Studio

Maack Architects is a specialist practice focusing on Architecture, Sustainable Development, Environmental Design and Project Management.

We work with our clients to create innovative new builds within tight urban sites and rural contexts, along with sustainable refurbishment projects – always with a focus on careful detailing, craftsmanship, and environmental excellence. On all projects we listen, understand, engage and to strive for elegant, pragmatic solutions.

Sustainability   

As Certified Passivhaus Designers we use the rigorous Passivhaus design principles on all the buildings we design and deliver.  We believe this is the most energy efficient, cost-saving, and quality assured method for designing buildings.

The team at Maack has a history of sustainable materials research and specification, and we are passionate about the quality, feel, and lived experience of our buildings. In practice this means specifying simple, elegant, natural materials, which are robust and durable, are healthy and last.

Design

We design buildings to be in tune with how we actually live and work. Guided by the fundamental principles of ‘commodity, firmness and delight’, we design spaces to uplift the everyday, through our use of natural light, beautiful materials, intelligent environmental design, crafted detailing, and elegant exteriors which work with the surrounding context.

Development 

Development is about unlocking potential, and we use creative solutions to develop new buildings and re-configure existing spaces in both complex urban locations and rural areas. We are experienced at achieving planning permission in all kinds of locations, including tricky sites with surrounding listed architecture.

With our developer clients, we understand your business model and the simple equation: your completed building must be sold for more than it cost, and this is what we deliver.

Management and construction

We identify and manage the technical, regulatory and commercial challenges that emerge on every project and take a holistic responsibility from inception to completion. With particular expertise in project management, we work with our clients to develop a unique solution, guiding them through the various stages of design and construction and managing the project to completion.