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26 October 2022MICA team exhibit at Careers event

MICA were delighted to participate at the Barnet Options and Careers event last month in partnership with Middlesex University.

29 September 2022Lancaster Spine features as placemaking exemplar in Department for Education publication
27 September 2022MICA participate at FUTURE CITIES FORUM Cultural Cities event at the V&A

Director Stuart Cade engaged in a round table discussion with leaders in the field, and cited recent experience in upgrading museums

22 September 2022Lincoln's Inn features in Country Life Magazine

350 years in the architectural evolution of Lincoln’s Inn, from 1672 to 2022

20 July 2022Horniman Museum & Gardens announced as Art Fund Museum of the Year 2022
07 July 2022Hay Castle Royal Opening

Hay Castle opened in May after a major renovation project lead by MICA

24 March 2022Topping out at Geoffrey Arthur Building 2

Representatives from Pembroke College, the design and construction teams attended the ceremony to celebrate

11 March 2022Breaking ground at Wellington College International, Pune India
07 January 2022Hertford College Library Gains Planning

Oxford City Council have approved both Listed Building Consent and Planning Permission for MICA’s design proposals to restore and extend Hertford College Library.

12 November 2021MICA secure planning for Clive Booth Student Village, Headington Hill Oxford

Redevelopment delivers an additional 570 rooms student rooms close to Oxford Brookes University's Headington Campus

04 November 2021Conservation of Blake Cottage in progress with recent success in AHF funding and HAR listing

Architectural Heritage Fund awarded The Blake Cottage Trust a Project Viability Grant to kickstart the process of conserving the Cottage.

15 October 2021Transport in London : Emerging future trends and scenarios, what can we conclude post Covid?

Gavin Miller, Director of MICA, is presenting a series of webinars hosted by London Society

Talk 3 / 3 will explore future trends and scenarios for London’s transport future

15 October 2021MICA appointed to refurbish 729-733 Old Kent Road

Southwark Council have appointed MICA to refurbish a heritage site on Old Kent Road

30 September 2021MICA appointed to design a new school in Pune, India the ‘Oxford of the East’*

MICA is working with Wellington College, who have partnered with Unison Group to open schools in India

03 September 2021London’s changing transport – how will the city adapt?

Gavin Miller, Director of MICA, is presenting a series of webinars hosted by London Society

Talk 2 / 3 will explore possible scenarios for London’s transport future

01 September 2021Fairfield Halls Winner of London RIBA Award 2021
26 July 2021MICA appointed to Scottish Canals framework

MICA is proud to announce that our team have been awarded a place on the Scottish Canals framework.

04 June 2021Peking University Business School Submitted for Planning

Planning and Listed Building applications have been submitted and validated for the redevelopment of Peking University HSBC’s campus at Foxcombe Hall, Oxford.

27 May 2021London’s evolving transport model and its impacts on the city

Gavin Miller, Director of MICA, is presenting a series of webinars hosted by London Society

Talk 1 / 3 will explore factors and trends exacerbated and accelerated by Covid, and how they impact on transport, property and movement.

12 May 2021MICA features in #BD50Wonders

As part of Building Design magazines anniversary series continues, Building Design's Architect of the Year, MICA, nominates architectural assistant Haziq Ariffin to pick his Wonder

21 April 2021Pioneer Infrastructure project gains BREEAM Very Good certification
11 March 2021MICA to host a series of talks in 2021 for London Society

Events will workshop London’s evolving transport model and its impact on the wider city

03 March 2021MICA feature in Open House Book – Alternative Guide to the London Boroughs

Associate Magnus Wills interviews Nicholas Taylor about his experience in Lewisham Borough

24 February 2021Lincoln’s Inn Great Hall and Library wins AJ Retrofit Award
23 February 2021H B Allen Recognised in OPT Awards 2021
22 February 2021MICA Presenting at International conference Urbanism Next March 2021

17th March 2021 09:00AM - 11:30AM (Pacific)

19 February 2021MICA make Highgate Cemetery Competition shortlist
17 February 2021MICA nominated in RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence 2021

Density Study for London Legacy Development Corporation has been nominated for prestigious planning industry award

28 January 2021National Museums Liverpool cultural masterplan commission
16 December 2020MICA make Leeds City Square shortlist

The RIBA has named five teams shortlisted to transform Leeds City Square into a major new public space reflecting the settlement's ‘cultural richness’ and ‘climate change ambitions’.

07 December 2020Oxford Brookes University Student Village

MICA have been appointed to design a new Student village in a prominent site in Oxford

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 for shops.

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

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