find us :
160 City Road
London EC1V 2NX
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. We listen to client needs and aspirations, and work collaboratively through the design process. Working alongside an experienced team of designers and construction consultants, we approach projects with pragmatism and vision to respond to the unique and individual needs of each.
Shahed Saleem RIBA is the founder and director of Makespace, and has developed the practice's expertise in residential, community and faith buildings from its base in London's East End. He works closely on issues of heritage and cultural significance in both practice and research. Alongside practice, he teaches a design studio at the University of Westminster, and is a Senior Research Fellow at the Bartlett School of Architecture.
Makespace / Shahed Saleem 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.
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