Alex Ely is Founding Director of Mæ, a London based architecture and urban design studio. The studio has established an international reputation for sustainable architecture and urbanism including the design of innovative housing, specialist later living and social infrastructure.

Alex leads Mæ’s design direction; the quality of which has been recognized in numerous awards including the RIBA Stirling Prize 2023 for the John Morden Centre and Housing Architect of the Year 2022. Alex also advises government and the Mayor of London on urban and planning policy promoting an agenda of design excellence. He has recently published ‘Towards a Resilient Architecture’, a book that explores how we can design more inclusive and environmentally conscientious buildings and places.