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12 Aug 2020
Rhodes House convening centre
Design: Stanton Williams, Architects
Rhodes House, Oxford convening centre
image : Picture Plane
The Rhodes Trust is pleased to announce it has received planning permission for a new development, which is designed by Stirling-Prize winning architects Stanton Williams and will provide Rhodes House with a world-class convening centre.

10 June 2020
New Life and Mind Building, University of Oxford
Architects: NBBJ
Life and Mind Building University of Oxford
images courtesy of architecture practice
New Life and Mind Building University of Oxford
The University of Oxford and internationally-renowned architecture practice NBBJ have unveiled the design of the new home for the Departments of Experimental Psychology and Biology, including Plant Sciences and Zoology.

21 Apr 2020
Ainsworth Graduate Centre and student accommodation pavilions, St Catherine’s College
Architects: Purcell
Ainsworth Graduate Centre St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford
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Ainsworth Graduate Centre St Catherine’s College
The new Ainsworth Graduate Centre is a striking circular design yet one that sits harmoniously in a location steeped in history. The building resides on the site of the original Grade I listed campus designed by renowned architect Arne Jacobsen.

Christ Church Visitor Centre in Oxford, England

17 Feb 2020
Somerville College Dining Hall Architectural Competition
Student Accommodation Somerville College Oxford Architecture News
photograph : Nick Kane
Somerville College Dining Hall Competition
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) competition for this constituent college of the University of Oxford, seeking a multi-disciplinary design team to develop innovative acoustic, lighting and ventilation solutions for the Grade II listed dining hall.

11 Sep 2019
Global Leadership Centre for Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Design: John McAslan + Partners
Said Business School Oxford
image courtesy of architects office
Saïd Business School in Oxford
John McAslan + Partners’ design to transform the former Osney Power Station into Saïd Business School’s new Global Leadership Centre for the University of Oxford, has won planning approval.

17 Aug 2019
St Antony’s College Development
Design: Bennetts Associates
St Antony's College Oxford Building
photograph © Hufton+Crow
St Antony’s College Oxford Building
The five-storey Gateway Buildings are a significant addition to St Antony’s estate, defining a new presence for the college on one of the main routes serving the city centre.

18 June 2019
The Clore Music Rooms, New College, University of Oxford Building
Design: John McAslan + Partners (JMP), Architects
The Clore Music Rooms, New College, University of Oxford building
photo : Hufton+Crow
The Clore Music Rooms, New College, University of Oxford Building
This new building provides a range of high-performance spaces for the practice, study and enjoyment of music, opera and drama.

17 June 2019
Headington School Oxford Boathouse Building, River Thames, Oxfordshire, Southern England
Design: Spratley & Partners
Headington School Oxford Boathouse Facility
image courtesy of architects practice
Headington School Oxford Boathouse Facility
Planning approval received for a new boathouse facility for one of the top rowing schools in the UK. The new building will provide a sporting hub with facilities for accommodation, storage and preparation for the HSOBC.

28 Jun 2018
Castle Hill House, St Peter’s College, New Road
Architect: Design Engine
Castle Hill House, St Peter’s College, Oxford Building News
image courtesy of architects
Castle Hill House Oxford Building
Design Engine win a new student accommodation project for St Peter’s College, University of Oxford following an invited architectural competition. Shortlisted architects practices included Allies and Morrison, Berman Guedes Stretton and Gray Baynes + Shew.

18 May 2018
Four Oxford Buildings Win Architecture Awards
Eight buildings in the South of England chapter have won RIBA South Awards from the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Big Data Institute, Oxford by make Architects
Big Data Institute Oxford Architecture News
photo © Martina Ferrara

Hubert Perrodo Building, St Peter’s College, Oxford by Design Engine Architects
Hubert Perrodo Building
photo © Richard James

New Library, The Queen’s College, Oxford by MICA Architects
New Library Queen’s College Oxford Architecture News
photo © Jim Stephenson

The Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre, Worcester College, Oxford by Niall McLaughlin Architects
The Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre
photo © Keith Barnes

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22 Nov 2017
Global Leadership Centre for the University of Oxford
Design: John McAslan + Partners
Global Leadership Centre University of Oxford Architecture News
image courtesy of McAslan + Partners
Global Leadership Centre University of Oxford Building
John McAslan + Partners has been commissioned by one of the world’s leading business schools, the Saïd Business School at The University of Oxford, to transform the currently unoccupied Osney Power Station into the School’s new Global Leadership Centre.

24 Oct 2017
Westgate Oxford Shopping Centre – the UK’s largest shopping centre
Design: Chapman Taylor Architects
Westgate Oxford Shopping Centre
image courtesy of architects
Westgate Oxford Shopping Centre
Chapman Taylor delivers Westgate Oxford, the UK’s largest retail development to open this year
Westgate Oxford, a premium destination in the heart of Oxford and just an hour from London, has opened its doors to the public.

16 Oct 2017
St Catherine’s College Building, Manor Road
Architects: Purcell
St Catherines College in Oxford Architecture News
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St. Catherine’s College in Oxford
Purcell, the UK’s leading firm of architects, master planners and heritage consultants, has received planning for extensive building works on the site of Arne Jacobsen’s Grade I listed St. Catherine’s College in Oxford.

16 Jan 2017
6 Pavilions – University College Oxford
Design: Belsize Architects
6 Pavilions University College Oxford Architecture News
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6 Pavilions – University College Oxford
This new student accommodation project forms part of a larger programme of work to develop a masterplan for University College’s residential annex in north Oxford.

