After twenty years of successful partnership Renato Benedetti and Jonathan McDowell have decided to pursue separate interests. Their architectural practice McDowell+Benedetti will be wound up from July 2016.
Renato Benedetti has formed a new practice Benedetti Architects and will remain at the same address in Hatton Garden. Jonathan McDowell has formed a new practice, Matter Architecture, in partnership with Roland Karthaus (Karthaus Design). Current projects and staff will continue in these two new practices.
Jonathan and Renato would like to thank all the clients, staff, consultants, builders and other collaborators who have worked with the practice over the years on so many successful award-winning projects. We greatly look forward to continuing those relationships in our new practices and delivering many more successful projects.
Church and reading room opens to the public
Burgh Island Pool House competition
Jonathan McDowell acted as RIBA Architect Advisor on competition to choose an architect for a new luxury hotel suite in a stunning costal location.
'Most beautiful' and 'most impressive'
Jonathan McDowell Appointed to Design South-East DRP
M+B Partner, Jonathan McDowell, has been appointed to Design South-East Design Review Panel.
Ian McMillan's poem on Scale Lane Bridge
World Architecture Festival awards 2015
Jonathan McDowell chairs jury panels for Health and Transport completed buildings awards categories at World Architecture Festival in Singapore 3-6 November.
Planning consent and funding approved for Princes Quay Bridge in Hull
2016 Great Place Urbanism Award finalist
The Academy of Urbanism has announced Scale Lane Bridge is 1 of 3 finalists for the 2016 Great Place Urbanism Award – winner announced later this year.
R. Benedetti to speak at CDW May 21st
M+B shortlisted for Bath Quays Bridge competition
Thrilled to announce we are 1 of 6 shortlisted teams for the Bath Quays Bridge competition.
Hull Civic Society present Scale Lane Bridge with two awards
Hull Civic Society presents Scale Lane Bridge with two awards: a Good Mark Award and the prestigious Steve Shearsmith Award for outstanding contribution to the city’s built environment.
Brunner Showroom shortlisted for the WAN Adaptive Reuse Award
M+B is Infrastructure Architect of the Year
We got it! In recognition of how our bridge designs have "been more than just a piece of infrastructure and become significant public places", M+B last night received the prestigious BD Architect of the Year award at an event in central London.
Jonathan McDowell judges World Architecture News Adaptive Reuse Awards
M+B Partner Jonathan McDowell was one of three judges for the recent World Architecture News Adaptive Reuse Awards, with John Assael of Assael Architecture, and Sandy Wright of Wright & Wright. Winners will be announced soon.
Renato Benedetti guest speaker at 'Bridging Disciplines' event in Bristol
As part of the architecture centre's 'Bridge 150' festival and exhibition, Renato discusses collaborative approaches to bridge design alongside Alan Baxter Associates and Knight Architects.
M+B shortlisted for BD Infrastructure Architect of the Year Award
We are one of six firms to be shortlisted for the prestigious award, which recognises practices with a consistent track record in a particular sector.
World Architecture Festival Transport Award 2014 awarded to Scale Lane Bridge
M+B Partners Jonathan McDowell and Renato Benedetti presented the project to the WAF jury in Singapore, where it was selected as Transport winner.
M+B has two projects shortlisted for the Blueprint Awards 2014
Brunner Showroom for Best Interior Project, Scale Lane Bridge for Best Public Use.
Living Waterways Award for Scale Lane Bridge
The River Hull footbridge has been awarded the 'Contribution to the Built Environment' Award by the Canal & River Trust, at an awards ceremony in Leeds.
Royal visit to Castleford Mill
Renato Benedetti on WAN Façade Award Jury
M+B Partner Renato Benedetti was invited to help judge the winning and commended entries in the World Architecture News Façade Awards 2014, following our win of the WAN Transport Award 2013.
