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Need a Residential Architect in Oxfordshire?

AURA are award-winning architects located in London and understand both the culture and the historic heritage of Oxfordshire and its unique suburban architecture. We want to discuss your desires for a quality home and make them a reality for you while adding value to your investments.

From ideas, designs, planning applications and project management through to completion of extensions, loft conversions, home offices and cottage conversions, our designs are energy-efficient with clean lines and simple designs, filled with natural light and sympathetic to the surroundings.

We advise homeowners and property developers from Chipping Norton to Henley On Thames and assist them with optimising layouts to maximise the enjoyment of your property and a good return on investment.

AURA Architecture specialises in residential projects for extensions, loft conversions and refurbishments, see more about us in the video to the left.

We have vast experience working with homeowners and on property developers’ projects in the Home Counties and have earned BUILD Magazine’s accolade for the Most Trusted Residential Architecture Practice for our Cromwell Road project.  Our customer reviews on Google (4.9/5 average rating) and Houzz (5/5 rating) tell a story of their own.

Because of the mix of rural and city architecture reflecting ancient and modern history, the University of Oxford culture, biotech, the Ridge Way and the Cotswolds we deploy a sensitive approach to designs for clients to reflect the area’s heritage and add real current and future value to your home.


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7 Prescott Place, London

4.8 18 reviews

  • Avatar Jennifer VP ★★★★★ a year ago
    Overall great design and exceptional value for money. As a first time consumer of architectural services on what was a large project I can not emphasise enough the value add that we got from Ben, Sophie and the wider Aura team. The effort … More and detail put into the design and specification of works along with significant assistance in project management was commendable. As the project evolved it was crystal clear that we saved a significant amount of time and money as a result of having a comprehensive package and most importantly we got what we wanted on budget. Expectations were exceeded in terms of meeting deadlines. Accommodating design changes and assistance with the planning process was also first rate. I would highly recommend the team and look forward to working with them on the next project.
  • Avatar Harry Bucknell ★★★★★ a year ago
    Couldn't recommend Ben and his team more. We were in a really tricky position with our building project and Ben navigated us safely out of it. Superb guidance, great technical knowledge and what I really valued the most was the communication. … More Always got back to me promptly which makes a real difference when stress levels are high. Thanks Aura!
  • Avatar Louise Hancock ★★★★★ a year ago
    Aura Homes is a highly professional firm of architects that always have the clients best interests at hart. The quality of their plans and drawings is superb and their turn-around when making amendments well within expected timelines. … More For bespoke projects, their research and recommendations (both in terms of quality and costs) is superb.

Finding an Architect in Oxfordshire


Working with an architect can be a formidable sounding idea, particularly if it’s the first time you have ventured on such a project.  We want to ensure that your dealings with us are as simple and as clear as possible – we understand that the architecture lingo can get a little confusing!

With this in mind, we have created informative blogs, a helpful FAQ page, and a YouTube channel which is frequently updated.

Architecture fees can be looked upon as an excessive expense rather than the value that they can bring.  A good architect will use their knowledge to fully grasp your brief, while presenting recommendations to open up more possibilities.

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Cost of an Architecture Firm in Oxfordshire


We have a transparent, fixed fee structure, which differs from many architects in Oxfordshire who will generally charge a percentage of the project costs.

All the quotes that we provide are fully itemised, allowing you to make an informed decision on which architect you decide to use.  It also means that you can see how and where your budget is assigned.  Boosting your budget to its full capacity will allow you to achieve more of the items you would want in your new home.  However, we never like to see our clients go above their budget!

We thoroughly endorse getting all elements clearly laid out from the start of the project to ensure that you will not be left with any unpleasant surprises.  We are open and transparent and want to work with our clients to maximise the value of their homes while meeting their specific desires and needs.

Using 3D imagery is a great way to help visualise your new home. This is one of our projects in London.

We Provide Fixed Costs


We loathe unpleasant surprises which is why our fees are clear and transparent, and we carefully detail your budget for each step of the process.

NOTE: We do not currently work on projects with a contract value that is less than £150,000.

Book a Home Design Consultation with our experts – £200+VAT*

Within this consultation, we will discuss:

  • What your dream home looks like.
  • Your design ideas and how to add value to your property.
  • How to gain planning permission.
  • Any site constraints that will need consideration.
  • Anticipated building costs – here’s a useful blog on build costs.
  • How to hire the right builder for your project.

*This fee is deducted from our charges should you proceed to the concept stage.

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Adding Value to Homes in Oxfordshire


Extensions and renovations are a good way to add value to your home while simultaneously helping to create more space for growing families and adapting to work more from home in Witney, Banbury or Abingdon-on-Thames.

Within our property development and refurbishment projects we prioritise:

  • Maximising space both in dwellings and gardens.
  • Utilising natural light in original ways.
  • Simplicity and understated elegance.
  • Sustainable design and operation for the long-term.

AURA specialise in residential refurbishments, extensions, loft conversions, basement conversions and bespoke new homes with a high-end finish.

Get Started with your Architect


We provide a full architectural consultation. The combined experience of our team can take care of the whole designing and building process from start to finish including submission for planning permission and building control compliance to:


South Oxfordshire District Council

Oxfordshire County Council

Oxford City Council

Cherwell District Council

West Oxfordshire District Council

Vale of White Horse District Council


We are here to assist you with every step of your journey to your dream home.

Call us on 0118 309 0000 or complete our online enquiry form

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