Malachy McAleer is a practising architect and educator who in the past had a spell with SOM but from 1992 has run his own practice in South East London.
The practice is currently seven strong and works mainly in the residential field on bespoke houses and property development. Malachy specialises in the technical side of the profession, covering construction, structure and materials within a holistic approach in the context of improving sustainability in architecture and architectural education. Inclusive accessibility is another key area of his interest, whilst delivering professional studies.
Malachy became a RIBA chartered architect in 1986 and is the current chair of SELSA (South East London Society of Architects), the local branch for chartered architects in Bexley, Greenwich & Lewisham. As part of our partnership, SELSA is involved in judging the architecture and interior design environment architectures degree show annually at Ravensbourne, and awards the best student work at the show.
Malachy has been undertaking informal research on the artistic expression of segregation and separation in major cities (Belfast, Jerusalem, Nicosia) over the past five years with a view to progressing a formal thesis in the near future. Outside of mainstream architecture, Malachy has wide interests and involvement in art, culture and sports, dabbles in art at his studio next to his office within a group of artists' workshops in Lee Green.
Malachy McAleer BSc (Hons) DipArch RIBA PGCE