We are Mæ • Architects • Urban designers • Researchers • Policy makers.
Our purpose is to design buildings and places that uplift the human spirit. Founded by Alex Ely, Mæ is a Stirling Prize winning practice at the forefront of sustainable, resilient and socially conscious architecture and urbanism; creating work that exists in harmony with the planet and enriches culture and society.
Our work is guided by three principles:
- Social - we create inclusive, welcoming places together with the people who use our buildings,
- Sustainable - we respond positively to the climate emergency, designing resilient, low-carbon architecture,
- Spatial - we go beyond conventional thinking to make imaginative, affordable spaces that exceed people’s expectations.
These principles influence three business goals, which shape our governance and oversight of design, quality, health & safety and environmental responsibility. The goals are:
Mæ Zero: Our ambition is to create exemplary, pioneering circular and environmental buildings. Each new project aims to develop learning and build research and know-how in order to propel us forward in this goal.
Mæ+: We will continue to be the industry leader for low-cost / high-quality housing; developing the DNA genetic sequence for good housing, using research, POE data and automation we intelligently plan and test our buildings
Mæ B: We plan to grow as a business that profits with purpose and as a shared business; building social value & social capital for our clients and communities we serve, we are aiming to become a B-Corp balancing profit with people and the planet.
Specialists at the forefront of housing, health & care and social infrastructure we design at all scales. From the city to the living room, we apply integrated thinking to deliver resilient architecture for the long-term.
Mæ is a RIBA Chartered Architecture Practice and a member of the London Practice Forum. We are an ISO 9001 and 14001 accredited practice and are accredited with the Living Wage Foundation and the Mayor of London's Good Work Standard. We are an Architecture Foundation sponsor, a Paradigm Network Partner and support Open City Accelerate.
For more information about our book 'Towards a Resilient Architecture' click here.