About Us

Alex Oliver Associates is an architecture and design practice, founded with the belief that good design is not just a matter of style, but also of substance, skill and care. The team has extensive experience in the conservation, restoration and adaptation of historic buildings, and a particular interest in the design of new buildings in sensitive historic and landscape locations. Its expertise includes modern and traditional design; the common thread in its architecture is sensitivity and awareness of the context in which it is working. In all of its projects, the Alex Oliver Associates team undertakes a rigorous analysis of client objectives, site characteristics and the local context, combining this with innovative thinking, creativity and a great depth of experience. The team's ambition is to create fine architecture and environments through thoughtful and creative design, alongside the use of harmonious proportion and scale. The houses and gardens they create are characterful, practical, and carefully honed for contemporary life.

What services do you provide?

Architecture, Interior Design, Garden and Landscape Design, Project Management

How would you describe your style?

"We seek to craft buildings that are long-lasting, carefully detailed and that respond to their context. This approach combines our passion for the study of historical building design and our knowledge of contemporary construction technologies. From inception, careful thought goes into the use of natural light, choice of materials and finishes, along with the refinement of proportion and detailing. 

Alex Oliver Associates has particular expertise in 'New Classical Architecture'. These schemes encompass the beauty, elegance and apparent simplicity of classical architecture that the practice values, alongside the principles of symmetry, harmonious proportion & clarity of design."

Please describe a recently completed project or tell us about the bespoke service that you offer

"At Alex Oliver Associates as architects, designers and project managers we provide our clients with a bespoke service undertaking many different aspects of the design and management process of commissioning a new home.  

In addition to the architectural design, we provide interior, landscape and lighting design services. We work with our clients to assist them in visualising the spaces and creating wonderful environments which are both delightful and practical places in which to live."

Images 1, 2 + 4: Simon Maxwell