Oxford is one of the most iconic cities in the UK, abounding with ancient buildings, a stunningly beautiful countryside, and an inspiring culture. It’s no wonder so many investors are seeking out architects in Oxford to design, transform, or repurpose the incredible range of buildings in this exquisite part of the UK.
MarbleAir Architects have a unique understanding of Oxford’s heritage and culture and are ideally positioned to assist both commercial and residential clients in their search for the perfect property.
With a host of historically significant buildings such as the colleges of The University of Oxford that dominate the cityscape, employing the services of an architect who is sympathetic to the needs of this inimitable city is essential.
How would you determine which architectural business in Oxford would satisfy your requirements?
The right team understand how to work with the age and style of a building and will certainly have vast experience in dealing with the unique requirements of listed buildings in and around Oxford.
MarbleAir Architects proposed a strategy to regenerate one of iconic streets in Oxford – Blackwell’s Book Shop and Trinity College situated in Broad Street
With this in mind, would you want your architects to have experience in working with the Local Planning Committee (LPA), advice on CIL and any heritage-related matters? Of course, you would, and likely you would prefer them to have a sound knowledge of property investment in the area.
Your architect will have strong relationships with local mortgage and finance providers who can help to sort out your finances. Furthermore, their links with real estate and management agents will reassure you of the retail value of the property, as well as finding the new or next tenants, should you decide to rent out the property.
In addition, you will be able to turn to these professionals for their knowledge of high-quality bespoke building materials to suit your exacting needs.
Of course, a strong working relationship with local building companies is critical as these are the fine individuals who do the heavy lifting. Your architects will have a comprehensive list of reputable builders with whom they have experience of working and who can be relied upon for an excellent finish.
Oxford has rightly captured the attention of home and business owners, international investors, and academics. Understandably, these individuals and businesses have busy schedules and high standards.
Your strong business acumen will lead you to architects who will offer sound advice on investments, not wasting your valuable time on services and products which do not deliver their purpose.
Furthermore, your need for distinctive results will require an architect who, for example, appreciates how to make the best use of natural light to enhance a space, who can articulate your vision in a functional structure with its own mood and feel, and who can find the perfect balance of scale and aesthetics.
Adding to the cosmopolitan nature of our company, we can assist our clients in English, French and Polish.
Here at MarbleAir Architects, we appreciate that our clients require us to understand so much more than the external aesthetics of a building.
Indeed, our projects may be commercial buildings, heritage sites, homes, offices, or holiday apartments. This means that we need to not only consider the comfort and beauty within but be able to contribute meaningfully.
To this end, we proudly offer interior design services to our clients, successfully creating the most exquisite spaces to complement the architectural language. We have found that integrating functionality and stunning style under one umbrella creates a far superior result.
“Your space is not just about your location. Rather, it embodies what you need in order to find comfort; the rhythm and balance of a place which speaks to who you are.” Anna Dulnikowska-Przystalska
What can you expect when you invite the team from MarbleAir Architects to partner with you on your project?
“It’s challenging, but also very rewarding to design in single materials achieving unity, simplicity and elegance of the form. The simple elegance I very much stand for!” ~Anna Dulnikowska-Przystalska
Whether you need to make more space in your home, renovate an out-building into a beautiful home office, or make changes to a listed building, you’re going to be investing much time and money.
We appreciate this, and we know that you will want to deal with people that can not only do the job but who are great to work with.
To understand your needs and focus on your objectives
To offer innovative and creative solutions
To use tried and trusted contractors and trades
To deliver your project within the agreed time and budget
To assist with fundraising and project PR
Our team have proven themselves to be excellent communicators, imaginative and creative. We have a keen interest in the built environment, and we know what it takes to see a project through to completion, no matter the hours or pressure.
We know that design excellence is accompanied by a keen eye for detail as well as the ability to see the overall vision of what is ultimately sought. These skills exist alongside an analytical approach to people and project management, excellent problem-solving skills, and of course, teamwork.
'When I decided to remodel my house, I knew I wanted something a bit different. Anna designed a great new layout, which turned my boring 70's house, into a fantastic modern, light and bright house, doubling the size of the bedrooms, and opening up the downstairs, producing an area which, as a family, we now use much better. The red cedar cladding on the extension looks amazing - I have had many complimentary comments on the design, from passers by. Anna kept careful records of all costs, and the project only just crept over budget, due to some unforeseen costs. I would recommend Anna to others, as she has a lot of good ideas. Anna also managed the project, which made things a lot easier for me.'
'We have a successful working relationship with MarbleAir; they're driven by design and detail and offer enthusiasm in all their activities. We refer our customers to them and look forward to many years of delivering more successful projects with them.'
'Our dealings with Anna from MarbleAir have been nothing less than a welcome change! Her approach is diligent, resourceful, professional and the ability to take on board new criteria which may not be apparent from the outset. We look forward to working with her on future projects.'
"We would be more than happy to tell you, that our experience working with Anna has been very rewarding and professional. Each step of the process was very clearly explained and easy to understand. We gave Anna a considerable challenge to come up with a plan to convert what is a very boring and dated bungalow into something modern and eye catching. She has more than met this challenge. Its nice to have this opportunity to thank Anna for her patience and understanding when we asked her to change a few things along the way to achieve the final plan."
"Throughout the building works her tenacity and attention to detail ensured the whole process ran to plan. Indeed, the extension was built on time and within the budget! I would have no hesitation in recommending Anna in any professional capacity."
“We love your designs. Thank you for taking into consideration all of our various ideas, absolutely brilliant! I hope the planners have good taste!”
No doubt you have many questions to consider before instructing your architect.
Oxford and properties in the surrounding areas are very much in demand, and you want to be confident that you’re in the safest hands with an experienced and competent team.
Please feel free to book a consultation by calling us on (0) 1491 528912.