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John Morden Centre completes Project Update

John Morden Centre is now complete. The scheme creates a day care centre for residents of Morden College, bringing together facilities currently spread across the college site into an innovative, characterful new building designed to tackle social isolation among older residents by providing spaces to interact.

"John Morden Centre will sit at the heart of the college, a hub of life and activity. A place that not only inspires our residents to spend time in, because time spent in John Morden Centre will enable them to feel good about themselves and about life; but also a place that inspires our staff, to care even more." David Rutherford-Jones CEO Morden College

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Chimes shortlisted for a Housing Design Award Project Update

Chimes, our later living project with PegasusLife has been shortlisted for the Housing Design Awards 2021.

The Housing Design Awards are the only awards promoted by all 5 major professional institutions – RICS, RIBA, RTPI, Landscape Institute and Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists.

Winning projects will be announced at a ceremony towards the end of the year.

March 2021 Read more
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Equality, diversity and inclusion initiatives Practice News

Mæ are committed to supporting a number of initiatives responding to equality, diversity and inclusion in architecture.

Re_Set_Go is a programme designed to make space for excluded voices and pilot ways to build more progressive and representative architectural communities. Employer partners are formed from the London Practice Forum, of which Mæ is a member, and we will be hosting a workplace mentoring scheme where young people are given professional experience during focussed sessions with senior staff.

In addition Mæ are currently providing workshops with PARADIGM Network, a professional network for architects which exists to support, encourage, and help talented architects from Black and Asian backgrounds.

February 2021 Read more
210218 Saratov Competition

Mæ shortlisted for Saratov Competition Project Update

Mæ have been shortlisted alongside an international team for the best architectural and urban planning concepts for the integrated development of Saratov's city centre, including the grounds of the former airport Saratov-Central, Green Island, Park Pobedy and Pokrovskie Peski Island.

Saratov is located in the southeast of the European part of Russia, connected to the city of Engels by Saratov Bridge. Together, these cities form the core of the Saratov metropolitan area. The areas for which architectural and urban planning concepts will be developed are located close to the centre of Saratov and have a total area of 688 hectares.

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210217 Saving Tomorrows Planet Podcast

Alex Ely features on 'Saving Tomorrow's Planet' podcast Practice News

'Saving Tomorrow’s Planet' shares conversations and uncovers innovative actions that individuals and companies are taking to reduce global warming, focussing on positive action.

Alex Ely discusses Mæ's approach to sustainability and shares practical knowledge which can be used to reduce environmental impact.

February 2021 Read more
210128 Sands End Ajretrofit Awards V2

Sands End Arts and Community Centre shortlisted for an AJ Retrofit Award Project Update

Sands End Arts and Community Centre has been shortlisted for an Architects' Journal Retrofit Award in the Cultural and Religious Buildings category.

The project restores and completely retrofits the 1903 Clancarty Lodge, which forms the nucleus of a new community hub in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. The existing building is surrounded by single-storey pavilions featuring large clerestory windows and saw tooth roofs. The flexible space will be run by a local community trust.

Winners will be announced at a virtual awards ceremony in February.

January 2021 Read more
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John Morden Centre wins Caring Prize in NLA Awards 2020 Project Update

Our later living scheme John Morden Centre has won the Caring Prize in the New London Architecture Awards 2020, which recognises projects that are designed to improve the health and wellbeing of Londoners.

Supported by the Mayor of London, NLA’s annual awards seek projects of the highest design quality which make a positive contribution to their surroundings and life in the capital.

November 2020 Read more
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Sands End Arts and Community Centre selected as 2021 Civic Trust Awards Regional Finalist Project Update

Sands End Arts and Community Centre has been selected as a Regional Finalist in the 2021 Civic Trust Awards.

The Civic Trust Awards are an independent not-for-profit organisation recognising projects that have made a positive contribution to the local communities they serve. The selection process also includes the general public who are involved in judging schemes from their local area.

Winning projects and special prizes will be announced in January 2021.

November 2020 Read more
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Mæ takes part in Tbilisi Architecture Biennial 2020 Practice News

This year's Tbilisi Architecture Biennial takes place virtually and it's theme asks 'What Do We Have in Common', focussing on togetherness in our increasingly individualised and fragmented societies.

We took part in conversations hosted by architecture collective Medium. Titled 'Domestic Commons' discussions explored the spaces that form the immediate thresholds between our private, interior lives and the city beyond; and the potential for these spaces to reinforce a sense of trust and collective action between those that share them, activating the social fabric of the city.

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November 2020 Read more