Ken Shuttleworth talk in Sydney
Want to know what inspires and motivates Ken Shuttleworth, the ethos behind employee-owned Make, and how to design buildings which will be as functional and relevant in 20 years’ time as they are now? Join us in Sydney for this UNSW Built Environment and CTBUH event on 'Ken Shuttleworth: A journey of design and discovery' on Wednesday 17 August 2016 at 6pm. Click here to register and for more details
In the July edition of Ken Shuttleworth's Estates Gazette column, he responds to an Ipsos survey stating that British offices are the worst in the world and explores the allure and downsides of the open plan office. Read the article here
Employee Ownership Day 2016
As a proud employee-owned organisation, Make celebrated UK Employee Ownership Day on 1st July. Our London, Hong Kong and Sydney studios each held a breakfast for Make partners to mark the day. In this blog post we hear from Ken Shuttleworth and Deb Oxley, CEO of the Employee Ownership Association, on the benefits of being an employee-owned business. Read the EO article here
'Ken the Pen' interview with Property Week
Ken Shuttleworth talks employee ownership, his favourite projects, and that rather famous building at 30 St Mary Axe in this Property Week interview. Subscribers of Property Week can click here to read it
Dragan Krstevski to speak at 'Make No Small Plans' RIBA event
Part of RIBA's Late Tuesday series, the event will explore big urban thinking on a blank canvas. Make's Dragan Krstevski joins a host of architects, artists and curators in a programme that features a 'fast-paced and dynamic selection of screenings (including a ‘Bring Your Own Beamer’ event), talks, active installations, readings and workshops.' His talk on 'Rebuilding the modern city' will examine the Japanese architect Kenzo Tange's plan for rebuilding Skopje following a devastating earthquake that almost completely destroyed the city. Get your free ticket here.
The Big Data Institute tops out
Our latest building for the University of Oxford celebrated its topping out on Friday 26 February. The ceremony was hosted on the Old Road Campus by vice-chancellor Professor Louise Richardson and included speeches by Make partner Justin Nicholls, Mace construction director Lee Hutchison, professors Sir John Bell and Sir Rory Collins, and the vice-chancellor.
8 Steps to the Perfect Roof
Make partner Ben Stuart is speaking at this free, CPD accredited morning briefing that will explore the differing techniques in contemporary roof design and installation. Using 5 Broadgate as a case study, Ben will discuss the challenges of working on the hot melt flat roof for UBS bank’s new premises in the heart of the City of London. Book your seat now.
Employee Ownership Day 2014
4th July is the official UK Employee Ownership Day. Make is proud to be an employee-owned company and we will be celebrating this fantastic day with all our staff members. For more information about employee ownership please visit the Employee Ownership Association website.
Future Spaces Foundation event at Base London
Join the FSF at the Base London conference on 26th June where they will present the recommendations and key findings from their recently published report 'The Future High Street: Perspectives on living, learning and livelihoods in our communities' during a lunchtime briefing session. Find out more and sign up for the conference
Make Summer Games 2014
The annual Make summer party took place at the Podium Building in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Designed by Make, the Podium was a fitting venue for our version of the Olympics which included traditional games such as the space hopper race, constructing the Orbit from straws, tug-of-war and the hotly contested colouring-in competition. View the photos
Green Sky Thinking Week
Green Sky Thinking Week runs from 28 April - 2 May at various locations around London. Make's James Goodfellow will present "Responsible sourcing through design and procurement" alongside British Land and Mace on 29 April, 8am at Mace HQ. View more information.
Make is part of UKTI creative taskforce
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is supporting a taskforce of the UK’s top 100 creative sector small and medium sized enterprises to win high value overseas contracts in the next three years. Make is one of the companies selected to be on the taskforce.
