Oliver studied architecture at Cardiff and Westminster Universities, graduating in 2005, and registering as an architect in 2007. He has gained professional experience in a number of international architectural practices, including Johnson Pilton Walker (formerly Denton Corker Marshall) in Sydney, as well as Wilkinson Eyre Architects in London, before joining Design Engine Architects in 2011.
Oliver has a broad range of experience across design stages from competitions to on-site delivery, including working with a range of clients, from charities to universities, to commercial and housing developers. He has a detailed understanding of the complexity when working with existing buildings, including listed structures such as a major refurbishment of the Bodleian Library for Oxford University.
Oliver has excellent communication skills, and a particular interest and experience in helping clients and building users to identify and develop a design brief for a project during its early stages. He enjoys consulting with the project stakeholders throughout the design process to ensure the success of the final building in use.
Oliver currently works on a number of educational building design and masterplanning projects across the south UK and London regions. Including for London Metropolitan University, Berkhamsted School, and QEH school in Bristol. He has extensive experience across the HE and independent schools sectors, having delivered a suite of projects for the Arts University Bournemouth, including specialist technical facilities for Photography, design for wellbeing and support in a new Student Services Building, and adaptive re-use of student residential as converted to new design studios. He has been involved in the development of passivhaus projects including residential units for St Hilda’s College Oxford. Other clients have included Canford School for a new Library, a new teaching building at Radley College, and a Charterhouse School masterplan.