Canterbury-based MUD Architecture LLP has been appointed by Aylesham Hub Limited to carry out initial feasibility studies.
MUD Architecture LLP was founded in September 2012 as a vehicle to bring together strands of design, research, teaching and practice. The practice specialises in arts and cultural buildings, bespoke residential projects and architectural installations and has a strong interest both the conservation of historic buildings and sensitive contemporary design; particularly the richness that arises from the combination of the two.
Current projects include a performing arts school in London and a number of bespoke residential projects in Oxfordshire and Kent.
Sam McElhinney studied architecture at Cambridge University and the Bartlett, University College London, qualifying as an Architect in 2011. From 2005 to 2012 Sam was a key member of Surface Architects, an award-winning design practice, specialising in educational, arts and cultural buildings; where he worked most notably on the 2012 Olympic Wayfinding Signage, the Birkbeck Centre for Film and Visual Media and the Lock-keepers Graduate Centre for Humanities, the latter two of which were awarded a RIBA Regional award. He has since freelanced for Jason Bruges Studio, an internationally renowned studio, producing innovative installation art and interaction design. He is the course leader for BA (Hons) Architecture at the Canterbury School of Architecture.
Lizzie McElhinney studied architecture at the University of Edinburgh and the Bartlett, University College London, qualifying as an Architect in 2013. From 2010 to 2014 she worked at Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, an award-winning practice, where she worked primarily on arts and cultural buildings and high-end residential developments; most notably she worked on JW3 Community Centre and Bonhams Auction House, both of which were awarded a RIBA Regional and a RIBA National award. Prior to this Lizzie worked at Nash Baker Architects, a practice specialising in high quality residential properties including listed and historic buildings. She is also a Sessional Lecturer for BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design and BA (Hons) Architecture at the University of the Creative Arts.