MA (Cantab.) DipArch RIBA AABC
Stephen is the founding principal of Oliver Architecture. Previously, he has worked for some of the country's leading historic buildings practices for over 20 years. He is appointed Cathedral Architect to Peterborough and Brecon Cathedral and is an AABC conservation-accredited architect.
Stephen is appointed architect to many churches, including Holy Trinity, Stratford-upon-Avon and Dore Abbey, as well as several National Trust properties. He is an architect member of Birmingham DAC and is an elected member of the Art Workers' Guild. Stephen has published his independent research on the Arts and Crafts Movement, for which he is a passionate advocate. His design for the reordering of the church of SS. Peter & Paul, Wolverhampton won the 2009 EASA President's Award. His competition-winning design for the new Royal Anglian Regiment memorial was unveiled by HRH Duke of Gloucester in 2010. His design for the extension of Holy Trinity, Stratford-upon-Avon won the 2017 RICS West Midlands Building Conservation Award.
BA(Hons)Arch PGDip Cons MCIAT
Matt joined Oliver Architecture in 2019 as Senior Chartered Technologist and was made an associate in April 2022. Having initially trained at the Leicester School of Architecture, he completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Architectural Conservation at Bournemouth University. Matt spent half of his working life on sites as a conservator for several well-known conservation contractors, before moving back into the world of conservation architecture in 2008. Since then he has worked for conservation architects and he has also worked for the National Trust.
Having worked on a wide range of historic building types, structures, monuments and historic landscapes, he specialises in traditional materials, methods and conservation techniques.
Recent projects include refurbishment and repairs of Oriel College and Magdalen College, Oxford, repairs to the Newman Library and North House at Birmingham Oratory and tower repairs and conservation at St. Lawrence Church, Evesham.
Marketing and Operations Manager
Anne-Marie has 17 years’ experience of working in the heritage sector, seven of which have been within the built
nvironment and construction industry. Anne-Marie's longstanding dedication to pursue a career in heritage is reflected by her Masters’ degree in Heritage Management from the University of Birmingham.
She has experience of leading companies' marketing
strategies, including digital content creation, social media, graphic design, and website management. She is also a professional photographer and has photographed many key projects over her career.
Anne-Marie's key commercial skills involve capturing organisations’ successes and values with engaging content. Through a dynamic and creative approach, my work boosts the organisations’ profiles and reputation, builds confidence
in current and future clients and, in turn, attracts and secures further work. Key to my approach is celebrating the
contributions of organisations’ professionals in a way that highlights their pivotal roles in projects’ successes.
BA (Hons) MArch
Charlotte joined Oliver Architecture in May 2021as a Part II Architectural Assistant after graduating from Birmingham City University. She has previous experience working on a range of commercial and residential projects during her Part I but took particular interest in conservation and reuse of historic buildings. Her Masters projects included an analysis of Chiswick House in London and a thesis scheme of temporary performance structures linking ecclesiastical buildings across Birmingham, which led her to pursue conservation.
Since joining, Charlotte has worked on a range of historic buildings including Phase Two of roof repairs to The Museum of the Gorge in Ironbridge.
BA (Hons) MArch
Lewis joined Oliver Architecture in September 2020 as a Part II Architectural Assistant, after graduating from University of the West of England with Distinction. He has previous experience working on commercial and residential properties as well as a number of RIBA shortlisted competition entries. His Part I studies at UCA Canterbury ignited an interest in the conservation and reuse of historic buildings, which he developed during his Part II studies with work at Bath Abbey during their ‘Footprints’ project.
Since joining Oliver Architecture Lewis has worked on a variety of historic buildings and monuments including Peterborough Cathedral, Castle Bromwich Hall and Gardens, Brierley Hill War Memorial, and Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon, whilst also developing the use of UAV within the practice for surveying and recording heritage assets.
Jay joined Oliver Architecture in January 2023 after completing her Master’s Degree in International Heritage Management and Consultancy at the University of Exeter in 2022. In 2019, she graduated from Anna University with a Bachelor of Architecture Degree and worked as a Junior Architect for various Architectural Conservation firms in India. Her passion for the conservation of historical buildings and documentation led her to the United Kingdom.
Since joining, Jay has worked on a variety of historic buildings including Long Warehouse in Ironbridge, Birmingham Buddhist Vihara Trust, and Longwall Street Gardens in New College, Oxford.
Charlie joined Oliver Architecture in November 2022 as a Part I Architectural Assistant after graduating from De Montfort University. He developed an interest in conservation and historic architecture while studying for his Part I, focusing his final Undergraduate project on breathing new life into a derelict industrial area of Leicester.
Since joining Oliver Architecture Charlie has been developing the use of UAV within the practice for surveying and recording heritage assets and producing rectified photography. He has worked on a range of historic buildings, including Magdalen College School in Wainfleet and St. Agatha’s Church in Sparkbrook.