AO Conference

Make partner Stuart Blower is presenting on sustainability at the AO conference in Slovakia on 22nd November 2017. The AO conference looks to the future of architecture and Stuart will present his talk tittled 'Sustainability and a concept' at 9.30am Visit the AO conference website for more information and to book your tickets.

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Australian Design Review interview with Tracey Wiles

Australian Design Review interviewed Tracey Wiles for their Q&ADR column, quizzing her on all things design and beyond: life, inspiration, challenges and aspirations. Read the interview.

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The Architecture Drawing Prize

We are delighted to be working with Sir John Soane’s Museum and the World Architecture Festival (WAF), now in its tenth year, to highlight the importance of drawing in communicating what architects do and how they think.

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EO Day 2017

Today marks the fifth anniversary of Employee Ownership Day, and we're celebrating across our three studios with a live video conference link-up over breakfast (London) and dinner (Hong Kong and Sydney), and a presentation from one of our directors, Katy Ghahremani. Katy reiterated what Make, as an employee-owned company, stood for: everything from our design philosophy through to taking public transport as opposed to taxis to keep our carbon footprint down.

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Say hello at WAF!

Jason Parker and Florian Frotscher will be presenting our Hiscox project on day 1 of the World Architecture Festival in Berlin and sticking around to enjoy the rest of the programme until Friday. Do say hi if you see them!



Our third office building for Arena Central Developments gets planning

Happy to report our design for 3 Arena Central in Birmingham's emerging Arena Central business quarter has won planning. Our third office building in the masterplan, which we also designed, is at the forefront of placemaking and will be a new destination at the heart of the Arena Central development.

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Hear us at the CTBUH Conference 2016

We'll be flying the Future Spaces Foundation (FSF) flag at The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat 2016 conference. John Prevc, a partner at Make and FSF spokesman will be talking about the Foundation’s international research on transport infrastructure and connectivity which was published earlier this year. If you’re attending the conference in Shenzhen on Tuesday 18 October, don’t miss John’s talk at 11:15AM on 'Transport and the Megacity: Improving Vitality with Connectivity'. For more information on the FSF, please visit

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Construction Rocks 2016

Tickets are now on sale for the Battle of the Construction Industry Bands, or ‘Construction Rocks’ as it is now known. Our in-house band, Make Noise, will hopefully be rockin n' rolling their way to victory in the competition at Scala on the 5th October. Dust off your dancing shoes and visit the website to book your tickets! Proceeds go to Land Aid among other charities. Book tickets

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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

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Ken's Estates Gazette column - August 2016

Time for a new political agenda post-Brexit? Ken Shuttleworth outlines his top 5 suggestions for the built environment in his latest Estates Gazette column. Read his call for politicians to prioritise quality housing, opportunities outside of London, transport infrastructure and more. Read the article here

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Designing our way out of 'worst offices' verdict

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

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'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

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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.


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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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