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Oxford Architecture : Buildings

Key Architectural + Property Developments in Oxfordshire, England, UK

post updated 27 Feb 2020

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Architecture in Oxford

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Oxford Architecture. We aim to include the most interesting Oxfordshire buildings.

We cover completed English buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across Oxford. The focus is on contemporary Oxford buildings but information on traditional buildings is also welcome.

We have 2 pages of Oxford Architecture selections with links to many individual project pages.

Oxford Architecture : news + key projects (this page)

Oxford Buildings : A-O

Oxford Building Designs : P-Z

Oxford Building – Latest Designs

New Architecture in Oxford – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

Oxford Architecture Walking Tours launched by e-architect – 25 Oct 2013

28 Jan 2016
St Hilda’s College Oxford Design Ideas Competition

Images unveiled of the shortlisted designs.

St Hilda’s College, Oxford gort-scott-1

St Hilda’s College Oxford Design Competition

5 Sep 2013
The Florey Building, Queen’s College Oxford
The Florey building Oxford
photograph © James Brittain
Florey Design Competition Oxford
The Queen’s College, Oxford is delighted to announce the launch of the Florey Design Competition. The College seeks a dedicated team to restore and add new facilities to James Stirling’s modernist masterpiece, The Florey building, which is Grade II listed.

20 Jun 2013
Pembroke College Oxford Building
Design: Berman Guedes Stretton
Pembroke College Oxford
photo © Quintin Lake
Pembroke College Oxford Building
Five buildings and two quads have been added to Pembroke College, Oxford. The 5,500 sqm development comprises five buildings, which surround a large and a small quad. The £18m extension provides 100 student rooms, a lecture theatre, a café and an art gallery for the College’s collection of modern art. A new bridge links the original College with the new site.

14 May 2013
St Antony’s College Gateway Building
Design: Bennetts Associates
St Antony’s College Gateway Building
photo © Hufton+Crow
St Antony’s College Building Oxford
Construction has started on Bennetts Associates’ new Gateway Building for St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, a graduate college specialising in international relations, economics, politics and specialist areas of history.

26 Mar 2013
Radcliffe Humanities Building, University of Oxford, England
Design: Purcell
Radcliffe Humanities Building University of Oxford
photo : Andy Spain
Radcliffe Humanities Building
Building shortlisted for prestigious architecture awards: The Radcliffe Humanities building at the University of Oxford has been shortlisted for a prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) award and a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Building Conservation award. Once the home of Oxford’s first ever hospital, the Radcliffe Infirmary underwent a £10m renovation last year.

24 Jan 2013
Saint Antony’s College – Middle East Centre Oxford
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Saint Antony's College Oxford Building
image from architect
Saint Antony’s College Oxford
The Middle East Centre of St. Antony’s College is the University of Oxford’s centre for interdisciplinary study of the Modern Middle East. The centre was founded in 1957 and it is focused on research on humanities and social sciences with a wide reference to the Arab World and its geographic adjacencies.

12 Oct 2012
University of Oxford, Mathematical Institute
Design: Rafael Viñoly Architects
University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Building
image from architects
University of Oxford Mathematical Institute
Rafael Viñoly Architects is proud to announce that the University of Oxford is currently celebrating the “Topping Out” of the Mathematical Institute, a landmark for the site and sets the stage for future development. Construction began in the summer of 2011 and completion will be achieved in 2013.

30 Jun 2012
The Shulman Auditorium, Queen’s College Oxford
Design: Berman Guedes Stretton
The Shulman Auditorium
photo : Adrian Arbib
The Shulman Auditorium Oxford
The context could not be more challenging: with Hawksmoor spires behind it sits in the heart of the college facing the dons’ Senior Common Room. Yet the Shulman Auditorium is remarkable for its skilful combination of traditional materials with an uncompromisingly modern design and it became a much-loved part of the college from the moment it opened.

26 Jun 2012
Brasenose College Buildings, Oxford University
Design: Berman Guedes Stretton
Brasenose College
photo : Andy Spain
Brasenose College Oxford University
Brasenose College’s bursar has highly commended Berman Guedes Stretton’s recently completed work at the college, reinforcing the practice’s reputation for bringing exceptional design skill and imaginative space use to the most challenging historic buildings.

22 Jun 2012
Student Accommodation, Somerville College, University of Oxford
Design: Niall McLaughlin Architects
Somerville College Oxford
photo : Nick Kane
Student Accommodation Oxford – RIBA Awards 2012 winner
The demolition of the Radcliffe Infirmary exposed a long blank façade as the college had long turned its back on the hospital. An exchange of land allowed a development on this edge site containing new student rooms thus meaning the college can re-orientate its grounds towards a new Humanities faculty.

Oxford Architecture – Major Buildings

Major Oxfordshire Buildings, alphabetical:

Ashmolean Museum
Design: Rick Mather Architects
Ashmolean Museum
photo © Richard Bryant/ Arcaid
Ashmolean Museum

Chemistry Oxford
Design: Francis- Jones Morehen Thorp
Chemistry Oxford
image from architects
Chemistry Oxford

Middle East Centre
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Middle East Centre Oxford
picture from architect
Middle East Centre Oxford

Oxford Molecular Pathology Institute
Make with Nightingale Associates
Oxford Molecular Pathology Institute
picture from architect
Oxford Molecular Pathology Institute

St Clare’s College
Hodder + Partners
St Clare's College Oxford
picture from architect
St Clare’s College Oxford

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

University College Boathouse
Belsize Architects
University College Boathouse
picture © Nick Kane
University College Boathouse

University of Oxford Biochemistry Dept.
Oxford Biochemistry Department
image : Keith Collie
University of Oxford Biochemistry Building

Contemporary Oxford Architecture

Oxford Buildings – no images, alphabetical:

Oxford Academy School, Peers School, Littlemore
HKR Architects
Oxford Academy School

St Cross College Oxford
St Cross College Oxford, Design Competition – Shortlisted Architects

More Oxford Architecture projects online soon

Oxford Architect : Practice Listings

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, southern England, UK

Oxfordshire Architecture

North Wall Performing Arts Centre, St. Edward’s School, Summertown, Oxon
Haworth Tompkins
North Wall Performing Arts Centre
Philip Vile
North Wall Building

Lower Mill Estate: Architecture Competition, Oxfordshire
Building by Sutherland Hussey Architects
Oxfordshire building
picture from architect
Lower Mill Estate Oxford

RIBA Awards

London Architecture

St Catherine’s College Oxford architect : Stephen Hodder

Contemporary Interiors

Oxford Office Buildings

Oxford Science Park Offices
Oxford Office Building
photo from architect

Library Buildings

Oxford Square architects : Graeme Massie

Buildings / photos for the Oxford Architecture page welcome