About Us

Oberlanders is a multi-award winning Architectural Practice with extensive experience in the education, healthcare, bio-technology, scientific, residential, retail and sports and leisure sectors.

Established in Edinburgh in 1983 by Jack Oberlander and David Lawson, we have grown steadily and now have studios in Edinburgh, Oxford, Ardgay and Galashiels. 

We are committed to contextual, timeless, inspiring and simple, elegant design solutions which are also technically competent, prudent, practical and deliverable. We handle a broad variety of complex projects, from our largest to date with a value in excess of £120m, to projects of £500,000 and less.

We work collaboratively with clients, engineers and others, believing that our projects are enhanced through multi-discipline integration of design and construction. We have extensive experience of working with, and for, national contractors and developers and of team working on framework commissions for local and national public authorities. We utilise and regularly invest in the latest technology and management resources. Good design management is integral to our approach, enabling us to deliver the most complex of projects, on time and on budget.

Much of our portfolio represents repeat business from loyal and well established clients and we pride ourselves in consistent and successful delivery across a broad variety of project sectors.