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October 2020

University of Nottingham - OSA Tutoring 2020/21

OSA’s Elena Thatcher is leading Studio Unit 6 on the University of Nottingham First Year Undergraduate Architecture BArch  Course.

September 2020

Virtual Conferences 

September is conference heavy! OSA are going to be attending the following events: 

  • Fabricate 2020 - Making Resilient Architecture
  • Planning White Paper and Public Heath Explained
  • RIBA Smart Practice Conference 2020 - Confronting the Climate Emergency
University of Westminster - Oral Examinations 

OSA’s Elena Thatcher is an RIBA Part 3 Examiner for the Univesity of Westminster, interviewing (and hopefully passing) a new generation of Architects. 

August 2020

New Project - North Nofolk

We’ve been appointed to explore a garden room extension to a detatched C18 cottage in North Norfolk.
Project Advisory - Hindolveston Village Hall

August saw us invited to advised on proposed refurbishment works to Hindolveston VIllage Hall.
Studio Trip - The Barbican Conservatory

Upsides of Covid, the Barbican Conservatory is open all day everyday for members of the public! We took the opportunity to take a studio trip there to get all the concrete and plant inspiration possible. 

July 2020

York Street design proposal delivered 

We’ve delivered our concept design for a contemporary extension to a victorian mid-terrace house within the Golden Triangle, Norwich, Norfolk.
OSA Talking to Scene Change about being pro active: Thursday 16th July 11am.

We were invited to talk to Scene Change as part of a panel discussing being pro active within the creative industry. Our focus was on our more installation-based self-generated projects; Outside Inside Upside Down and I Am Archive.  

June 2020

STEM Key Stage 1 Worksheets

June marked the launch of our Key Stage 1 Architecture based STEM worksheets. If you’re interested, send us an email! 
New Project - York Street, Norwich

We’ve been appointed to explore extension options to a Victorian mid-terrace within the Golden Triangle, Norwich.

May 2020

Ash Villa extension design proposal delivered

We’ve delivered our concept  design proposal for an extension to an C19th Cottage in Norwich. 
Ash Villa loft conversion design proposal delivered

We’ve delivered our concept  design proposal for a loft conversion in an C19th Cottage in Norwich.
End of Term for BA1 Nottingham

And thats a wrap for our BA1 undergraduates at The University of Nottingham. Its been a tricky past few months teaching online but we’re super chuffed with all our students. We wish everyone the best for their portfolio submissions in the coming weeks!

See our students work at the summer exhibition here.

April 2020

Site Updates - Church Street Frodsham

Site photographs of our stairs looking great and nearing completition in our Frodsham project up in Cheshire.
Staying Safe in Lockdown

Following government guidance we’ll be working from home for the forseeable future.

Stay Safe. 


March 2020

OSA is now an RIBA Chartered Practice!

Other Studio Architects is an RIBA Chartered Practice!
Site Updates - Church Street Frodsham

Our site up in Frodsham, Cheshire is looking great, we’re hoping for completion in the weeks following the Easter break - watch out for photos!
International Women’s Day! 

Happy International Women’s Day! Let’s look forward to a more inclusive and more representative built environment for all! 

Feburary 2020

Competition Entry - 42m2 

42m2 was submitted to the Architecture Foundation’s AntePavilion competition in collaboration with our friends at SG/A.
New Project - Norwich, Norfolk

OSA have been appointed to explore options of this handsome house. 
Teaching - Gresham’s Pre-Prep School

OSA ran a morning workshop for Pre-Prep at Greshams School. In the first half, the young architects aged 4 to 5,  designed their own houses and in the secong half we  explored structures through bridge building! 

January 2020    

New Project - Elmbank Gardens, Barnes, London

We’ve been appointed to develop the technical package for a contemporary garden room in Barnes, South West London. 
Studio Trip - Olafur Eliasson

We made the most of January to get as much inspiration as possible by seeing as many closing exhibtions as possible! First up was Olafur Eliasson at Tate Modern. 

Studio Trip - Bridget Riley

Mind blowing use of colour and shapes by Bridget Riley at the Hayward Gallery.

December 2019  

Studio Trip - Architecture Foundation’s Guided Tour

Christmas Trip! As part of our studio’s Christmas day out we joined the Architecture Foundation on their tour of Camden Housing South. Some amazing projects under Sydney Cook’s reign. 
Seasons Greetings from Other Studio Architects!

Seasons Greetings and a Happy New Year! 2019, you’ve been awesome, with huge thanks to our amazing clients, friends and family. We’re looking forward to 2020 and starting back with some exciting new projects!


November 2019  

Wighton Village Hall - Presentation to the Village Committee

We’ve presented our Stage 1 Feasibility Sketch Scheme to the Wighton Village Hall Comittee! The project was well recieved and we have our fingers crossed and look forward to the next stages. 
OSA at the RIBA Guerilla Tactics Conference

Other Studio Architects are at the RIBA Guerilla Tactics two day conference. 
Competition Entry - Teleportal

Our entry into the Waltham Forest Making Places Competition with SG/A. 

