Practice says accolade recognises “outstanding” international growth coupled with core values

M7 Cultural Hub, Msheireb Quarter, Doha (Photo Credit: Hufton + Crow)

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The M7 Cultural Hub at Msheireb Quarter, Doha, by John McAslan & Partners

John McAslan & Partners has received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade in the 2022 round of the business honours.

The practice, which was formed in 1993, said the accolade recognised its “outstanding” international growth delivered while remaining true to the business’s core values of design excellence, social value and sustainability.

Founder McAslan said a commitment to societal and educational issues was central to the practice’s ethos, with examples including building low cost, environmentally sustainable rural schools in Malawi and providing bursaries for architectural students and recent graduates.

“Within the challenging context of the world we live in, during recent years our practice has continued to develop significant collaborations both within and, importantly, outwith the UK,” he said.

“Winning the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade for 2022 means a great deal to all of us and reflects our team’s achievements and, importantly, our collective resilience and creativity.”

Dental School at Malawi College of Medicine  (Image credit: John McAslan + Partners)

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Dental School at Malawi College of Medicine, by John McAslan & Partners

The practice has offices in London, Edinburgh, Belfast and Sydney and is particularly respected for its work in urban regeneration and renewal.

Recent international projects include a group of new civic landmark buildings at the Msheireb Quarter in Doha; the rebuilding of the Iron Market in Port-au-Prince, Haiti; and the on-going transformation and extension of Sydney’s Central Station.