Placemaking

MYAA plays a significant role in the design of Cities, Public Spaces and Buildings with the intention of creating public spaces that promote health, happiness, and well-being.

We work at all scales – from the design and planning of small community projects to the implementation of strategic master plans that will impact on the lives and well-being of many people for generations to come.

By using placemaking not as a generic tool but something that is intrinsic to our design philosophy, we aim to provide better, more sustainable and community-oriented space.

We participate as Building Environment Experts with many institutions including The Design Council, the UK Commission for Architecture and The Built Environment which undertakes and helps shape our cities.

Much of our effort has in roots work of Jane Jacobs on The Death and Life of Great American Cities as well as Gen Gehl’s pioneering work but our approach is distinct and formed by our understanding of cultural space and identity and precursors to context.

As a practice, we are motivated by the idea of architecture as "urban landscape" and in this sense, we see cities and landscape as physical, political, social, cultural and economic spaces.