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Office S&M, founded by OBM Hugh McEwen, win multiple awards

Architect and OBM Hugh McEwen (1994-05) is the successful co-founder of the Office S&M architecture practice, which won multiple awards in 2020.
1 Feb 2021
Written by Sophie Curtis
Alumni News
Hugh McEwen (left) and the Office S&M team.
Hugh McEwen (left) and the Office S&M team.

Architect and OBM Hugh McEwen (1994-05) is the successful co–founder of the Office S&M architecture practice, which in 2020 won both Building Design’s ‘Young Architect of the Year Award’ and the Architect’s Journal ’40 under 40 Award’.  

Office S&M was created seven years ago by Hugh and his business partner Catrina Stewart. Since then, the practice has expanded to include two more members; Beth Bird and Boulerin Adepipe.  

The team are known for their experimental approach and creative use of materials, with a particular interest in recycling and reimagining old items. Their work is bold and colourful, creating extraordinary spaces for everyday use. Pictured here are the team at Office S&M and some examples of the work they have put out in the last few years.  

Hugh personally won the Royal Institute of British Architect’s ‘Rising Star Award’ in 2019. The prestigious ‘Rising Star Award’ celebrates talented individuals who demonstrate an impressive level of dedication, passion, and confidence in their work. Speaking of this award, Hugh commented: “To be recognised as one of the top emerging architects in the UK, with a focus on how we are collaboratively designing and delivering buildings differently, was a real boost.”  

We offer our congratulations to Hugh McEwen and the whole team at Office S&M and look forward to seeing what they do next.

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