Office S&M elevate the everyday. Established by Catrina Stewart and Hugh McEwen in 2013, Office S&M is an award-winning architecture practice working with a 50:50 split of public clients and private clients on individual homes, new-build housing, workspace retrofit and public realm projects.
The practice engages clients and users in a collaborative process, experimenting with colours and materials to deliver joyful and unexpected private spaces and public places. Office S&M responds to the context of each project – house, street or neighbourhood – acknowledging the existing, while deploying colour and narrative inventively to create drama.
Built projects include: Valetta House (2017), which won the NLA Don't Move, Improve! 2018 'Best use of materials' award; Salmen House (2017); Janus House (2018); and Finsbury Park High Street shops (2017), all in London. Current projects include: The Earth House, a newbuild house in East Sussex; The Green Room and Cafe in Newham; Nag’s Head Market, Holloway; and Chipstead Way, Croydon.
Achievements to date include: winning Building Design’s Young Architect of the Year Award (2020); inclusion in The Architects’ Journal’s 40 under 40 - a showcase of architecture’s brightest up-and-coming talent (2020); and recognition as a Rising Star by RIBA Journal (2019). Office S&M feature in The Architecture Foundation’s New Architects 4, published in 2021.