October 2019  

Flint House design proposal delivered

We’ve delivered our concept  design proposal for an extension to an C18th Cottage with in the Weybourne Conservation Area.
Wighton Village Hall - Plan in Principle Sign off by the Village Commitee!

We’ve had sign off on the principle of our village hall plan - we’ll be presenting the project to the wider committee at the end of November!
Teaching - OSA Tutoring at the University of Nottingham

Elena Thatcher is tutoring design on the first year degree course at the University of Nottingham.

September 2019  

New Project - Weybourne, Norfolk

We’re been appointed to design a contemporary extension for this C18th cottage in Norfolk.
Low Line Competition Entry with SG/A

We collaborated with our friends at SG/A to submit a proposal for urban greening of the Low Line, a viaduct which runs between Greenwhich and London Bridge. More information coming soon!

Church Streetm, Frodsham starts on site!

Our major refurbishment and extension of a Victorian family home in Frodsham Cheshire has started on site. Completion expected early 2020.

August 2019  

Planning Permission Granted!

We’ve achieved planning consent for a tricky change-of-use within Southwark’s Central Activity Zone, London.

New Project - Wighton Village Hall, Norfolk

We’re advising on the design and construction of a new village hall for Wighton, North Norfolk.
Planning Permission Granted!

We’ve achieved planning consent for our lookout on the North Norfolk Coast, we’ll be taking it forwards to technical design and RIBA Stage 4 in the coming months.

July 2019  

New Project - Beach House, Sheringham, North Norfolk

Other Studio Architects have been appointed to majorly refurbish and extend an existing single storey family dwelling in North Norfolk.

New Project - West London

Other Studio Architects have been appointed to undertake the detailed design for an extension in West London.

Design Development - Beach House, Sheringham

Initial drawing board sketches for a new build house in North Norfolk. 

March 2019  

The Lookout has been submitted to planning

We’ve submitted our lookout scheme for the National Coastwatch Institution into planning! The project is located on the beach at Wells-next-the-Sea in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.



Feburary 2019  

Other Studio Architects officially founded! 

After years of thinking about it and dreaming about it, Other Studio Architects has been officially founded!

Signal Box Arts CIC

We’re involved with helping Signal Box Arts CIC develop proposals for a Community Arts Centre in a soon redundant signal box at London Bridge.
Armadillo Room has been submitted to planning

We’ve submitted our little refurbishment scheme in the North-West to planning.

November 2018

Charred House submitted to planning

We’ve submitted Charred House to planning, a single storey, new build family home we’ve been designing at Hampson Williams - Fingers Crossed!


October 2018

New Project - Church Street, Frodsham 

Other Studio Architects have been appointed to refurbish and extend this little Victorian house in Frodsham, Cheshire.



September 2018

NCI Lookout design proposal delivered

We’ve been busy developing the design for a new National Coastwatch Instituion Lookout for National Coastwatch Institution, Wells. The site is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty overlooking the Port of Wells harbour channel.


June 2018

London Festival of Architceture - Walking Tour of Contemporary Bermondsey Street

We’re collaborating with the Bermondsey Street Area Partnership (BSAP) to run a walking tour of contemporary builidings on and around Bermondsey Street for the London Festival of Architecture 2018. Thursday 14th June 2018. Meet at London Bridge Station - Shard Exit.


May 2018

The Long House, The Lookout and The Small House Competition Entry! 

We’ve submitted our entry to The Broads Authority’s National Park and Vistor’s Centre Competition. More details coming soon!


March 2018

Light Fantastic entry to the Oxford Street Christmas Lights

We’ve collaborated with our friends erm. for the 2018 Oxford Street Christmas Lights competition run by the RIBA. See our entry here


Febuary 2018

I Am Archive shortlisted for a National Trust Award!

I Am Archive has been shortlisted for a National Trust Award in Move, Teach and Inspire Catagory! 


January 2018 

Happy New Year!

We’re looking forward to 2018! We’ve got some great projects for some great clients coming up! More about these soon! In the meantime here’s some Dan Colen at the Stirling Prize winning Newport Street Gallery.

I Am Archive at the NT Croome Court

We’ve checked up on I Am Archive at the National Trust Croome Court. It’s great to see it occupied and enjoyed by all ages. 


December 2017

New Website launched!

We’ve spent the past month having a refreash and here are the results!

October 2017 

NCI Lookout design proposal delivered

The Other Studio have been appointed to design a new National Coastwatch Institution Lookout for NCI Wells.

I Am Archive completed for the National Trust

I Am Archive is completed on site at Croome Court for the National Trust.


September 2017

New Project - NCI Lookout

The Other Studio have been appointed to design a new National Coastwatch Instituion Lookout for NCI Wells.

I Am Archive starts fabrication

I Am Archive is on site at Croome Court for the National Trust - completion due in September.


August 2017

Table for Tiles and Flowers

We’ve been designing a pair of tables due to go into fabrication in August.


May 2017

RIBA Schools Ambassador Programme

We’ve been busy running a workshop in Belveder Junior School as part of the Architecture Abassadors Programme run by the RIBA.


January 2017

AntePavilion Competition Entry!

Competition Submission! We’ve subitted our entry to the Architecture Foundation’s AntePavilion Competition, due to open to the public in June.


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