About Us


Practice Overview

Nick Cox Architects was established in 2006 and is based just north of Oxford.  The practice specialises in the repair and conservation of historic buildings and the design of new buildings in a historic context.  The conservation philosophy of the practice is grounded in developing a proper understanding of the historic fabric and carrying out thoughtful repairs and conservation.

The practice’s approach to new design is rooted in an understanding of materials and their behaviour over time – knowledge of which principally derives from work on historic buildings. Using traditional materials and methods is often not only sustainable but, when combined, contemporary materials and design can be visually exciting for users of the building.

The practice comprises eight Architects, a fully qualified Architectural Technician and a secretary. The practice undertakes a diverse range of projects, varying from ecclesiastical work to residential refurbishment and the conservation of stately homes and landscape buildings. In addition to striving for excellence in conservation work, the practice has experience in a variety of projects that combine new architectural design with, and adjacent to, historic buildings.

Quality Assurance

As a practice we value high quality in the design and execution of our work. This runs from early feasibility stages through to project completion. 

Sustainable Design

Designs evolve with the site and context always in mind and we encourage the use of sustainable alternatives and methods where appropriate to do so. The practice is a member of The Green Register.

A commitment to training and engagement opportunities

The practice is committed to promoting educational opportunities internally as well as to external groups and societies (including the SPAB, Oxfordshire Architectural and Historical Society, RIBA Mentoring Scheme)