Future Spaces Foundation
The Future Spaces Foundation was established in 2013 by Make in order to undertake new thinking and inform the future of the spaces we live in. The Foundation’s inaugural report ‘The Future High Street’ looks beyond short-term, primarily retail-based solutions to explore new, creative ways of reviving the UK high street. The panel includes Make partners Ken Shuttleworth and John Prevc. Visit the website to view the report
Better Business the Employee Ownership Advantage
Make partner John Prevc will share his story on how Make was established and thrives with an employee ownership model. 27th February, Chartered Accountants' Hall in Moorgate Place, 2pm. Register now
Hat trick for Make in best companies ranking
For the third year in a row Make has made it onto the Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work for list, just clinching a top 50 spot. The ranking recognises companies for their positive approach to well-being, employee engagement in the business, leadership, communication, and pay and benefits.
Stuart Fraser presents at KHL Conference
Make partner Stuart Fraser is presenting at the KHL International Forum in Moscow showcasing the Copper Box scheme and discussing multi-functionality and energy efficiency of sports stadiums.
Make is part of an UKTI initiative to help the UK’s top 100 creative sector small and medium sized enterprises win work overseas. Katy Ghahremani attended the launch event this morning. Read more about it on the UKTI website
Ken Shuttleworth is this year's keynote speaker at the Sleep conference in London. His talk, titled 'Inside the mind of a creative genius', looks at the processes, influences and inspiration that goes into designing installations for landmark projects. catch him at 10am on the 20th November. View the conference programme
Make partner' James Goodfellow, alongside British Land's Sarah Cary, will present 'Materials sourcing approach for 5 Broadgate' at the CIRIA conference on the 19th November in London. Visit the CIRIA website to book your place
Princess Anne opens University Square Stratford
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal officially opened the new University Square Stratford building for the University of East London and Birkbeck, University of London today. Here she is meeting Make partner and design architect on the project, James Taylor.
Make Sleeps Out
A number of Make partners have joined together to raise money for Centrepoint, helping to give young homeless people a better future. Taking part in the 'SleepOut' event in Exchange Square, Broadgate on Thursday the 7th November, the team hope to raise funds and awareness for this important charity. If you'd like to support them, please visit the Make JustGiving page
A Dolls’ House
Make, alongside 19 other architects and designers, built a dolls’ house that will be auctioned off to raise money for the charity KIDS. Inspired by one of the oldest and simplest games, the jigsaw puzzle, various partners created their own miniature houses which all stack together to form the overall larger dolls’ house. Visit the Dolls' House website
Government Construction Summit
John Prevc and panellists from UKTI and Turner & Townsend are debating how the UK government help suppliers compete in the global construction market at 4.20pm. Visit the Government Construction Summit website and book your conference pass now.
Make’s Katy Ghahremani will speak alongside AHMM, TP Bennett and RCA on ‘The future workplace: the next generation office’ at Interiors LDN. She will discuss how 21st century offices are changing for the better. View the programme.
Ken Shuttleworth is presenting the keynote address at 10.30am on the 17th April. View the full conference programme.
Ecobuild 2013: James Goodfellow is speaking at a seminar titled ‘Materials – responsible sourcing of construction products: drivers and principles' at 2.30pm. View the Ecobuild seminar programme for more details.
Ken Shuttleworth is taking part in the conference session titled ‘Is BIM the saviour of sustainable design?' at 4pm. View the Ecobuild conference programme for more details.
Make shortlisted for Millennium Point competition
The Millennium Point competition shortlist has been revealed and Make is one of six practices to have made the cut. Find out more
Monument Street project submitted for planning
Make has submitted a planning application for a new commercial building for a prominent site on Monument Street, in the City of London. SPDL (Monument) Ltd has commissioned Make to provide Grade A, premium office space which will bring Monument Square back into line with the high quality of building stock elsewhere in the City. Should plans be approved, a new 10 storey, 100,000sqft commercial building will replace the existing 1960s block and provide a fitting backdrop to the Doric column monument and square that was designed by Wren and Hooke to commemorate the Great Fire of London in 1666.
Ice sculpting success
Team Make took home the top prize at the Estates Gazette ice sculpting competition. Congratulations to team members Beth Johnson, James Redman and Ken Shuttleworth for their great attempts at carving a stiletto from a block of ice. Find out more
Ken Shuttleworth was presented with an Honorary Doctorate in Design from the University of East London. Find out more
Most influential people for 2012
London Evening Standard has published its 1000 most influential people list for 2012 and we are delighted to see Ken Shuttleworth is featured once again! Find out more
10x10 Drawing the City
Ken Shuttleworth's contribution to the 10x10 Drawing the City London project is on display alongside works by well-known artists and architects at Somerset House until the 13th November, after which it will go on auction to raise money for Article 25. Visit the 10x10 website for more information.
