Autor: Maccreanor Lavington
Maccreanor Lavington is an award-winning architectural practice established in the early nineties by Gerard Maccreanor and Richard Lavington. Working from offices in London and Rotterdam, Maccreanor Lavington has built up a diverse portfolio of both individual buildings and large-scale urban design projects and has a particular expertise in housing, public buildings and regeneration.
Our architecture is calm but uplifting, contemporary yet timeless.
We make it our job to understand the business needs of our clients, delivering cost-effective yet high quality design solutions. This is underpinned by a rigorous understanding of the site context and an ability to provide sustainable development that fits in with the character of the environment and its community. On a brownfield site where there is no existing community, we have the vision to create a new urban fabric where the eventual end-user will want to live or work, achieving this through attention not only to materials and detailing but to careful integration of public space.
The studio’s philosophy is fabric-first design and we build robust, well-made buildings that will last. While sustainability is hugely important to us – we have designed to Passivhaus and Code for Sustainable Housing Level 4 and 5 standards – we choose to embed rather than express this sustainability overtly in our designs.
As well as hotel and education projects including several primary schools in London, a major focus of our work is town centre mixed‐use, housing and estate regeneration and growth opportunity within the outer London Boroughs. We are involved in several complicated and sensitive estate regenerations, the delivery of multiple mixed‐use schemes, residential led developments and social infrastructure projects including higher education, schools and extra care provision.
Our projects have been cited as case studies in various publications on housing, schools and urban design, and the practice currently sits on four of the Greater London Authority and Transport for London Architecture, Design and Urbanism Panels, several housing association and local authority frameworks.
The work of the practice has been recognised by numerous prestigious awards including the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2008 for Accordia, a housing project in Cambridge. In 2017 Maccreanor Lavington received an RIBA National Award for Dujardin Mews scheme, the first social housing scheme to be built in The London Borough of Enfield in forty years and designed in collaboration with Karakusevic Carson Architects. A housing Design Award for Garden Halls in Bloomsbury designed in collaboration with TP Bennett. In 2016, the Queen’s Park station scheme received the NLA Award for Unbuilt and Mixed Use.