b. 1986, HK.


find us :

Kemp House
160 City Road
London EC1V 2NX
email: shahed.saleem@makespace.co.uk
twitter: @makespace_
instagram: shahed.saleem
tel: 020 3858 5575



Makespace Architects are an established London practice with a long tradition of working with community organisations, local authorities, housing associations, and home owners. The practice has placed collaboration at the heart of its working method, listening to user needs and aspirations, and approaching design as the outcome of dialogue. Makespace have worked alongside an experienced team of designers and construction consultants to deliver outcomes with pragmatism and vision, responding to the unique needs of each project.

Shahed Saleem is the founder and director of Makespace, and has grown the practice's expertise in residential, community and faith buildings from its base in London's East End. He has diversified his practice to include teaching, writing, research and installations. Shahed teaches a design studio at the University of Westminster, and is a Senior Research Fellow at the Bartlett School of Architecture. Through his work with the Survey of London he has developed an expertise in heritage, public history and public engagement.

Shahed Saleem / Makespace have been nominated for the Victoria and Albert Museum Jameel Prize 2013, the Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2016, and have won commendations in the RIBA President’s Medal for Research and the Historic England Angel Award for excellence in heritage research, 2018.


CV available upon request.