Housing exhibition at NLA
New London Architecture is hosting an exhibition looking at how well London is keeping up with its housing targets and showcases our Heart of East Greenwich and West Southall masterplan projects. Visit the NLA website for more information.
South Park Hub
Planning permission has been granted for our competition-winning South Park Hub on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
World Architecture Day
Speaking alongside other well-known architects, Ken Shuttleworth looks at the questions surrounding commercial building design at World Architecture Day 2012.
Oxford Molecular Pathology Institute tour
Take a tour around one of Oxford University's newest research buildings with the project architect Justin Nicholls. Oxford Molecular Pathology Institute was completed in 2012 and is open to the public for this one off tour.
Design Stories - London 2012
RIBA is hosting a design exhibition celebrating the architecture behind all the Olympics Games venues. The exhibition is free to the public and runs until the 25th September.
Join Robin Gill as he talks about delivering the Copper Box for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, He will be speaking in a Pecha Kucha style event alongside other architects who have designed key venues for the Games.
Deputy PM visits studio
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and MP Norman Lamb visited the studio to discuss employee ownership and all the great benefits it has to offer, not only to Make but also to all the partners. View the photographs.
The Future for Croydon Town Centre
Cara Bamford is speaking at The Future for Croydon Town Centre at The Building Centre in London.
We're opening our doors to the public as part of the London Festival of Architecture (LFA) and will be talking about some of favourite projects including the London 2012 Handball Arena. To find out more and join in the day, Find out more
BAA 2012 Lecture Series
As part of the BAA 2012 Lecture Series, hear more from Philip Twiss about all our projects. He is presenting at the MADE office in Birmingham from 6pm onwards. Find out more
The Royal Academy of Arts' Summer Exhibition
The Royal Academy of Arts' Summer Exhibition runs from 04 June - 12 August and features our street kiosk and electricity pylon models as well as drawings from James Flynn and James Redman. Find out more
Aram Gallery exhibition
The Make-designed Grosvenor Waterside in London is part of an exhibition running from the 18 May - 15 July at The Aram Gallery. The exhibition is running in conjunction with the Bauhaus exhibition at the Barbican and will focus on contemporary design. Find out more
Make has been awarded the AJ100 Practice of the Year Award for London & South-East. We've also climbed 15 places in the AJ100 ranking to 40th position. Find out more
The City Property Association breakfast debate
‘The Changing Shape of Financial Services' is the topic of discussion at The City Property Association breakfast debate on 10 May. Ken Shuttleworth is presenting on UBS's new city headquarters' 5 Broadgate.
Ken Shuttleworth presents his 'Sustainable Futures' lecture at the University of East London on 27th March at 6pm. Find out more
Support our fundraising efforts and visit the UBM stand (1930) at Ecobuild UK at the ExCel in London.
How Green is Tall?
Ken Shuttleworth debates 'How green is tall?' as part of the Ecobuild UK conference at the ExCel. Find out more
Philip Twiss is at KBB Birmingham taking an in-depth look at the business case for investing in sustainable buildings.
Best Small Companies
The results for The Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work For 2012 were announced this weekend and Make was proud to be ranked in the top 50!
CBRE Property Peak Challenge
Twenty-two Make employees will lace up their trainers this evening for the CBRE Property Peak Challenge in support of LandAid. A total of 888 steps up Heron Tower will be climbed for this good cause.
A student's guide to BIM
Gary Rawlings is presenting 'A student's guide to BIM' to post-graduate students at the University of East London today.
The Gateway Building opens
The University of Nottingham's straw bale Gateway Building was officially opened today by the Vice Chancellor, Professor David Greenaway, and Ken Shuttleworth.
Paving the way to a sustainable future: Ken Shuttleworth is discussing sustainability in buildings in tonight's lecture at the Imperial College London.
