Deddington tall vase of white flowers in a sleek airy kitchen featuring a wood stove

About Thinking Buildings

Thinking Buildings are a creative, design & ideas led architects practice. Our team of talented designers deliver fantastic quality projects throughout the UK from our Oxfordshire and Derbyshire studios. We combine beauty and function to deliver buildings which our client’s love.

We provide architecture, master-planning, interior design and project management services. Our practice has worked hard to develop its reputation for great architecture and its client focused approach. This has been acknowledged through repeat commissions, client recommendations and testimonials.

What we do

Our key skills are listening, thinking, designing, problem solving and converting our client’s vision into a beautifully designed reality. Our portfolio of work covers all types of residential projects with a recognised expertise for high end houses for private individuals. We are highly experienced at delivering a wide range of new build, renovation, conversion and extension projects. Our work includes projects for country houses and farm estates, small to medium sized residential developers and projects often involving historic environments & listed buildings.

One of our key strengths is our excellent track record of securing ambitious planning consents often in sensitive locations. We work with planners to win the best possible planning outcomes for our clients. A defining characteristic of the Thinking Buildings approach is that we aim to avoid adopting or repeating any one particular architectural style, aesthetic or default building solution. Our philosophy is that each design should be appropriate and specific to the physical context and the client’s aspirations and requirements.

Our designers are professional problem-solvers and we provide much more than drawings. We add value to the process through clear thinking and providing imaginative design solutions. We can assist with the approvals process, manage the build and most importantly keep track of your budget. We also help our clients build the project team using an experienced and highly skilled supply chain of other consultants, contractors and specialists with a track record of working together and consistently delivering successful projects.

Quality and client service are core aims of Thinking Buildings. We are a Chartered Architects Practice regulated by RIBA that ensures that we have the highest professional standards. Our practice operates independently accredited ISO 9001 Quality Management and ISO 14001 Environmental Management systems. We develop all of our projects in highly sophisticated 3D BIM software, providing our clients with realistic images, visualisations and interactive 3D models to clearly communicate the design throughout the process.

We hope that you will love our knowledgeable and engaging approach to architecture. Our aim is to create truly inspiring buildings that function well and that meet our client’s quality, time and cost requirements. At Thinking Buildings, we believe that it is the quality of thinking that is the truly fundamental ingredient to delivering a successful project.

Contemporary wooden clad corner bi fold glass Juliet balcony
Deddington grey white and brick semi industrial kitchen with metal stools at a breakfast bar and open metal staircase grey slate floor

Meet Our Team

Read about the people behind the scenes at Thinking Buildings

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