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20 November 2020Refurbishment Project of the Year in the Building Awards 2020
19 November 20202021 Civic Trust Awards Regional Finalists

Fairfield Halls and Lincoln’s Inn have both been selected as Regional Finalists

29 October 2020Refurbishment Architect of the Year - a new MICA story
23 October 2020MICA named Architect of the Year 2020
21 October 2020MICA Gains Planning for a GPs Surgery in Oxford

A new underground health centre in the heart of Oxford will serve 20,000 residents and boost trade forshops.

21 October 2020​RIBA Journal features Stuart Cade’s go-to materials
14 October 2020Towner Art Gallery wins Museum of the Year 2020

Towner is one of five Museums to be awarded by the Arts Fund

13 October 2020​De-centre to Re-centre - a new MICA story
23 September 2020Northgate construction update

Construction work on Northgate house continues with the majority of the concrete frame formed and the first of the CLT panels being fixed in place.

16 September 2020The H B Allen Centre Wins Project of the Year at Ox Prop Award 2020
08 September 2020The H B Allen Centre achieves High Commendation in Planning Awards 2020

MICA recognised for design excellence within the placemaking category.

03 September 2020How London’s Tottenham Court Road has been transformed

WIRED has published an article about Centre Point‘s new public square, alfresco dining and trending restaurants, leading the regeneration of Tottenham Court Road

24 August 2020MICA makes the Peabody Framework shortlist

Housing provider Peabody has named the architects, structural and building service engineers it intends to use for its housing programmes

05 August 2020Newham Collegiate Sixth Form College students win places at Ivy League Colleges

The Times has written a feature on pupils from school in deprived London Borough winning places at top US universities

10 July 2020MICA finalist for BD Architect of the Year 2020 - Refurbishment Architect of the Year
26 June 2020MICA appointed for Vicarage Lane town centre redevelopment project​

Ashford Borough Council appoints specialist team of consultants for Vicarage Lane town centre redevelopment project

08 June 2020MICA shortlisted twice for RIBA Awards 2020

Lincolns Inn and Fairfield Halls have been shortlisted in the London Regional RIBA Awards 2020

07 June 2020Heritage summary for Keble College's 150th anniversary

MICA and Rick Mather Architects work with Keble College over the past 20 years features in the heritage piece written by Fay McLeod

03 June 2020MICA appointed onto Southwark Council Framework

Southwark Council has revealed an extraordinary line-up of teams selected for its ground-breaking new £10.5 million architectural services framework.

24 April 2020​MICA gains planning for 421 new homes for Croydon
15 April 2020The ​H B Allen Centre has been shortlisted for an Award for Design Excellence - Planning Awards 2020
10 April 2020​Architecture Today features Lincoln’s Inn Renewal in April edition

Architecture Today features Lincoln’s Inn Renewal in April edition

03 April 2020Celebrating Mansfield College’s outstanding outreach work

The Guardian asks how Mansfield College managed to admit 96% of it's students from state schools

27 March 2020Measures MICA are taking to protect our staff, colleagues and the wider community during ​Covid-19​ outbreak


10 March 2020MICA present ideas on environmental disaster resilience and the future street for the Mayor of Manila
04 March 2020Two MICA projects shortlisted for RICS Awards 2020

The H B Allen Centre and Lincoln’s Inn have recently been shortlisted for RICS Social Impact Awards 2020.

14 February 2020Planning permission gained for two new buildings at Pembroke College

MICA’s scheme received unanimous support for new education and accommodation facilities for the College

19 December 2019Fairfield Halls Features in Blueprint Magazine 367
21 November 2019MICA sponsors NLA Future Streets Programme

MICA is sponsoring New London Architecture’s new research study ‘Future Streets’ which officially launched last night

21 November 2019MICA commissioned for Fitzrovia feasibility studies

MICA has been commissioned to undertake feasibility studies for a central London site near Goodge Street Station.

