Fit Architects is a chartered architectural practice based in Bristol with a growing reputation for unlocking the potential of challenging sites.

We provide architectural design services specifically tailored to the specific needs of our clients and the unique constraints of each project. The practice draws on the skills and wide experience of its principal, who has worked in senior positions in nationally and internationally recognised award winning practices.


Richard Castor Jeffery - Director

MA DipArch (Cantab) RIBA

Richard studied architecture at Cambridge University, and since then has gained over 20 years experience working in some of the country’s leading architectural practices.

Before establishing Fit Architects in 2009, Richard was a Senior Associate at Ferguson Mann Architects in Bristol, where he was responsible for the design and delivery of some of the practice’s key projects. Prior to this, Richard worked for a number of internationally recognised award-winning practices, notably Bennetts Associates, David Chipperfield Architects, Rick Mather Architects and Tim Ronalds Architects in London. He also spent two years in Dublin working for O’Donnell & Tuomey Architects, winners of the 2015 RIBA Royal Gold Medal.

Richard’s experience spans a wide range of sectors, including residential, arts & leisure, education and commercial. Projects of note that Richard has been involved with at previous practices include: the award-winning Blackwood Golf Club and Photographic Centre with O’Donnell & Tuomey in Ireland; ISMA Centre, Reading with Rick Mather Architects; Circus Restaurant with David Chipperfield; the Annie Lawson Special-Needs School, London with Bennetts Associates and Lake Shore for Urban Splash with FMA in Bristol.

A skilled designer, model-maker, draughtsman and visualiser, Richard has had work exhibited across Europe, including at the Royal Academy in London.

  1. Lake Shore, Bristol for Urban Splash - FMA Architects
  2. National Photographic Archives, Dublin - O'Donnell & Tuomey Architects
  3. Circus Restaurant, London - David Chipperfield Architects
  4. Blackwood Golf Centre, Bangor NI - O'Donnell & Tuomey Architects