Resonant Architecture Zero Carbon


Resonant Architecture is a new practice founded on 20 years of experience. Specialising in residential, education, workplace and heritage, our work is inspired by landscape, cities, opportunity, the power of communication, the role of craft and the importance of place. 

Based in Oxford and working throughout the UK, we devote our time to understanding the needs and aspirations of our clients, and delivering beyond expectations.

Resonant Architecture provides solutions. Working with a diversity of specialisms across the fields of design, strategy, property, and analysis enables a seamlessly integrated approach to each project.

We relish a challenge. We pride ourselves on our ability to access in-depth knowledge of the built environment. We collaborate with experts, and innovate whenever possible.

Our philosophy has evolved over two decades, through practice, research and teaching. Central to this philosophy is that the success of a project is rooted in an idea, and secured through rigorous testing of that idea throughout the life of the project, using innovation and attention to detail. This approach informs every aspect of our work, from analysis and long-term strategic planning, to collaboration with specialist craftsmen and suppliers.

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Critical when dealing with the built environment is an understanding of context. At each scale of enquiry, the foundation of an idea, a solution or a proposal is sound research; information gathering and careful collation that allows the precise interpretation of data. For this reason this process is embedded in all of our work whether concept design, option appraisal, or built-outcome. The skills and data improved and acquired over time inform and support each area of our expertise.

Tom Dawson

Tom Dawson studied at the University of Cambridge and the Royal College of Art, graduating in 2003. He has worked with leading architects including Edward Cullinan Architects (Cullinan Studio), Branson Coates, Berman Guedes Stretton and Architecture for London, across a range of sectors and typologies. Alongside practice, Tom teaches the first year BA programme at Oxford Brookes University.


We are based in East Oxford, a 20 minute walk from the centre of the city, or just over an hour by car from Gloucester, Birmingham, or the West End of London. As you will see from our projects, we work both close to home and across the UK.

Client testimonials

Highly professional and efficient
– Alex Clarke, Blue Hop Ltd.

A great extension with lots of light… and reassuring support through the whole building process!
– Helen McCallum

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Image credit: Cullinan Studio