High quality imaginative structures


JCA are a member of RIBA

JOHNSTON CAVE ASSOCIATES was founded in the 1960's by Nicky Johnston in London, undertaking high quality residential work for private clients across the UK but principally in London, the Home Counties and the West Country.

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In the 1970's he was assisted by architects Peter Cave and Ann Bessey and in the 1980’s they formally joined forces to set up an office outside Oxford. The practice grew rapidly and, with several major projects underway, it moved to its current Oxford location.

In 2009, the ownership of the practice was taken over by the current directors Rory Duncan MA (Hons) Dip Arch RIBA and Christopher Lawler BSc (Hons) MSt (Cantab). The directors lead their own projects and have their own areas of expertise, but steer an enthusiastic team in the field of traditional architecture.

Nicky Johnston continued as principal and figurehead of the practice until the 1990's, and he remains an influence and inspiration. Peter Cave became principal towards the end of the 1990's, by which time the office had an accomplished and impressive track record of major projects and was well-known in the world of high-quality residential work, including new-build houses. 

The Practice has has grown to 18 professionals with offices in Oxford and London. It has a combined architectural experience of over 250 years and a vast body of successful and award winning architectural work in its portfolio.

Profesional memberships
JCA is a RIBA Chartered Architectural Practice and the architects are registered with the Architects Registration Board (ARB). All are subject to the codes and disciplinary sanctions of the RIBA and ARB in relation to complaints of professional misconduct.

The practice also has formally accredited staff at RIBA SCA level, including a former SPAB/Lethaby Scholar, to undertake specialist conservation work.

Additionally there are two architects within the practice on the Oxford DAC list of Architects approved to carry out Church work in the Oxford diocese.

Company information
Johnson Cave Associates Ltd

Registered Address:
Henwood Studio
Wootton Boars Hill
Oxford
OX1 5JX

Registered in England, number 02051130
VAT number, 438 6924 13