"When circumstances defy order, order should bend or break: anomalies and uncertainties give validity to
Robert Venturi, Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture.
Since 2008 Original Field has established themselves as an Architectural practice that specialises in projects that are expressive and engaging reflecting the complexities and contradictions of a contemporary world.
Our projects successfully negotiate complex historical, social and economic environments resulting in innovative and creative outcomes. In all
cases they emanate from clear simple ideas that encapsulate the essence of a project. In doing this our work celebrates the richness of our clients
The dialogue between architecture and place is a key interest to us. After further study and research we are expanding our skill set to now integrate
Landscape Architecture into the practice. On creating a dialogue between building and landscape we broaden the potential of projects to be sensitively integrated into sites. In creating a sense of place the architectural and
landscape outcomes work in unison to complete the act of Place Making.
The continued collaboration with consultants, contractors, artists, trades and specialist craftsmen contributes to our ever expanding network.
We are privileged to be surrounded by people that make the journey an enjoyable one.
Architectural Assistant- BSc (Hons)
Hissah has recently (2023) 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.
Andrew has been practicing architecture since 1996, working in Oxford; Brisbane and Melbourne, Australia; and Münster, Germany. In 2008, he was a founding director of Original Field of Architecture. A graduate of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Andrew has for many years tutored design at a number of universities and has extensive experience across the architectural profession.
Architectural Assistant- B.Sc (Hons), MArch, M.Sc
Bella joined Original Field as a Part 2 Architectural Assistant in 2022. She completed her Part I and Part II in Malaysia and has over 2 years-experience working in a social impact organisation as an architectural/urban designer involved in a range of regeneration and public realm projects. Bella completed her second Master’s degree in Sustainable Architecture Studies at the University of Sheffield where she was funded by the Malaysian Government and obtained a distinction.
Raghav is a qualified ARB Architect in the UK and completed his Part III from The University of Bath. Raghav has worked on a wide range of projects in Delhi, Toledo, and London before joining Original Field in 2020. Past projects include pavilions, luxury houses and commercial projects with a contract value of over £ 5 million. While at OFA he has worked on domestic extensions, and complex design and reconfiguration projects in a number of Oxford colleges.
Alongside architecture, in his free time he likes to design and make sculptures and to take photographs, which he has already exhibited in the UK and India.
Architect - BArch, DipArch, MALA, ARB, RIBA
Joelle joined Original Field in 2014 and was a director from 2015 until retiring in 2023. She is jointly qualified in Architecture and Landscape Architecture and now acts as a consultant to Original Field
Guy is a qualified architect who pursued his studies at Brookes University, specializing in sustainable design and building performance. With a rich professional journey spanning various architectural practices in Oxfordshire and diverse sectors, Guy's commitment extends beyond design excellence. He thrives on fostering successful client relationships, ensuring their visions are brought to life seamlessly. Passionate about design and always at the forefront of emerging technologies, Guy's innovative approach ensures that every project he undertakes is a testament to both creativity and sustainability. When he's not in the office, you'll find him on a paddleboard, embracing the tranquillity of the river.
Ellen joined Original Field of Architecture in 2023 as a Part 1 Architectural Assistant, working part time alongside her Masters in Sustainable Architecture at the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales. She gained her Part 1 from The University of Edinburgh, and later moved to London to work for a large conservation practice. She is very interested in retrofit projects and improving the performance of historic building. In her spare time, she likes painting, ceramics and hiking.
Peter joined OFA from Barton Wilmore where he was a director in their architecture team leading a range of projects from large scale regeneration masterplans through to individual buildings for both local authority and private sector clients.
Peter is an imaginative and open minded architect and urbanist who has great enthusiasm for collaboration and inventive problem solving. He is also an Associate Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University, and an External Examiner at Coventry University.
Sally joined OFA in 2023 as Office Manager involving Finances, HR and Administration tasks. She has enjoyed a varied career, working for printers, night clubs, builders, golf clubs, plumbers and a boatyard, waving her magic wand of organisation! Sally loves to cook, practice yoga and read.
Architectural Assistant- BSc (Hons), MArchD
Selin joined OFA as a Part 2 Architectural assistant in 2022. She completed her Master’s at Oxford Brookes University, focusing on social inequality in the city and homelessness. Her final project explored zero waste design on existing buildings using St Catherine’s College, Oxford. She has a keen interest in the impact of architecture and design on societies and on the behaviour of individuals. During and after her undergraduate degree, she gained experience by being involved in various residential and commercial projects at different stages in Turkey. In her free time, she enjoys painting, taking photos, reading, and walking around the city.
Olive is widely recognised as one of the most prominent and thought provoking leaders within the field of architecture, urbanism and design. When not doing this she likes to eat and sleep.