19 November 2019MICA’s Stuart Cade speaks at Croydon 10 Conference

MICA Director Stuart Cade has spoken on a panel at this year’s Develop Croydon Conference.

18 November 2019Northgate demolition in central Oxford nearing completion

Demolition works at Northgate are progressing at a fast pace with the existing building nearly completely removed.

29 October 2019Fairfield Halls features in AJ Specification
22 October 2019Fairfield Halls makeover aims to re-energise tired part of Croydon

The RIBA Journal writes about MICA’s refurbishment of Croydon’s Fairfield Halls seeking to lure more casual footfall and revitalise the wider area

17 October 2019MICA present ideas on sustainable planning for urban communities in the US

MICA have been in Louisiana this week to present ideas to the Smart City committee on sustainable planning for urban communities

15 October 2019MICA present Fairfield Halls at Theatres Trust Conference 2019

MICA’s recent £42m refurbishment and extension of Fairfield Halls features at Theatres Trust Conference 2019 #CentreStage19

11 October 2019​MICA join AJ and AJ100 to talk about action on the climate and ecological crisis

MICA were one of six AJ100 practices who came together to explore how significant sustainability progress can be achieved by harnessing the power of collaboration and knowledge

03 October 2019H B Allen Centre officially opened by Duke of Cambridge

The H B Allen Centre at Keble College has officially opened with a royal unveiling by the Duke of Cambridge.

27 September 2019Fairfield Homes submitted for planning

MICA submits designs for major mixed-use scheme in Croydon town centre next to the recently reopened Fairfield Halls

25 September 2019Intercity Place receives planning permission

Plymouth City Council awards planning to MICA’s designs to redevelop a prominent 10-storey building near Plymouth Station.

19 September 2019Fairfield Halls opens its doors

Croydon has celebrated the re-opening of its iconic Fairfield Halls after an extensive refurbishment, re-modelling and extension by MICA

17 September 2019MICA chosen for L&Q Framework

The London and Quadrant Housing Trust has named MICA as one of the selected practices for its £50 million architecture framework

17 September 2019MICA wins redevelopment of Harpenden Public Halls

MICA has won an architectural competition to redevelop the Public Halls site in the historic town centre of Harpenden, St Albans.

13 September 2019MICA-led team wins Fair Field Landscape competition

A design team led by MICA has won an international competition to transform the Fair Field public realm in Croydon.

16 August 2019Mirazur named world’s best restaurant

Michelin starred restaurant designed by RMA (now MICA), has been awarded the World's Best Restaurant 2019

06 August 2019MICA showcase newly completed Centre Point basement with Jensens
02 August 2019MICA submit planning for Geoffrey Arthur Building at Pembroke College
29 July 2019MICA support NLA’s Future Streets Insight Study
19 July 2019Intercity Place submitted for planning

MICA Architects has submitted plans to redevelop a prominent 10-storey building near Plymouth Station for University of Plymouth

02 July 2019MICA joins Befirst Architecture DPS

Our team has been selected for Lot 2 for projects up to £100m set up by the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

27 June 2019​MICA appointed by University of Plymouth to redevelop InterCity Place
19 June 2019MICA proceeding with first phase of King’s College London Block 9

MICA are continuing work with King's College London and Mott MacDonald to develop designs for Block 9 at the Guy's and St Thomas’ campus

12 June 2019Northgate development for Jesus College starts on site
04 June 2019‘Public Housing: A London Renaissance’

New London Architecture launched their insight study on social housing in London this week, sponsored by MICA

23 May 2019Gavin Miller speaks to Future Cities about masterplanning approach to the greenbelt

MICA Director Gavin Miller has spoken to Future Cities Forum about the practice’s approach to masterplanning six new villages in North Harlow, Hertfordshire.

10 May 2019‘Mather to MICA’ lecture at the University of Oregon

MICA Director Gavin Miller will be giving a lecture on MICA’s work in architecture and urbanism at the University of Oregon today.

