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Housing Design Awards shortlist for Daventry House Project Update

Daventry House, designed for Westminster City 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.

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Alex Ely to join Architect of the Year Awards judging panel Practice News

We are proud to announce that our Director Alex Ely is a judge for this year's Architect of the Year Awards. The Awards cover a wide range of categories including Education, Industry, Conservation, Office,Housing, Public Buildings, Retail and Leisure and many more. Deadline for entries is 17th May 2024 and the winners will be announced on Wednesday 16th October.

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Shropshire Society of Architects Spring 2024 Lectures Practice News

Director Alex Ely will be taking part in the Shropshire Society of Architects Spring 2024 Lectures, a series that includes Jamie Fobert, Alison Brooks Architects and Ström Architects. He will be talking about the practice's work including our Stirling Prize winning John Morden Centre. The talk, on 24th April, will be hosted at the Hive, 5 Belmont, Shrewsbury, SY1 1TE at 6.30pm. For further information email sue.jones@bchnarchitects.co.uk

March 2024
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B = Benefit for all Practice News

We are proud to have recently become a Certified B Corporation®. Being part of a global community of businesses that meet high standards of social and environmental impact aligns with Mæ’s current principles and future objectives.

As a B Corp® company, we pledge to be industry leaders, creating sustainable, resilient buildings and places. This certification provides us with a framework for our continued improvement as a business.

Working with like-minded clients and collaborators, our socially conscious team of architects will imbed environmental and social standards into every project. We will engage with people who live and use our buildings from conception through to post occupancy, ensuring a local, community led approach to our architecture and placemaking.

Mæ’s leaders will continue to ensure that we put purpose before profits, and that our company governance considers all our stakeholders – our communities, our clients, and our Mæ team. We will take care of our people, focusing on wellbeing, career development and delivering projects that improve all our lives every single day. We will continue to work closely with residents in our communities, through our social value programmes, and our support of industry diversity initiatives.

Throughout our journey to become a B Corp® company, we have drawn on the support and knowledge from others. We will support and encourage other companies in our industry and play our part in the B Global Network’s® goal that all businesses become a force for good.

We will always work to benefit all. We will always work to be better.

February 2024
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Phoenix Lewes Project Update

The Phoenix neighbourhood received planning permission this week at County Hall in Lewes. The project aims to promote sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles. It is a game changer, tackling the climate crisis head on with flood alleviation, low and zero carbon construction, retrofit, regenerative solutions, low traffic neighbourhood, a rich mix of uses, sustainable place making and designed through a truly inclusive approach to design. We are proud to have contributed to Human Nature's vision and look forward to taking the project forward.

February 2024 Phoenix Lewes website
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Office Talk UK podcast Practice News

Office Talk UK is a fortnightly podcast hosted by Dave Sharp. A spin off of his highly successful Office Talk Australia series; the podcast is a great excuse for him to have conversations with leading UK architects about their approach to business, marketing, communications and brand strategy. In this episode he is joined by our founding director Alex Ely.

February 2024 Podcast link
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Housing LIN Festival of Ideas Practice News

Director Alex Ely will be taking part in the Housing Learning Information Network's Festival of Ideas on 'Creating Vibrant Later Living Homes and Communities' on Thursday 27th February. Chaired by Jeremy Porteus, CEO of Housing LIN, this session delves into developments geared towards providing a lifelong home and fostering a thriving community for residents. The virtual festival takes place over three days starting Monday 26th February. The Housing Learning and Improvement Network (LIN) is a sophisticated network bringing together housing, health and social care professionals in England, Wales, and Scotland to exemplify innovative housing solutions for an ageing population.

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Conversations on Architecture, Art, Culture, Nature, Communities, Creativity and Health Practice News

Director Alex Ely will be taking part in the seminar series “Conversations on architecture, art, culture, nature, communities, creativity and health” hosted by the University of Huddersfield on Wednesday 21st February at 4.00pm. The seminar is part of a bigger event/showcase entitled Cultures of Creative Health.

February 2024
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Bath Preservation Trust presents: The Resilient City Practice News

Director Alex Ely will be speaking at the Bath Preservation Trust's ‘The Resilient City’ lecture series. The talks will explore sustainable development with a focus on socially and environmentally responsible regenerative design, landscapes and architecture, and how places and placemaking can enrich society and elevate environments for the wellbeing of people. The series includes talks by Dan Pearson Landscape Architect and David Mikhail, Riches Mikhail Architects. Date and venue: Wednesday 7th February 5.30-8pm Museum of Bath Architecture BA1 5NA

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