Planning approved for this 6 bed detached house, Cumnor 2017

AK Architects has provided professional design services in and around Oxford for the past 17 years.

Established in 2004, this small family business offers friendly advice in a non corporate environment. We can advise and assist on the entire building process, from developing initial conceptual ideas, through to detail design, construction and project completion.

Whether your preference is traditional or contemporary design, we can help bring your ideas to life. We have completed a wide variety of residential projects in and around Oxford and surrounding countryside. From extensions and loft conversions to new build houses and apartments. Whether you are a developer or a home owner. If you are hoping to build a new house, evaluate the development potential of your land or simply extend and refurbish your home, we can help.

RIBA Plan of Work

As an RIBA Chartered Practice, we follow the recommended stages of work. We will provide you with a written fixed fee quotation and full breakdown of our services, outlining the process.

Our services are offered on a fixed price basis for the 3 main stages. Choose to engage us for a single stage of work, or for the entire process.:

  • Stages 1- 3 Planning Application            
  • Stage 4 Building Regulations           
  • Stage 5 Construction Phase

Type of projects undertaken :

  • New build houses
  • Apartments
  • Property development
  • Extensions and refurbishment
  • Conversions
  • Change of use
  • ECO friendly design
  • Urban Infill
  • Corner plot development
Our Ethos

An initial free consultation provides an opportunity for us to meet you, visit the site and discuss your proposal.

Regardless of the size or timeframe of your project, you will want it to be completed as fast as possible with little to no complications. Our objective is to help you develop your brief and put forward some alternative design solutions that you may not have considered. We will look at your proposal and establish the design philosophy based on your priorities. Our experience of working in Oxford and surrounding area means we have a good understanding of what the planning office consider acceptable and what they like. We will advise you accordingly on whether a contemporary or traditional response is best suited to meet your requirements.

A building project can be a very stressful, time consuming and expensive venture. By engaging an Architect  to help you navigate and understand the process, it helps to take away some of the stress. 

Examples of Recent Projects

Contemporary extension to Victorian dwelling, Abingdon 2019

2 x 5 bed contemporary houses, Summertown, Oxford,  2016

View from the rear

New  'Cottage style'  5 bed house, Yarnton 2006

Front Elevation

Rear Elevation

Contemporary addition to character cottage in Steventon, 2020



Urban Infill Development

Proposed Development for 4 Apartments, Abingdon Road, Oxford,   Site Plan

Proposed Development Abingdon Road, Oxford, Street View, 2020

Proposed (CGI)


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We Are

Alison Burgoyne: BA (Hons) Arch (MMU), Dip Arch (UEL), MSc Computing (UEL), Part 3 Cert' Proff' Practice (UCL), ARB, RIBA

Philip Houseman: BSc Construction Management (Ox Brooks), CIOB

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