NOTO are an innovative and creative architects established by Alice Theodorou and Oscar Plastow, working across Greater London, Oxfordshire, The Cotswolds and the South East. After both working for a London-based architectural firm specialising in historical conservation, Alice and Oscar set up NOTO in 2019 and have worked together in partnership ever since.

Underpinned by a rigorous approach and understanding of innovative construction techniques, NOTO has a strong focus on the creation of contemporary, inspiring and beautifully proportioned spaces, and is recognised for the quality of its constructed works.

It is the celebration of this accent of craftsmanship and the Directors' informed understanding of the materials they use, that allows the studio to create conceptually driven buildings and interiors. NOTO use their extensive planning and construction experience to facilitate their clients' ambitions for their homes and to guide them through the daunting Design and Build process.


Alice gained her Masters in Architecture from The Royal College of Art and was awarded a Distinction for her final thesis project ‘The Future Will Just Have to Wait’; the project was published worldwide and was nominated for an RIBA President’s Medal. Alice has worked across the Architecture and Design disciplines in London, Barcelona and Lessac, and has facilitated design and architecture workshops for both The Serpentine in London and at VITRA’s Boisbuchet campus in France. Alice has been a tutor and guest critic at The Royal College of Art for ADS4 since her graduation.


Oscar began his career as a Construction Site Manager on large-scale conversions in Devon, before moving to London to study Architecture, where he completed his Masters in Architecture at The Bartlett. Whilst working for Chris Dyson Architects in London’s Spitalfields, Oscar oversaw the construction of various multi-million pound projects for the practice. His understanding of structure and material allows him to design intuitively and stay one step ahead of the construction programme on site. Oscar’s work has been nominated for an RIBA President’s Medal.

Oliwia Chelsom-WilliamsArchitectural Assistant

Oliwia joined Noto Architects in 2022, having previously worked for Sergison Bates in their London office. Currently studying for her RIBA Part III qualification at the Architectural Association, she previously studied at the University of Westminster and London Metropolitan University, where she achieved a distinction in her Masters degree. Having originated from an artistic background, Oliwia particularly enjoys producing conceptual images of the studio’s schemes, to better help clients visualise design proposals and further explore material choices.

Noto Architects