Sally Mackereth, who founded Studio Mackereth in 2013, has spent the past 25 years exploring how architecture and design can positively impact our lives and environment, recalling the rich narrative of the past, whilst also embracing the future.
As a graduate of the Architectural Association, she co-founded Wells Mackereth in 1995 and has since completed ambitious projects in UK and internationally. Sally, named by The Daily Telegraph Luxury magazine as the founder of one of the six best architectural practices in London, is known for the playful, but steadfastly rigorous way she designs. The materiality and scale of her work, which creates both a sense of tension and excitement is steeped in her interest in highlighting the patina of life, allowing a building to reveal its traces of occupation, choosing to treasure its wear rather than eradicate it.
Alongside running her practice Sally has embarked on a PhD, for which she has been awarded a full scholarship. This presents an opportunity to examine her architecture with a more academic, erudite eye.
In 1995 Sally taught part-time for four years on the Masters course in Architecture at the RCA with various architects including Sir David Adjaye and Dr Deborah Saunt. Sally has mentored many students through their RIBA Part II and III whilst offering a supportive workplace where students are encouraged to learn new skills and develop professionally.
Throughout her career Sally has given talks, had her work exhibited and been a judge on a number of awards programmes recognising the best architecture, architects, research and students. Sally has featured in various TV programmes and made contributions on BBC Radio 4 'Woman’s Hour' and also 'Front Row’.
Sally writes regularly about architecture and design including the attached feature on Eileen Gray in which she identifies with the female architect’s plight.