Studio MAY was founded by Louis Mayes as a practice with an equal focus on both design and research.

Projects include a self-build cottage in the Peak District, an office inserted into a timber yard in Clapham, a workshop and artist’s studio within a Dorset AONB and a poured earth house in rural Ghana. Collaboration is key and MAY works between workshops, writing and designing.

Studio MAY’s research arm, River Walks, has conducted research into the estuarine and riparian relationship between the Thames and cities, manifesting itself in a series of walks and talks with the London Festival of Architecture. Louis currently leads undergraduate Unit M at Oxford Brookes University (Unit M instagram here).


Unit 15 Regent Studios
8 Andrews Road
London E8 4QN

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Louis Mayes
Architect ARB
Louis studied at London Metropolitan University, the Universtiy of Reading and the University of Cambridge. Following a degree studying the History of Art, Fine Art & Architecture, Louis worked with a range of practices including Karakusevic Carson Architect, Cottrell & Vermeulen, Clementine Blakemore and Emil Eve.

Louis writes for Architecture Today and is the lead tutor for undergrauate Unit M at Oxford Brookes University.

Alan Milliken
Architect ARB
Having studied in Caracas and Rome at the UCV and Sapienza respectively, Alan has worked with Jesus Tenreiro-Degwitz, Allies and Morrison and Clementine Blakemore amongst others to build a strong architectural background.

Lou-Adélaïde Feliu
Architectural Assistant
Lou graduated from Oxford Brookes University. Since then she has worked at NVBL, a small architecture practice in London. Having gained experience in residential and competition projects, Lou joined Studio MAY in February.