About us

Brief History

Oakman Architecture was formed in 2012 by Nigel Coleman and Benjamin Smith to create a transparent, reliable, client focused and professional firm offering Architectural and Surveyor services to the Commercial and Residential property markets.

Previously working together as colleagues on various projects at a prestigious London practice, they realised that they could offer a practical, no nonsense approach to the industry that clients often sought. Both coming from families of joiners and builders and having grown up around building sites, they understood that transferring this knowledge into practical design would ensure successful projects for their clients.

The business now offers full in-house design and project management services covering inception through to build completion. Our ethos is to provide an efficient service that focuses on a balance of design and investment gains. We apply a professional work ethic and take care to ensure that our services are consistently provided to the highest standard.

Our Clients

A diverse client base

Meet the Team

Our Team provide a full service covering initial design, Planning, Building Control, Services applications CDM Health and Safety and Contract Administration. We partner with a number of specialists in Party Walls, Energy Consultants, Sound Consultants and Structural Engineers who add to the team as projects require. We also partner with CTG (formerly Clifford Tee & Gale) for larger scale Architectural projects.

Nigel Coleman, BA (Hons), RICS (Assoc), V.R.


Nigel Coleman, BA (Hons), RICS (Assoc), V.R.

Building Surveying, Contract Administration

Benjamin Smith, BSc (Hons)


Benjamin Smith, BSc (Hons)

Planning, Architectural Design, Building Control

  • CTG Consultancy - Partner for large & International Projects
  • SAP UK - Energy Consultants
  • Ben Segeth Associates - Structural Calculations

  • APC Surveyors - Party Wall Awards
  • APD Interiors - Interior Design
  • AF Surveys - Party Wall Surveyors
  • KP Acoustics - Acoustic Specialist