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 building design and masterplanning projects, including London Metropolitan University, Bournemouth University, and has recently completed delivery of a suite of buildings for the Arts University Bournemouth, including Photography facilities, a new Student Services Building, and adaptive re-use of student residential as new design studios. Other projects he has been involved with include independent schools, a Radley College teaching building and a Charterhouse School masterplan.