M D Archive

In later years the practice catered for a different type of social need and today M D A designs for a more ‘inclusive’ society; retail, residential and mixed use metropolitan developments and private domestic commissions dominating the portfolio. In 1986, almost 90 years after it was first opened, the Ritz Hotel was given an ‘Innovation in Steel Award’ by the then British Steel Corporation, for its innovative use of steel frame and granite cladding – a technique pioneered by the famous engineer, Sven Bylander.

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