Bringing clarity to
complex environments.

Maynard is a global practice of strategists, designers and makers. Our multi-disciplinary team’s expertise span across; Branding, Wayfinding & Product Design. Our work is diverse, from developing a city-wide pedestrian wayfinding strategy, through to the design of a new collection of smart street furniture or a product range for a new Metro line.

People. Place. Product.

Our vision is to improve people’s experiences of the built environment by bringing clarity to increasingly complex spaces and societies. We believe that products, services and spaces should be designed to better the lives of the people who use them. This is fundamental to the long-term sustainability of a place and the wellbeing of its citizens.

User experience lies at the heart of our design process. We combine evidence-based service design tools with technical know-how, creativity and design sensibility to create products which not only improve the end user experience, but also provide commercial benefits to our clients and their stakeholders.

We call it Social Design.

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Aotearoa | New Zealand studio lead Guy Hohmann caught up with GridAKL recently in Tāmaki Makaurau | Auckland.

In this short film we talk about what underpins and influences our work locally and the benefits of having an international team with a strong commitment to outcomes which respond to the needs and identities of local people.

Maynard are proud to have been part of the dynamic and inspiring GridAKL community in Wynyard Quarter since 2016.



Our 2023 Highlights

What a year it’s been for our team. 2023 has been a particularly rewarding one for us, as many of our long-term projects finally became a reality. We’ve also had the opportunity to travel to awards ceremonies, design festivals and work in each other’s offices to experience the country and local culture. As we approach … Read More

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Active Travel in London

The number of cyclists in London has increased by 20% since the pandemic. In Transport for London’s recently published Travel in London report new data suggests that “investment in London’s cycle network is enabling more people to cycle”. Unlocking the potential for better health, lower pollution, and safer streets, walking and cycling active travel initiatives … Read More

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2023 World Architecture Festival

Huge congratulations to the team on another win for the Elizabeth Line. At the World Architecture Festival in Singapore last week the Elizabeth Line won for Completed Buildings: Transport. The award recognised the collaboration between Grimshaw, AtkinsRéalis, EQUATION Lighting Design and Maynard. This landmark project has laid the foundation for our team to continue applying … Read More

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