Oliver trained at Bath University and the Copenhagen Royal Academy of Art. He joined Allies and Morrison in 1999 and became a Director of the practice in 2015.
Since joining Allies and Morrison, Oliver has been responsible, as Project Architect, for a number of high profile residential, conservation and arts projects, including the refurbishment of Blackwell, a Grade I seminal Arts and Crafts building in Cumbria. He was Project Architect on the design for a new secondary school in Nunhead, Southwark; and a new Academy in Elephant & Castle, Southwark. The two schools were procured under the BSF programme and both involved the partial retention of an existing building, along with new building elements.
Currently, Oliver is Project Architect for the design of a 280 unit residential development, part of a riverside development, Albert Wharf in Fulham. The design is also incorporating a safe-guarded wharf into the scheme. Oliver is also on the design team for a new office building in Bordeaux, France,