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Oxford Architecture Walking Tours

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post updated 13 March 2024

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Oxford Architecture Tour: Exclusive Guided Walks

Blavatnik School of Government Oxford Building design by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron:
Oxford Architecture Walking Tours - Blavatnik School of Government by Herzog & de Meuron
photo : Iwan Baan

Oxford Architecture Tours

Our Oxford guided tours are all tailored to suit each booking, we do not allow for bookings to be joined. Our guided tours in Southeast England are all exclusive to each client. These city walks can be combined with visits to Cambridge and London – each about an hour away by bus – where e-architect also have guides.

Contact e-architect to assist your office trip, conference, or university trip to Oxfordshire.

Investcorp Building Saint Antony’s College design by Zaha Hadid Architects:
Investcorp Building Oxford Architecture Walking Tours
photo © Luke Hayes

Oxford Introduction

Oxford is located in the south of England, about an hour’s drive northwest from London.

The most important new Oxford building from the recent decades is the Ashmolean Museum designed by Rick Mather Architects.

The Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre, Worcester College, Oxford building designed by Niall McLaughlin Architects:
The Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre - Oxford Architecture Walking Tours
photo © Keith Barnes

Key recent buildings that are well worth a visit on our Oxford Architecture Walking Tours include St. John’s College Building by MJP Architects, St Antony’s College Gateway Building by Bennetts Associates and Somerville College Accommodation by Niall McLaughlin Architects. Saint Antony’s College Middle East Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects is also a significant new architectural attraction.

Significant 20th Century Oxford architecture can be found in The Florey Building at Queen’s College by British architect James Stirling and the St Catherine’s College buildings by Danish architect Arne Jacobsen.

New Library, The Queen’s College, Oxford building design by MICA Architects:
New Library
photo © Jim Stephenson

Other key architects with work in the city include Powell & Moya Architects – at Brasenose College, and Christ Church College and Giles Gilbert Scott – the New Bodleian Library. All these feature on our Oxford Architectural Tours.

This historic English city is famous for its old and distinguished University. Like its twin city Cambridge it has much brilliant historic and contemporary architecture. Oxford is set at the junction of the River Isis and Thames.

Ashmolean Museum Building renewal design by Rick Mather Architects, London:
Oxford Architecture
photo © Richard Bryant / Arcaid

Oxford Architectural Walking Tours

Oxford Architecture Tours can focus on traditional or contemporary buildings or mix of the two. The Oxford Architecture Tour is typically an introduction to the city’s main buildings but it can be tailored to your group’s interests if you provide information to us in good time. We are usually able accommodate your group’s specific needs and architectural interests on our Oxford Architecture Tours.

Oxford Architecture : major buildings in this city

St. Catherine’s College in Oxford restored by architects Purcell:
St Catherines College in Oxford
image courtesy of architecture office

Oxford Walking Tours

Contact e-architect to book your Oxford architectural tour on mob. +44 (0)7952 149814 or isabelle(at)e-architect.com

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e-architect also organise Architecture Walking Tours in other southern English cities such as Cambridge and London. We also offer bespoke architectural walks in the English cities of Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and Sheffield.

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Contemporary Oxford Architecture

Masters Field Development at Balliol College designed by Niall McLaughlin Architects:
Masters Field Development Balliol College Oxford
photo © Nick Kane
Masters Field Development Balliol College Oxford
Masters Field Development is a significant addition to the edge of the urban centre of Oxford, comprising 228 bedrooms along roughly 200m of streetscape in total. It also represents the development of a sophisticated visual and constructional language which allows for the degree of repetition and subtle variation that is both necessary and appropriate for a single building project of this size and in this context.

Cohen Quadrangle at Exeter College – 2022 RIBA South Building of the Year:
Cohen Quadrangle, Exeter College, Oxford - 2022 RIBA South Award Winners
photo © Nick Hufton
Cohen Quadrangle, Exeter College, Oxford by Alison Brooks Architects has been announced as the 2022 Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) South Building of the Year.

Catherine Hughes Building at Somerville College on Woodstock Road designed by Niall McLaughlin Architects:
Catherine Hughes Building England UK
photo courtesy of Brick Awards
Catherine Hughes Building Somerville College Oxford
Named after the late former Principal of Somerville College, the Catherine Hughes building provides 68 study bedrooms for undergraduates, plus a new graduate reading room on the ground floor. It is a multi-storey structure constructed in the college’s old service yard between the Penrose building and the single-storey old school house.

New Buildings For Wadham College designed by architects AL_A – William Doo Undergraduate Centre and the Dr Lee Shau Kee Building:
Wadham College Buildings University of Oxford
photo : Hufton+Crow
Wadham College Buildings
The pair of new buildings will create a state-of-the art Undergraduate Centre on the Wadham site, as well as an Access Centre to accommodate the increasing number of visiting school students attending access and outreach events such as summer schools and aspiration days. The Undergraduate Centre combines a junior common room, café and bar and beautiful daylit work areas.

St. John’s College building design by MJP Architects:
St. John’s College Oxford

Somerville College Dining Hall building design by Niall McLaughlin Architects, London:
Student Accommodation Somerville College Oxford Architecture News
photo : 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.

St Antony’s College Development designed by 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.

University of Oxford Biochemistry Building
Design: HawkinsBrown

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