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Makespace Architects

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Contact Type Architectural firms
Category Interior designers
Telephone 0044(0)20 3858 5575

Makespace Architects are a London practice with a commitment to working with community organisations, local authorities, housing associations, adventurous developers and home owners. The practice has placed collaboration at the heart of its working method, responding to user needs, ideas and aspirations, and approaching design as the outcome of dialogue. Makespace have worked alongside an experienced team of designers and construction consultants to deliver a range of projects across a spectrum of scales and budgets. 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 an Honorary 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.