2 Jan 2017
Weston Library Building News – Shortlisted for Mies van der Rohe 2017 Awards
Design: Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Weston Library at Oxford University
photo © James Brittain
Weston Library at Oxford University
Scott’s New Bodleian was designed as a storage facility for books with added curatorial accommodation. The building followed the typology of the Oxford quadrangle – albeit inverted so that the central ‘quad’ was fully occupied by an eleven storey bookstack, which did not meet modern archival standards for fire, environment, accessibility or distribution.
Mies van der Rohe 2017 Award Nominations

2 Jan 2017
Investcorp Building Shortlisted for Mies van der Rohe 2017 Awards
Mies van der Rohe 2017 Award Nominations
Investcorp Building – Middle East Centre at St Antony’s College
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Investcorp Building
photo © Luke Hayes
Investcorp Building Saint Antony’s College

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Oxfordshire Building Design News 2016

7 Nov 2016
Teaching Building for St Clare’s College, 139 Banbury Road
Design: Berman Guedes Stretton, architects
Teaching Building for St Clare’s College in Oxford
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Teaching Building for St Clare’s College
A new 7922 sqft teaching building for St. Clare’s College, a sixth form college in the centre of Oxford. The development designed by Berman Guedes Stretton makes expert use of the irregularly shaped site in a highly sensitive conservation area.

6 Nov 2016
New Maggie’s Centre in Oxford
Design: Wilkinson Eyre, architects
Maggie's Oxford Building
photograph : Marc West/Oxford
Maggies Oxford
The Maggie’s Oxford at the Patricia Thompson Building brings additional support for people with cancer across Oxfordshire. Maggie’s, the charity that provides free practical, emotional and social support for people with cancer and their family and friends, has celebrated the opening of its new purpose built Centre in the grounds of The Churchill Hospital, Oxford.

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Blavatnik School of Government Oxford Building News – RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlisted
Blavatnik School of Government Oxford Building Shortlisted for RIBA Stirling Prize 2016 – 14 Jul 2016
A RIBA National Award Winner 2016 – 23 Jun 2016
Blavatnik School of Government, by Herzog & de Meuron
photo : Iwan Baan
Blavatnik School of Government Oxford Building
The Blavatnik School of Government will house teaching and academic spaces which are supported by meeting, administration, research and service areas which are all connected by the Forum. At its lower levels, the building houses large public and teaching programs. The design is by the celebrated Swiss architecture studio Herzog & de Meuron.

13 Sep 2016
Incurvo House, Oxfordshire
Design: Adrian James Architects
Incurvo House Oxford Architecture News
photo : David Fisher
Contemporary House in Oxfordshire
The house is a viscous form petrified, an English butte which grows out of the organic folds of its setting. The strong sense of movement is expressed in the sinuous brick carapace.

2 Aug 2016
St Clare’s College Oxford Wins Manchester Architects Awards Building of the Year 2016
Design: Hodder + Partners, Architects
St Clare's College Oxford Building
photo : Peter Cook
St Clare’s College Oxford Building
The competition winning proposals comprises five individual buildings arranged around a new quadrangle, and woven between existing mature trees, with the listed building at the head.

27 May 2016
Florey Building Approval for Design by Avanti Architects
Florey Building Design by Avanti Architects
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Florey Building in Oxford
Avanti’s proposals to re-habilitate the Florey Building has been approved by Oxford City Council. The conservation led scheme which received wide support from Historic England, Oxford Design Review Panel and a range of Oxford Amenity Societies addresses many of the deficiencies of the design whilst strengthening the original organisation of the building.

7 Mar 2016
Tinbergen Building, South Park Road
Design: fjmt, Architects
Tinbergen Building Oxford Architecture News
image courtesy of architecture office
Tinbergen Building in Oxford
The University of Oxford has received planning permission for the refurbishment and extension of the Tinbergen Building designed by Australian architecture practice Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt). This follows a unanimous vote in favour of the scheme by Oxford City Council’s West Area Planning Committee.

5 Feb 2016
Oxford Brookes University Refurbishment
Design: Berman Guedes Stretton, Architects
Refurbishment at Oxford Brookes University
image courtesy of architecture firm
Refurbishment at Oxford Brookes University
Planning permission gained for the refurbishment of the Sinclair Building, Clerici Building, Former Library and Main Hall at the Headington Campus of Oxford Brookes University. The project is the first phase of the Universities Estates Strategy for the campus. It kicks-off a ten year facilities upgrade programme to deliver a campus that reflects the university’s world class teaching offer.

8 Nov 2015
Lighting of the New Student Centre, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane
Design: Speirs + Major
Lighting of the New Student Centre Oxford Architecture News
photograph : James Newton
Lighting of the New Student Centre in Oxford
The award winning New Student Centre at Oxford Brookes University is a 24,000 square metre £83 million project by architectural firm Design Engine, incorporating the John Henry Brookes Building (JHBB) and an extension to the Abercrombie Building.

Big Data Institute Oxford

Old Road Campus Oxford Building

Sandpath House in Oxfordshire

Oxford Brookes University John Henry Brookes and Abercrombie Building

Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Oriel College, Oxford
Oriel College Design Competition – 30 Jun 2013
Oriel College, Oxford has launched a design competition to find an exceptional team for a major project, estimated between £5-10 million, to reprogramme its social spaces and catering facilities. The competition focuses on the wedge-shaped area that lies between the Grade I listed Hall, Chapel and medieval wall running along Magpie Lane. The site includes the dining hall, bar and social space, kitchen and ancillary facilities.

St Cross College Oxford
St Cross College Oxford, Design Competition – Winning Architect – 12 Nov 2012
Niall McLaughlin Architects win

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Arts Centre at Lincoln College
Design: Stanton Williams
Lincoln College Arts Centre

St. John’s College Building
Design: MJP Architects
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Middle East Centre at St. Antony’s College
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
St. Antony’s College Oxford Building

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