This year we welcome award winning architects Catrina Stewart and Hugh McKewen onto the judging panel. They will be looking for talent that can transform the familiar into the exceptional and outstanding using colour.
Office S&M elevate the everyday.
Established by Catrina Stewart and Hugh McEwen in 2013, Office S&M is an award-winning architecture practice working with a 50/50 split of public and private clients on individual homes, new-build housing, workspace retrofit and public realm projects. The practice engages clients and users in a collaborative process, experimenting with colours and materials to deliver joyful and unexpected private spaces and public places. Office S&M responds to the context of each project – house, street or neighbourhood – acknowledging the existing, while deploying colour and narrative inventively to create drama.
Built projects include Valetta House (2017), which won the NLA Don't Move, Improve! 2018 'Best use of materials' award; Salmen House (2017); Janus House (2018); and Finsbury Park High Street shops (2017), all in London. Current projects include: The Earth House, a newbuild house in East Sussex; the Green Room in Newham; Nag’s Head Market, Holloway; and Chipstead Way, Croydon. Achievements to date include: winning Building Design’s Young Architect of the Year Award (2020); inclusion in The Architects’ Journal’s 40 under 40 - a showcase of architecture’s brightest up-and-coming talent (2020); and recognition as a Rising Star by RIBA Journal (2019). Office S&M also feature in The Architecture Foundation’s New Architects 4.