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28 Jun 2018
Castle Hill House, St Peter’s College, New Road
Architect: Design Engine
Castle Hill House, St Peter’s College, Oxford
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
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
photo © Jim Stephenson

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

22 Nov 2017
Global Leadership Centre for the University of Oxford
Design: John McAslan + Partners
Global Leadership Centre University of Oxford
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
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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
image courtesy of architecture office

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
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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 – 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

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 – 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
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
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
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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Ashmolean Museum Extension
Ashmolean Museum
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Ashmolean Extension

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




St. John’s College Building
Design: MJP Architects
St John’s College Oxford
picture © Peter Durant

St. John’s College Oxford – The Kendrew Quadrangle

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

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