Rathbone Place appointment
We're thrilled to be appointed by developers Great Portland Estates to design a mixed-use scheme at Rathbone Place, in the heart of Fitzrovia, London. We look forward to working closely with our client in realising their vision for the site and taking it forward to planning.
AJ100 Awards nominations
Make has been nominated for an amazing five awards at the AJ100 Awards including Employer, Practice and International Practice of the Year.
Down on the Farm exhibition
SCIN Gallery's new exhibition on using straw in design and construction is running till the end of February and will be showcasing The University of Nottingham's Gateway Building.
Hewa ‘Hope' Children's Hospital on site
Construction is underway on the Make-designed Kurdistan Children's Hospital, the first children's hospital in the region.
Pylon Salon des Refusés exhibition
The Pylon Salon des Refusés exhibition is running at The Building Centre, London, until the 23rd December 2011. The exhibition celebrates some of the more innovative pylon designs submitted to RIBA as part of a design competition, including Make's entry. Read more about our design.
Justin Nicholls visits Oxford Brookes University to talk about architecture and show Make's projects as part of the Oxford Architecture Society lecture series.
Make's specially designed information kiosk - the 'InfoCube' - is unveiled at Beijing Design Week, which runs from the 26th September to the 3rd October.
Haringey Heartlands wins planning
The London Borough of Haringey has awarded outline planning consent to Make's Haringey Heartlands scheme. The residential-led mixed use project aims to create 1,080 new homes on a brownfield site.
Saatchi headquarters approved
Make's proposed redevelopment of the former Saatchi & Saatchi headquarters in Fitzrovia is going ahead after Boris Johnson overturned Camden Council's decision to block the scheme.
Make's Lego model of Fallingwater, featured on the cover of Icon Magazine's 98th issue, is on display at their Lego model-making workshop - 'Icon Build-off' - as part of the London Design Festival.
Open House 2011
Sean Affleck gives his annual tour of the City of London Information Centre during London's Open House weekend.
The Montpellier Chapter is best
The Montpellier Chapter hotel is listed as one of 'The 100 Best Hotels in the World' in the Sunday Times Travel magazine.
We are proud to announce that Make is the first architectural practice to become a Foundation Partner of property industry charity LandAid.
Cherry Orchard Road scheme gets thumbs up
Croydon Council Strategic Planning Committee voted to approve our Cherry Orchard Road proposal for developer Menta.
The City Property Association talk
Ken Shuttleworth and Alan Davidson of Hayes Davidson give a joint presentation about City Towers at The City Property Association's event.
London Wall Place planning approved
We are thrilled to announce that our London Wall Place scheme for Hammerson was granted planning consent by the City of London.
Jamie Rodgers joins a judging panel for Birmingham Metropolitan College graphic design students' interpretations of The Cube's facade. The shortlist will progress to an exhibition for the final winner.
RIBA 2011 Open Lecture Series
James Taylor explains the Make culture and projects at the New Learning Academy in Maidstone as part of the RIBA 2011 Open Lecture Series.
Employee Ownership talk
Barry Cooke visits students at the University of Oxford's Kellogg College and speaks about Employee Ownership - Dare to be Different.
BCO Awards talk
Ken Shuttleworth will be the guest speaker and presenter at the Midlands BCO Awards in Birmingham.
The Make app
The new app from Make has arrived! It gives you access to our projects, as well as exciting features and interactive content that you won't find anywhere else, offering a behind-the-scenes view of our schemes and the people who work on them. Available for free on the iTunes App Store.
Justin Nicholls visits the University of Portsmouth to speak to students, staff and local practitioners about architecture and Make's projects.
David Patterson introduces Make and talks about our projects as part of a presentation on masterplanning to the University of Nottingham's Architecture Society, Tongue and Groove.
Sleep Event Conference
Katy Ghahremani sits on a panel to discuss the design of boutique hotels, in particular the Montpellier Chapter Hotel in Cheltenham, at the Sleep Event Conference.
RIBA West Midlands Awards talk
Ken Shuttleworth is guest speaker and presenter at the RIBA West Midlands Awards, held at The Cube.
