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Clare Nash Oxford School of Architecture Alumni Profile

DSCF6588Clare Nash is one of a few graduates to be featured in the Oxford School of Architecture Alumni Profiles on the Oxford Brookes University website. Clare Nash completed her Part 2 Architecture Post Graduate Diploma at Oxford Brookes University. Since then she has worked for a successful practice in Oxford called ADP, qualified as an architect, travelled abroad to carry out fieldwork for an Architectural Regeneration masters at Oxford Brookes and set up a successful architecture practice specialising in energy efficient design.

This picture was taken while researching New Generation Yaodong Cave Dwellings in China for my Masters. Read the Clare Nash Oxford School of Architecture Alumni Profile here.

July 1, 2014

New Book!

DSCF7386This week Clare Nash signed a contract with RIBA publishing for a new book:

Contemporary Vernacular Design –  A Local Approach to UK Housing.

This will involve some travel to European countries as well as around the UK researching new case studies.

June 15, 2014

Barn conversion into a dwelling gets thumbs up from planners

CNA are pleased to report the results of a pre-application for conversion of a barn into a dwelling and workshop has been supported by the local authority. This comes after the recent change to permitted development rights to allow conversion of a barn into a dwelling.

April 22, 2014

CNA attends Ecobuild

Clare Nash Architecture recently attended Ecobuild for the latest information on all things eco. As always there was an excellent choice of speakers leaving me running from seminar to seminar!

March 6, 2014

CNA features in Helmdon Voice

Clare Nash Architecture features in Helmdon Voice in a piece about the newly completed Jubilee Gates. CNA obtained planning permission and helped to organise the building of the Jubilee gates which form an entrance to Helmdon village. Clare Nash is standing next to Patrick Gartside in the photo, who built the wall.


February 10, 2014

Eco Extension

IMG_0042Construction is well under way for this two-storey and single-storey extension. A rainwater harvesting tank has been buried underground, this will feed the washing machines and toilets. 150mm (50% more than needed for building regulations) of Knauf Earthwool has been Continue Reading →

October 16, 2013
Eco Extension

Green Building Magazine



Clare Nash gave a talk at the AECB conference which features in Green Building Magazine

October 2, 2013

Bec’s Coffee Open and Running!

IMG_0029-lowI recently found time to visit Bec’s Coffee in Bridgnorth which has been open since May 2013. Clare Nash Architecture worked on this cafe refurbishment with the proprietor to obtain planning permission for change of use from a shop to a cafe. We also obtained listed building consent as well as building control approval. For such a small space many different authorities needed to be consulted including environmental health. Continue Reading →

September 27, 2013
Bec’s Coffee Open and Running!