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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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Brentford Lock West Phase 2 wins at the 2019 RIBA London Regional Awards Project Update

We are delighted to announce that Brentford Lock West Phase 2 has won a 2019 RIBA London Award.

Brentford Lock West Phase 2, consisting of the multi-award winning Block E and newly completed Block F, completed at the end of 2018. The scheme comprises 157 homes that take inspiration from their context and the warehouses that previously occupied the site to create a vibrant, diverse neighbourhood.

May 2019 Read more

Agar Grove wins The Mayor's Award for Good Growth Project Update

Agar Grove Estate– our scheme for the London Borough of Camden– has scooped the Mayor’s award for best new development at the London Planning Awards 2019  ceremony, which took place at the National Gallery (31 January 2018). As well as winning The Mayor’s Award for Good Growth the project also won  The Mayor’s Award for Sustainable and Environmental Planning. Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills, Jules Pipe, said:  “The Agar Grove Estate is a great example of how estate regeneration should be done: helping existing residents play an active role in shaping the future of their neighbourhood and ensuring the development works both for them and for future residents."  

January 2019 View Project
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Regent's Park Estate featured in NLA research report 'Public Housing: A London Renaissance' Research News

We are delighted to be featured in New London Architecture's research report 'Public Housing: A London Renaissance' with our Regent’s Park Estate scheme.

The research explores the resurgence taking place in the provision of new public housing and the report showcases exemplars of design quality, innovation in delivery and community engagement which are making a positive contribution to public housing delivery in London.

May 2019 Read more
180516 Riba Brentford Win

Brentford Lock West Block E wins at the RIBA London Regional Awards 2018 Project Update

Brentford Lock West Block E scheme has won a RIBA London Regional Award 2018. Drawing inspiration from the local environment, our ambition was to create a vibrant canal-side residential community. 

We designed pavilion buildings with distinct saw-tooth roof forms that enhance the skyline and bring light into the upper floors. Deep façades create versatile outdoor loggias and homes have landscaped courtyards that act as a threshold to the street. Our scheme forms part of the second phase of a three phase development project beside the Grand Union Canal, which has been awarded a Customer Satisfaction Gold Award. Read more about our project here.

May 2018 View all RIBA winners
190416 Housing Design Awards Shortlist

Regent's Park Infill Sites shortlisted for Housing Design Awards 2019 Project Update

We are delighted that Regent's Park Infill Sites has been shortlisted for the Housing Design Awards 2019 as part of a joint submission with Matthew Lloyd Architects, whom we collaborated with on the masterplan.

Winners will be announced at a ceremony held in July in London.

April 2019 Read more
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Regent's Park Infill Sites and Brentford Lock West Phase 2 shortlisted for RIBA London Regional Awards 2019 Project Update

We're delighted that both our Regent's Park Infill Sites and Brentford Lock West Phase 2 projects have been shortlisted for the RIBA London Regional Awards 2019.

Regent's Park Infill Sites creates new high quality homes for local residents displaced by the path of HS2; Brentford Lock West Phase 2 consists of two blocks delivered in phases and responds sensitively to the surrounding wharf architecture.

The shortlisted schemes, which were chosen from 200 entries, will be visited by a jury throughout March and April with the winners announced at an awards ceremony at the RIBA towards the end of May.

March 2019 Read more
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Mæ selected as a finalist for BD's Architect of the Year Awards 2019 Practice News

We're delighted to have once again been selected as a finalist in the Housing Architect of the Year category for BD's Architect of the Year Awards 2019.

We are proud to be part of a part of a strong line up of contenders for this award which recognises and celebrates all-round excellence in housing design.

Winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on the 1st May 2019.

March 2019 Read more about the award

Refurbish / Reinforce / Remodel Research News

Following the Government’s Estate Regeneration National Strategy initiative, we commissioned a film exploring three approaches to Estate Regeneration; Refurbish / Reinforce / Remodel.

This follows the Prime Minister's proposal back in January 2016 to extend life chances across Britain, with the goal to radically transform 100 estates across the country. 

In our short documentary, Alex Ely describes three avenues for transformation being developed by Mæ. 'Refurbish' looks at the reuse and renovation of existing stock, ‘Reinforce’ proposes infilling as a means to intensify and sustain a neighbourhood, and ‘Remodel’ offers a vision of how to positively regenerate failed estates. Each approach aims to improve the quantity and quality of housing on those estates, and to improve the life chances of those who live there.

November 2016 Watch on Vimeo
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The Presidium meeting of the State Council of the Russian Federation Practice News

On 11th February Alex was invited to speak at the Presidium meeting of the State Council of the Russian Federation on the issue of implementation of social housing. The meeting attended by government ministers of the Russian Federation, including the Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities, Vice-Premiers, the Russian governors and other official representatives took place in Kazan, the Republic of Tartastan.

February 2019 Read More

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