About

KYRF Architecture is a practice based in Norwich, we have a breadth of experience working on architectural projects across East Anglia and further afield.

With over 15 years of experience in practice, Jim  works strategically with clients, at a range of scales to find appropriate and engaging ways of making buildings, projects and places work.

KYRF works side by side with the client in a way that can be described as “stripped of badges”, building consensus in a shared spirit of open dialogue. The recognition that all those around the table  contribute to solving the problem is central to the success of the project.

Always looking for the clearest route to lead clients to the outcomes they desire, soft skills are complimented with many years of navigating the planning process, a firm technical grounding and an intuitive 1:1 understanding of construction.

Jim draws on tried and tested tools to enable clients to make well-informed decisions. Always with the project budget in mind, his eye for contemporary design in complex environments, combined with patience and tenacity, delivers high-quality design solutions in sensitive contexts.

Prior to setting up KYRF Architecture, Jim was an Associate and Senior Designer at Caroe Architecture Ltd a leading conservation practice based in Cambridge and London. Projects included private residential, master planning for a cathedral quarter, a new National Trust welcome building and car park, and as design manager for a new internal porch for St.Pals Cathedral. Jim is also a director of Cambridge Architectural Research.

In his role of Design Fellow at Cambridge University, Jim has the opportunity to reflect upon wider design practice and pass on his delight in finding simple solutions to complex environments to the next generation of young Architects.

Jim is equally happy on the drawing board, in the lecture hall or on a building site.

If you would like to discuss a project with him please get in touch, 07960 350 128.