mæ was established to solve today's urban, social and environmental challenges; finding new possibilities for how our built environment can contribute to life and society.
We go beyond the traditional remit of the architect. We use our artistic skills to ask questions, our design skills to find solutions, technology to help make possibilities and leadership to influence.
We seek to challenge the status quo by working in an integrated way developing strategies and design at all scales from the city scale to the scale of a building and its detailing thereby creating exceptional buildings and great places.
The practice is led by Alex Ely:
Alex Ely MA(RCA) RIBA MRTPI
Alex is a Chartered Architect, a Chartered Town Planner and Senior Partner at mæ. He was formerly Head of Sustainable Communities at the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment and has gained professional experience at Foster and Partners, Ian Simpson Architects and Pierre d'Avoine Architects.
Alex teaches at the London Metropolitan University and lectures internationally on design and policy. He is a CABE Built Environment Expert and a member of the Urban Design London Surgery Panel, the LLDC's Quality Review Panel and the RIBA's Housing Policy Group. Alex graduated from the Royal College of Art and the Architectural Association.