Architect Ben Mailen established Mailen Design to implement his experience and passion for architecture and interior design following several years working for large award-winning architectural practices across the UK. Initially starting as a sole practitioner, the practice has grown into a studio of highly creative designers involved with a rich variety of work at diff erent scales. Spanning across residential, hospitality, retail, arts and commercial sectors, their built work has a consistent quality through an obsession with materials and craftsmanship. They believe in a process-driven approach, intentionally avoiding a house style in favour of analytical responses to contextual challenges. Their work has been recognised by numerous industry awards, and they were shortlisted as Building Design’s Young Architect of the Year in 2019.
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