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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 manage complexity. With carefully crafted architecture, we turn challenging sites into buildings with a distinct identity.

Mae News

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Architect's Journal Student Prize 2019 Practice News

Congratulations to our architectural assistants Tatiana Light and Alice Hardy following their success in this year's Architect's Journal Student Prize.

Alice was nominated for the post-graduate prize, while Tatiana won the student undergraduate category with a project that the judges described as ‘a well-judged and beautifully put together set of pages that are very convincing, as well as being a mature piece of work with good clarity in architectural design.’ They added that ‘the project had its own identity while responding to its context and broader history'.

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Londonon takes part in the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019 Research News

For the past few weeks the Londonon team have been busy researching, writing, and assembling 'Regrowth Degustation', a publication which forms our collective contribution to the 2019 Oslo Architecture Triennial.

Londonon is a collaborative rolling research programme comprising 6 London-based architecture practices - Coffey Architects, Gort Scott, Haptic, Mæ, Morris and Company and Turner Works.

The theme of this year's triennale is degrowth: a philosophical, economic and political movement offering and encouraging different ways of thinking and the exploration of alternative strategies of economy than those dependent on consumerism and capitalism.

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Regent's Park Infill Sites shortlisted for the Inside Housing Development Awards Project Update

We are pleased to announce that Regent's Park Infill Sites has been shortlisted for the Inside Housing Development Awards in the 'Best Regeneration Project' category.

This category recognises a completed regeneration project that has turned a place around and created more homes and opportunities to meet housing need, making a difference to employment, health and education.

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in London in November.

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Global Climate Strikes Practice News

We are engaging in the Global Climate Strikes action on Friday 20th September.

We will be attending the procession in central London and hosting a day of debate and workshops around sustainability in housing design.

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John Morden Centre Project Update

The John Morden Centre is under construction and is progressing nicely. We are using cross laminated timber, a sustainable building material which also creates an extremely solid support structure for the project.

David Rutherford-Jones, Chairman of Morden College said "the structure is amazing, beyond what my personal high expectations of this building are. Spacious, quirky. It will when finished be simply fabulous. The opportunity the John Morden Centre affords the Charity, and our beneficiaries, are phenomenal. We are limited in this only by our own imagination, energy and determination to succeed."

September 2019
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Brentford Lock West shortlisted for the Architects' Journal Architecture Awards Project Update

We're delighted that Brentford Lock West has been shortlisted for AJ Architecture Awards in the Housing Project category.

In addition to stand-out design, the judges will consider each project in detail – such as how it has met or exceeded the brief, how it has promoted client or community engagement, and how it has excelled in the use of space or sense of place.

The winners will be revealed at an exclusive gala dinner.

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Mæ selected as a finalist for the Derbent Masterplan international competition Practice News

We are excited to have been shortlisted following an international competition for the development of a masterplan and concept for Derbent Urban District, Republic of Dagestan (Russian Federation).

Derbent is the centre of a region of the same name and is one of the oldest towns in the Russian Federation, situated on the western shore of the Caspian Sea. In 2003, the historic centre of Derbent was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

'An important factor [in the masterplan design and subsequent development] will be working with the community, a significant and necessary aspect of our work. We should not simply approach the people with a design already prepared and present it to them [...] We will communicate with the residents of Derbent, explain every step and agree it with the people.' Nezir Guseynov, Chairman of the Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning of the Republic of Dagestan (Russian Federation).

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Sands End Arts and Community Centre Project Update

Sands End Arts and Community Centre is progressing at pace with the cross laminated timber structure well under way towards completion. The scheme will provide spaces for art exhibitions and community events with an ancillary café and children’s day nursery. Modern and sustainable methods of construction are being used throughout the project including an innovative new recycled brick made from waste.

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Alex Ely contributes to RIBA publication 'Defining Contemporary Professionalism: For Architects in Practice and Education' edited by Alan Jones and Rob Hyde Research News

Alex Ely has contributed to the RIBA publication 'Defining Contemporary Professionalism: For Architects in Practice and Education' edited by Alan Jones and Rob Hyde.

The essay looks at the importance of team work within creative processes and the architectural profession.

'We are taught [as architecture students], possibly inappropriately, that architecture is a solitary pursuit...However, the complexity of the challenges we face today are, I believe, best solved through an open and collaborative creative process.'

The publication is available to purchase from RIBA bookshops.

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