Clare Nash

Associate Lecturer (Technology Tutor)

Clare Nash is an architect is a chartered architect and founder of Clare Nash Architecture Ltd, a five-person, all-female practice. Specialising in rural energy-efficient architectural design, CNA’s focus takes inspiration from the vernacular.

Clare has studied vernacular architecture under Paul Oliver, Aylin Orbasli and Marcel Vellinga, both in the UK and abroad, and has a master’s in the subject from Oxford Brookes University.

She also serves as a RIBA role model, encouraging diversity within the profession.


  • Technology Tutor to Part 1 students
  • Examiner for the RIBA Office Based Exam

Memberships (and affiliations)

  • RIBA

Academic interests

  • Vernacular architecture
  • Ecological design

Selected publications

  • ‘Contemporary Vernacular Design, How British housing can rediscover it’s soul, published by RIBA Publishing, November 2016.
Clare Nash


School of Architecture

Oxford Brookes University
Headington Campus
Gipsy Lane
Oxford, OX3 0BP