Multi-Award winning RIBA Chartered Practice

who we are + what we do

JFD is a Multi-award-winning architectural design practice, quickly becoming one of the leading design practitioners in Essex. Specialising in contemporary architecture. We pride ourselves in providing a service that is not only professional but exciting, interactive and engaging. We often encourage our clients to dust off their pencil cases and get scribbling over their drawings to create a truly interactive experience! 


Led by award-winning RIBA Architect James Furzer, we believe that every project is an opportunity to express our creativity, creating a beautiful, functional space and homes, to suit each individual’s needs, through design and construction. The result is bespoke environments tailored to client-specific briefs. 

James & JFD work with private clients and developers on various high-end residential and commercial projects, ranging from multi-million-pound bespoke house designs & refurbishments to multi-story flat and office developments across the entire UK. Our experience extends from design to project management. With over 10 years within the industry, JFD has developed a wealth of knowledge to resource for your project working alongside highly skilled consultants. 


featured projects

Forest Path

our studio ethos

JFD are continuously striving to not only produce environmentally conscious buildings, but to also reduce our own carbon footprint. To practice what we preach, we have teamed up with several local architects to share an office space together. With the studio space located within cycling distance from our homes, we have created a local design hub in which we can develop our design ideas, discuss planning strategies and share our knowledge. The studio is located at Ballards Gore Golf Course and recycles the old golf pro shop making use of the existing structure. Overlooking the practice putting green and the first tee box the studio blends gently into its natural surroundings providing a welcoming and friendly environment for our clients to visit and enjoy.

To further help our environment we have teamed up with 'Ecologi' to take climate action. Every month we provide funding to plant 12 trees to offset our carbon footprint. On top of this, with every successful planning permission received, no matter the scale of the project, we plant an additional tree! As our team grows and increases our carbon footprint we will further increase the funding to ensure our very own personal forest can offset the impact we have on our beautiful environment.

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