Frances Gannon visits St Stephen's Primary School in Godstone, Surrey, to talk about architecture to ten pupils from the school council (aged 5 to 10) and help them prepare sketches and a model to present to the school governors which improves their school buildings.
The Cube tour
Greg Willis shows 80 students from the University of Leicester's architecture school around The Cube and explains its context within the city.
Property Week's RESI Conference
Justin Nicholls joins a panel to debate design as part of Property Week's RESI Conference, which this year focuses on Opportunities for a New Decade, held at the Celtic Manor Resort, Newport.
Open House 2010
The City of London Information Centre is again part of the Open House London architectural showcase. Architect-led half hourly tours, on a first come first served basis, will be conducted from 10.00 to 12.00.
Designing a world class stadium
Greg Willis introduces the 'Designing a world class stadium' competition at Bishop Challoner Catholic College in Birmingham, with 60 Year 9 students taking part.
Higher Education Estate Conference
James Taylor participates in the NLA's Higher Education Estate Conference and talks about the Stratford Island University Centre.
London Festival of Architecture
Make joins forces with seven other local practices to take part in this year's London Festival of Architecture. Our studio opens to the public from 11.00 to 12.30 on Saturday 19 June as part of the 'Fitzrovia Trail'. Download a map of all the events.
Simon Bowden gives a talk on Architecture through Art and Technology at the AIA in New York.
RIBA London Award shortlist
We are delighted to announce that the 10 Weymouth Street development has been shortlisted for a RIBA London Award 2010.
Sustainable Design exhibition
Make exhibited and presented at the DialogUAE Sustainable Design in the Region exhibition/conference at the College of Fine Arts and Design, University of Sharjah, UAE.
Intelligent, Green and Energy Efficient Buildings Conference
John Puttick addresses the sixth Intelligent, Green and Energy Efficient Buildings Conference and Expo in Beijing on 'Aspects of Place: Low-energy Design for Specific Cultures & Climates' run by the Ministry of Housing, Urban and Rural Development.
Global Construction Technologies and Building Materials Conference
Ken Shuttleworth addresses the second Annual Global Construction Technologies and Building Materials Conference in Doha with a talk on Technology, Environment and Architecture. Matt White also chairs a discussion panel at the conference.
Saving Britain's High Streets Conference
Paul Scott will be presenting our Retail Birmingham Design Strategy at the Saving Britain's High Streets Conference coordinated by Retail Week.
'Making Buildings' lecture
Frances Gannon introduces The Cube as part of the Bartlett's 'Making Buildings' lecture series.
Façade Design and Engineering 2010
Matt White participates in the 'Façade Design and Engineering 2010' debate, looking at the Gulf region's façade trends and discussing materials, sustainability and how to balance conflicting project demands.
Paul Scott addresses students from a variety of design-led courses at Matthew Boulton College in Birmingham about the principles of design, from inspiration to delivery.
Make's presence in China
Make's new Beijing studio opens for business on a date which is locally regarded as particularly auspicious.
Is façade engineering just about glass?
Sean Affleck discussed "Is façade engineering just about glass? Thinking beyond" at the Facade Design and Engineering Conference, Dexter House, London.
Built Environment Infrastructure Day
Gary Rawlings joins a discussion panel to debate Reflections on UKCP09 at the Built Environment Infrastructure Day run by UK Climate Projections.
Open House 2009
The City of London Information Centre is part of this year's Open House programme. There are four half hourly architect-led tours between 10.00 and 12.00 on a first come basis.
Sustainability in Housing Design
Frank Filskow joins a discussion panel to debate Sustainability in Housing Design at 15.00 as part of Property Week's RESI Conference which this year focuses on re-building the market.
55 Baker Street tour and talk
Ian Lomas explains the sustainable regeneration concept behind the 55 Baker Street project with a talk entitled Urban Design and Transformation followed by a tour around the building for the College of Estates Management.
John Puttick joins a discussion panel to debate Building Sustainably at the Hilton Hotel, Beijing as part of the Developing Low Carbon Solutions Conference organised by the UK and China Partners in Business group.
Make Design Review
Paul Finch chaired a unique design review of Make's work for key clients, consultants and property professionals. The studio exhibited key schemes that have shaped its design and approach over the last five years.
