Public M+E headline the AJ Architectural Awards at The Roundhouse

6 December 2018

Max Fordham's 12-piece in-house band, Public M+E, headlined the AJ Architectural Awards at The Roundhouse on Tuesday night.

The AJ Architecture Awards 'recognise excellence in UK architecture across several categories'.

Public M+E wowed the 600 attendees present at the event, with a 45-minute set of disco and soul covers paying homage to the likes of Stevie Wonder and Bruno Mars.

The band's performance follows on from their show-stopping performances at Max Fordham's 50th anniversary event at Tate Modern in 2016 and their two wins in a row at Construction Rocks in 2017 and 2018.

Max Fordham also had five projects on the AJ Architectural Awards shortlist.

Southbank Centre, which the practice worked on with FeildenCleggBradleyStudios, took away the award for Refurb of the Year (above £20 million) while the others all received recognition from the audience and judges present:

  • PegasusLife Hortsley with RCKa  - Housing Project of the Year (up to £10 million)
  • Templeman Library with Penoyre & Prasad - Refurb of the Year (above £20 million)
  • New Tate St Ives with Jamie Fobert Architects - Cultural Project of the Year
  • Black Stone House with 6a architects - House of the Year

A huge congratulations to all members of Public M+E - Josh Rodell, Stewart Burns, Fay Walsh, Ed Green, Carlotta Mirri, Katie Clemence, Anna Foden, Lidia Guerra, Thomas Dimasi, Tom Greenhill, Owen Beckett, John Bone and their Max Fordham sound engineer, Paul Taylor.

The awards ceremony was also attended by eight representatives from Max Fordham: Mark Palmer, Matt Dickinson, Scott Crease, Anthony Chilton, Simon Lovell, Katie Bearder, Patricia Steven and Baptiste Aubry.

Additionally Nick Cramp, Senior Partner and Head of Light+Air at Max Fordham, was in attendance as a judge for the 2018 AJ Architecture Awards.

You can see a snippet of Public M+E's performance below, along with some photos from the night. More photos are available on the Architects' Journal website.

Public M+E headlining the AJ Architecture Awards at The Roundhouse

The editor of the Architects' Journal, Emily Booth, mentions Public M+E in her welcoming speech.