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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
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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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Architects' Action for Affordable Housing Practice News

We are pleased to be a founding supporter 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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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
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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.

May 2024 Read more
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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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Housing Design Awards shortlist for Harriet Hardy extra care Project Update

Harriet Hardy extra care house, designed for Southwark Council, has been shortlisted for a Housing Design Award 2024.

The Housing Design Award are the only awards that join the major built environment professions – RICS, RIBA and RTPI – with DLUHC, GLA, Homes England and major stakeholders, such as NHBC, in finding the best new places to live.

The Awards were launched by Nye Bevan in 1948, in the same sitting of Parliament as the NHS, to identify the best ideas among councils’ post-war rebuild. The awards were subsequently opened up to market sale homes in 1960 by Harold Macmillan.

April 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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John Morden Centre wins RIBA Stirling Prize 2023 Project Update

The John Morden Centre by Mæ has been named winner of the RIBA Stirling Prize 2023, awarded to the UK's best new building.

Ellen van Loon, Chair of the RIBA Stirling Prize jury, says:

“The John Morden Centre is a place of joy and inspiration. It sensitively and seamlessly integrates medical facilities and social spaces, delivering a bold and hopeful model for the design of health and care centres for the elderly. Dedication to creating an environment that lifts the spirits and fosters community is evident at every turn and in every detail.

This robust building provides comfort and warmth, with thoughtful features designed to prevent isolation. It illustrates how buildings can themselves be therapeutic – supporting care and instilling a sense of belonging. Great architecture orients people so they can thrive, and this building is exemplary at achieving exactly that.”

October 2023 View Project