Brunner shortlisted for World Interiors News Award
Terni footbridge and station project starts on site
Claremont Fan Court School masterplan wins consent
Brunner Showroom wins New London Award
Structural Steel Design Awards commendation
Scale Lane Bridge on WAF Awards shortlist
RIBA Award for Scale Lane Bridge
Announced last night at a ceremony in Leeds: Hull footbridge has won a RIBA Yorkshire Award.
M+B wins BAFTA
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts have appointed M+B to undertake a strategic masterplan of their grade II listed headquarters at 195 Piccadilly.
M+B one of 6 firms to receive an AIA 'Excellence in Design' Award
The American Institute of Architects (UK Chapter) has awarded Scale Lane Bridge an honourable mention award at their awards gala event in central London.
Scale Lane Bridge wins two Civic Trust Awards
Scale Lane Bridge announced as Winner of the World Architecture News Transport Awards 2013
Planning permission granted for tailor's shop and flats
New video showing Hull footbridge in action
Now open: Brunner furniture showroom
St Chad Street church starts on site
Scale Lane Bridge reviewed in The Observer
Rowan Moore’s review of M+B’s new opening footbridge in Kingston-upon-Hull.
Felix Mara reviews M+B's new Scale Lane Bridge over the River Hull.
Architect's Journal covers Scale Lane Bridge opening
First wave of Hull footbridge coverage hits the trade press
M+B's Scale Lane Bridge in Hull made the front cover of Building Design magazine today, as well as a great review in Building magazine.
River Hull Footbridge official opening today
Partner Renato Benedetti to judge international RIBA design competition
The competition is for the Salford Meadows Bridge in Greater Manchester.
Terni Bridge, Italy
New Church project gets go-ahead from Camden
Brunner Showroom starts on site
M+B has moved
McDowell+Benedetti has now moved to a newly refurbished office space in Clerkenwell. Our new address is 34-35 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8DX, new telephone number: 020 3475 7500.
M+B Partner appointed to new CABE Panel
Renato Benedetti has been made a Design Council CABE Built Environment Expert (BEE)
M+B wins Italian bridge and station design competition
M+B have won an international design competition for new footbridge in Terni, Italy (100km from Rome), and to refurbish Terni railway station.
River Hull Footbridge taking shape
Castleford Bridge wins 15th major award
Holburne Museum, Bath
RIBA Journal May issue features critique of Eric Parry’s Holburne Museum extension in Bath by panel including Jonathan McDowell.
Dolomite Bridge competition shortlist
Uttoxeter masterplan gets outline consent
Shoreditch development gets planning
Rhode Island bridge competition finalists
LFA 2010 exhibition
Olivers Wharf penthouse featured in '50 Years of London architecture 1960-2010' at London Festival of Architecture.
M+B Partner featured in BD
Article by Renato Benedetti in Building Design on his inspiration from the Pantheon in Rome.
Deutsche Bank bridge competition shortlist
Castleford in Turkey
Castleford Bridge features in 'Platform for Architecture' exhibition in Istanbul.
Renato Benedetti judges Scottish Design Awards
Jonathan McDowell appointed to new Yorkshire & Humber Regional Design Review Panel.
Public Space Award for Castleford
Castleford Bridge wins its 12th major award - for Public Space at FX International Design Awards.
Stirling Prize awards ceremony
Castleford Bridge wins CABE/RIBA Public Space Award 2009 at Stirling prize ceremony.
R&R Awards 2009 – two wins for M+B
Castleford Bridge wins 'Grand Prix' and 'Best-Designed Development' at Regeneration & Renewal Awards 2009.
Abbey Green competition shortlist
Lewisham almshouses competition
M+B projects in RIBA anniversary exhibition
Competition-winning designs for Uttoxeter Masterplan and Springboard Centre feature in RIBA 175 Years anniversary exhibition.
Rosebery Avenue gets planning
Planning consent granted for Rosebery Avenue redevelopment project.
Exhibition in Vienna
Springboard Centre project featured in 'Wonderland' exhibition at Architekturzentrum Vienna
Civic Trust Awards
Castleford Bridge wins Civic Trust Award as well as Special Award for Partnership.