Design competition win
Make has been announced as the winner of the coveted design competition to develop the Brighton Conference Centre for Brighton and Hove City Council and Standard Life Investment. We are collaborating with Urban Practitioners, Vx3 and CDA.
Tall Buildings Conference
Ken Shuttleworth addresses the Tall Buildings Conference in Shanghai with a talk entitled 'Aspects of Place' at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.
Ken Shuttleworth talks on 'Sustainability – it's a Tall Order' at a special event at Tsinghua University, Beijing at 16.00.
Tour of The Cube
Frances Gannon introduced the North West and Wales branches of RIBA to The Cube site in Birmingham, giving them a tour and explaining how the competition winning design is being delivered.
Innovation & Sustainability talk
John Puttick gives a talk on Innovation & Sustainability at The Wuhan International Energy Saving and Environmental Protection Exhibition, organised by UKTI & MOFCOM as part of the Sustainable Cities Initiative. Make will also be displaying work in the exhibition.
Nottingham City Centre Design Guide Launch
Ken Shuttleworth promotes CABE Sustainable Cities at the Nottingham City Centre Design Guide Launch 2009 held at the University of Nottingham's Sir Colin Campbell Building.
Grand Designs Live
Ken Shuttleworth talks to Kevin McCloud about his home in Wiltshire, Crescent House, for Grand Designs London Live held at the ExCel Centre.
Making Sustainability a Reality
Ken Shuttleworth talks on ‘Making Sustainability a Reality' at De Montfort University as part of their Distinguished Lecture Series.
Constructing Super Tall Towers Conference
Matthew White speaks at the Building Tall – Constructing Super Tall Towers Conference in Dubai and explains the challenges faced in designing high-rise towers in Asia, organised by Middle East Business Intelligence.
Design and Development talk
Gary Rawlings gives a joint presentation with Polly Turton of Arup on Design and Development as part of the Commercial Building Stock and Climate Adaption workshop organised by the London Climate Change Partnership.
Delivering Sustainable Buildings talk
Ken Shuttleworth gives a talk on Delivering Sustainable Buildings to The Arup Campus Building Engineering Group in Solihull.
Ken Shuttleworth speaks about the key considerations in delivering good station design at the Crossrail Seminar entitled Unlocking Major Project Opportunities at the Royal Society of Medicine, London organised by New Civil Engineer.
Architects of the 21st Century talk
Simon Bowden and Ian Lomas give a gallery talk at the Barbican Art Gallery on the lessons and legacies of Le Corbusier as part of the 'Architects of the 21st Century' series. http://www.barbican.org.uk/artgallery/event-detail.asp?ID=8670
Battle of Green Superstructures talk
Matthew White joins a discussion panel with Nigel Clarke of Hilson Moran and Mohamed Rasheed of Otis to debate the Battle of Green Superstructures in the Middle East organised by Jacob Fleming Conferences for the Middle East High Rise Building Convention.
Civic Trust Award win
The City of London Information Centre received a Civic Trust Award presented by Griff Rhys Jones at a gala dinner at the Emirates Stadium in North London, celebrating the Award's 50th anniversary.
Design competition win
Make wins a European competition for a new building for the University of Nottingham's Sutton Bonington campus, with a design incorporating locally sourced straw for the cladding panels and sustainably sourced timber.
Paul Scott is part of a discussion panel for Ecobuild 2009 at Earls Court. Debating "How sustainable is modern architecture really?" Paul talks about the architectural and design issues that we are facing to meet changing human needs.
Architecture in the Changing Environmental Climate talk
Paul Scott speaks about the role of architecture in the changing environmental climate as part of the Manchester Student Society of Architecture lecture series.
Ian Lomas speaks at the 'Long life, low energy: retro-fitting sustainability' conference, held at the NLA.
Meeting Points in Art & Architecture talk
David Patterson speaks about Aspire and Make's collaborations with artists as part of the University of Nottingham's BA Fine Art Seminar Programme 08/09, entitled 'Meeting Points in Art & Architecture'.
Climate Change talk
Paul Scott addresses the Municipalika conference in Mumbai, India on how climate change is affecting the design of the built environment.