Oscar Sainsbury Architects (OSA) creates honest, tactile and beautiful spaces that celebrate the value of everyday life.
OSA believes architecture is best realised as an interaction between the built and natural environments and that the landscape, climate and materiality of a place are fundamental to the design process. Our designs respond to these elements so that occupants are simultaneously protected from and propelled into the world around.
OSA works in diverse urban, rural and coastal locations and practices across a number of scales, seeing a value in linking the ideas of a single project to larger scale environmental and urban considerations. We do this through research into the existing site, surrounding landscape and cultural context, combined with an understanding of the process of making and building. This method is both theoretical and practical, and results in buildings that are thoughtful and considered in their resolution.
OSA offers a full range of services including feasibility studies, sketch design, design development, construction documentation, tender and contract administration. Oscar Sainsbury is a registered architect with the ARBV, an ArchiTeam member and combines practice work with academic research projects and teaching roles at Monash University.
OSA acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters on which we practice and pays respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging.