We had a great evening last night catching up with colleagues, friends and collaborators and came away with the award for best low carbon project too! #oxpropfest
Say hello to OFA's new team member!
Say hello to OFA’s new team member – Hissah. Hissah has recently graduated from Oxford Brooke’s University in architecture with an interest in collaborative regeneration and circular design. Her work mainly explores how spatial interventions could spark social, economic and environmental rejuvenation. Outside of the studio, Hissah enjoys baking and photography.
OFA Opendoors -looking forward to seeing you!
Delighted to be a part of this year’s Oxford Preservation Trust Open Doors. Our Studio will be open on Saturday the 9th of September, showcasing the renovation of the Studio which won an OPT award in 2022. @oxfordprestrust #Oxfordopendoors
Today is the last working day for Joelle as she retires. Joelle joined OFA in 2014 and became a director in 2015. She has made a great impact on the practice and all of us who have had the pleasure of working with her. We will miss her professionalism, consideration, humour, support and ethical stance on all that she involves herself in. We wish her all the best for the future and look forward to some landscape architecture collaborations in the future.
City centre student living
Pleased to submit a planning application to retrofit and adapt an existing building on Magdalen Street into student accommodation. Wonderful location for city centre student living.
Yum Yum !!!
After our recent food tasting session, we are all set for our annual office summer party!
Food – Done,
Drinks – Done,
Music – Done,
Nice weather – in progress…
If you’ve been invited to the party, see you there.
Schwarzman Centre site visit
What an exciting site visit to the Schwarzman Centre!
This centre is the largest building project ever undertaken by Oxford University.
The Centre will boost teaching and research in the humanities at Oxford University and provide them with a new home which brings together seven faculties, the Institute for Ethics in AI, the Oxford Internet Institute, and a new humanities library.
Exciting Project coming up - Ancient Monument scanning!
LIDAR scan made with iPhone Pro of a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Interesting to see the application of this kind of tech to structures that are otherwise very difficult to capture.
Shortlisted for OxProp Awards for Wolfson !
We are pleased to announce that OFA has been shortlisted for OxPropFest Awards for Wolfson College Decarbnisation!
Practical Completion for St Clare’s
The new entry and Porter’s Lodge was handed over to St Clare’s today. It has been a tricky project at times, and the result is transformational for St Clare’s. The outside garden area is now open and welcoming and reveals the full frontage of St Clare’s main reception buildings. Thanks to a great team – St Clare’s, Benfield and Loxley contractors, Etch engineering services and Price & Myers structural and civils. It has been a pleasure.
OFA Garden party - no hats needed just sun, good food and cool drinks.
Last week OFA had the annual garden party to take advantage of the perfect summer weather.
Everyone contributed with their best recipes.
Jackson Building Decarbonisation update!!!
Planning and Listed Building Application submitted to decarbonise the Jackson Building (Trinity College Oxford) by replacing the fossil fuel-based heating systems with ground source heat pumps and increasing levels of insulation and airtightness.
OFA's day out to Stonehenge
This month OFA went on a road trip to the majestic and awe-inspiring Stonehenge. We missed the rain by few minutes and were able to enjoy our leisurely walks in the sunny weather on the grounds.
Looking forward to our next office trip…
OFA is currently working with Trinity College for the Jackson Building Decarbonisation, a Grade II listed building to improve the thermal performance of fabric and energy efficiency
A seminar titled A City on the Verge of Unprecedented Change
Peter and Andrew were with more than 150 property professionals gathered at the Sultan Nazrin Centre at Oxford’s Worcester College to hear from some of the key figures in the city’s development