111 2018 Architecture Awards Build As a result of this client focused approach, MCM’s work has achieved multiple awards and many of the firm’s clients have long term relationships with the firm. This collaborative approach is crucial to the firm’s ongoing success, and as such MCM have established alliance partners in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Its work takes the team to a growing diversity of locations. The practice’s growing global network of collaborators ensures that it can deliver a consistent product to its clients around the world. Recently, MCM has completed project for global media agency, Havas Media, located in London, which is just one example of the firm’s innovative approach in action, successfully bringing together people, space, technology and brand. MCM reimagined the modern office with Havas UK’s award-winning headquarters at London’s Pancras Square. The new scheme has won the regional British Council for Offices (BCO) “Best Fit Out of Workplace” Award 2018. Spanning 167,000 sf, the ‘vertical village’ is home to over 25 different agencies and a creative community bringing together over 1,700 people under one roof. The complex design and extensive renovations included a wide array of design features, including 10 new staircases, arranged in a way that no stair connects more than two floors at one place, which directs the flow of people through shared common areas; and a dynamic, 200-person auditorium dubbed The Forum; as well as open-plan working areas. MCM’s Design Director, Sean Hatcher commented on the project and how the outcome reflects the success of his firm’s approach. “Havas wanted the design itself to connect people throughout the building to make these chance meetings—these collisions—happen. So, we created the Havas Vertical Village: a new Havas creative community within a building that moves, meets and enjoys each other’s company. People are proud of the space; it gives them a buzz.” Looking ahead, MCM is continuing to enhance its team and build upon its current success so that it can continue to offer clients the award-winning solutions that they have come to expect.