26 April 2019MICA continues partnership with University of Oregon offering ‘Urban Futures’ internship for 2019

MICA is teaming up with the University of Oregon’s ‘Urbanism Next’ programme to share and exchange knowledge through a summer internship scheme

25 April 2019MICA on shortlist for Fair Field public space competition

A collaborative design team led by MICA has been announced as one of the shortlisted contenders to design the new Fair Field public realm

16 April 2019To Err is Human - a new MICA story

MICA have written a new feature about our experience in designing for medical education and King's College London

02 April 2019New website launched for St Giles Square

Landscaping work at St Giles Square progressing and shops are opening for the major new public space in central London.

27 March 2019MICA talks ‘Connected Cities’ at Future Cities Forum

MICA Director Gavin Miller joined a panel discussion at Future Cities forum to discuss ‘Connected cities – planning and place-making’

22 March 2019Concrete Quarterly features White Lion House

CQ Spring issue admires the textile-inspired precast cladding of Centre Point's affordable Housing

19 March 2019The Hands Building shortlisted for RIBA South Regional Award

The Hands Building at Mansfield College, Oxford has been shortlisted for the RIBA South Regional Awards 2019.

02 March 2019White Lion House wins Civic Trust Award

MICA’s affordable housing project White Lion House at Centre Point has received a Civic Trust Award 2019.

05 February 2019MICA professional feature ‘Rebranding an architectural practice’ features in RIBA

The Royal Institute of British Architects has written a professional feature ‘Rebranding an architectural practice’ about our journey from Rick Mather Architects to MICA.

31 January 2019MICA talks ‘Healthy Cities’ at Future Cities Forum

Director Gavin Miller spoke about MICA’s work on St Thomas’ Hospital Block 9 + Prideaux Building for Kings College London at the latest Future Cities forum yesterday.

25 January 2019Hands Building shortlisted for Offsite Construction Award

The Hands Building at Mansfield College has been shortlisted by Offsite Construction for an award in the ‘Commercial Project of the Year’ category.

16 January 2019Back the Bakerloo

Following MICA’s initial strategic studies around the Bakerloo Line, Southwark Council, TfL and the mayor of London have launched a campaign to get the whole city behind the proposed Bakerloo line extension.

19 December 2018The Queen opens the Great Hall and Ashworth Centre at Lincoln’s Inn

Her Majesty The Queen reopens the Great Hall and unveils the new Ashworth Centre at the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn

14 December 2018MICA celebrates launch of Growth Lines exhibition

MICA celebrated the launch of ‘Growth Lines’ last night with a private view of the exhibition held for clients, colleagues and collaborators at the Building Centre

06 December 2018Gavin Miller speaks at NLA Transport Conference

MICA Director Gavin Miller spoke about the future of London’s transport infrastructure at New London Architecture’s ‘Joined-up London: infrastructure and development’ event last night.

29 November 2018Juliet Aston speaks to WIA about being a leading figure at MICA

Associate Director Juliet Aston spoke at WIA and NAWIC’s ‘Business NOT as usual’ discussion last night about being a leadership figure within a well-established practice.

28 November 2018St Giles Square Tree Planting

The new trees in St Giles square have been planted - captured in timelapse footage.

23 November 2018MICA speaks at Future Cities Forum on Arts and Commercial-led regeneration

MICA Director Gavin Miller spoke at the latest Future Cities forum about the transformation of under-utilised areas of the city into vibrant cultural + commercial destinations.

21 November 2018"Fair Field plays key role for good growth in London" Generation Croydon Conference

Progress at Fairfield Halls and proposals for the entire Fairfield site were on display and under discussion at Develop Croydon’s ‘Generation Croydon’ conference yesterday.

13 November 2018Growth Lines : an exhibition of work by MICA Architects

5th Dec 2018 – 29th Jan 2019 At Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT

08 November 2018Two MICA projects recognised at Oxford Preservation Trust Awards 2018

The Queen’s College New Library and The Hands Building both took home prizes from the Oxford Preservation Trust Awards 2018.

