along Barking Road and Hartley Avenue, pavement widening along Hartley Avenue, as well as new cycle parking and benches off Barking Road.

July 2022
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Agar Grove Phase 1 wins Camden Design Awards 2022 Project Update

A great result for Mæ alongside Hawkins\Brown, as Phase 1 of Agar Grove Estate wins the Camden Design Awards 2022, as announced at the Awards ceremony hosted by Camden Council in June.

The awards celebrate and reward the excellent design that is being delivered in projects across all sectors of the built environment in the Camden borough and it's a delight for the scheme to be crowned winner for this year's awards.

June 2022