16 October 2018MICA designing a laboratory for Oxford Robotics Institute

The scheme provides an adaptable and high quality working environment for the ORI to meet their needs now and into the future.

11 October 2018MICA performing well at the Fairfield Halls

MICA Architects are making good progress on site with their project to completely refurbish and extend the Fairfield Halls in Croydon.

05 October 2018MICA wins competition for The Brewhouse Theatre & Arts Centre

Taunton Deane Borough Council and Taunton Theatre Association have announced the appointment of MICA Architects to redevelop The Brewhouse Theatre & Arts Centre on the Coal Orchard site.

04 October 2018Hands Building - one of the most recent striking examples of CLT construction

Discussing the global progress and growing popularity of Cross Laminated Timber [CLT] construction, the Timber Trades Journal recognises The Hands Building’s innovative use of CLT.

24 September 2018Chester Balmore features in BBC Drama Bodyguard

MICA’s award-winning housing scheme Chester Balmore features in the last scenes of the BBC’s new drama Bodyguard.

21 September 2018White Lion House highly commended at British Homes Awards 2018

The Sunday Times British Homes Awards has awarded White Lion House with a high commendation at this year’s ceremony.

17 September 2018Centre Point hosts London Fashion Week

MICA’s new transparent retail unit beneath Centre Point link bridge provided the backdrop for one of this season’s fashion shows during London Fashion Week.

11 September 2018MICA masterplanning for Bede's Senior School

Informed by our Living + Learning strategies, MICA have been appointed by St Bede’s Senior School to shape an ambitious masterplan to coincide with the schools 40th anniversary.

06 September 2018MICA give RIBA Lecture for Oxford Open Doors - Friday 7th September

Stuart Cade will be giving the RIBA Lecture at the Sir Joseph Hotung Auditorium in the Hands Building, Mansfield College Oxford. Lecture due to begin at 4.30pm.

28 August 2018Northgate House, Jesus College gains Planning
20 August 2018Gray’s Inn on site – demolition complete
17 August 2018West House shortlisted for Brick Award 2018

West Five Boarding House at Stowe School has been shortlisted for this year's Brick Awards Education Category.

06 July 2018White Lion House wins commendation at NLA Awards 2018

White Lion House commended in the Housing category at this year’s New London Architecture Awards.

05 July 2018White Lion House shortlisted for British Homes Awards 2018
03 July 2018Hands Building shortlisted for Structural Timber Awards 2018

The Hands Building at Mansfield College, Oxford has been shortlisted for Education Project of the Year at the Structural Timber Awards.

02 July 2018MICA hosts Open Studios as part of London Festival of Architecture
01 July 2018MICA Practice Profile, New London Quarterly - Kings of Context

New London Quarterly Practice Feature - MICA is pushing forward with city-changing projects like Centre Point and Croydon's Fairfiel Halls.

28 June 2018Bringing the world to Forest Hill

Professor Mary Beard and the Minister for Culture have opened MICAs new World Gallery at the Horniman Museum & Gardens in South London.

20 June 2018Official opening of MICA’s Hands Building and Bonavero Institute of Human Rights

Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Prize winner, and the Chancellor of the University, opened the new Hands Building and Bonavero Institute of Human Rights on Friday 15th June.

14 June 2018MICA highly commended at AJ100 Awards

MICA attended the AJ100 Awards last night where the practice received a commendation for its work with Eley Kishimoto.

12 June 2018MICA Open Studio - 29th June. London Festival of Architecture

Exploring identity through scale - MICA Architects are opening our doors to showcase our first year’s projects and how we work.

08 June 2018White Lion House, Centre Point Shortlisted for NLA Award 2018

MICA Architect’s White Lion House, affordable housing block has been shortlisted in the NLA Awards 2018 in the housing category

08 June 2018Hay Castle restoration project starts on site

The project conserves the historic gatehouse, keep and mansion in addition to the creation of new exhibition, education and visitor facilities across the 10,000sq/m site.

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