Sustainable Architecture in West Yorkshire


Fern Architecture is a small practice providing sustainable, comfortable and thoughtful Architecture.

I (Christopher Chapman) formed the practice in 2019 and I am an Architect with experience in sustainable residential Architecture. I am interested in high performance construction and have previously trained as a Passive House designer.

I have worked in practice in Yorkshire since 2014.


Fern is focused on residential projects, finding great satisfaction in helping a client to realise their dream home, be it through an extension, renovation or new build.

I believe in architecture of its time and place. This means taking a contemporary approach to design, whilst still responding to the location and local character.

Environmental sustainability is a key consideration in all projects and I aspire to provide sustainable solutions for all budgets and requirements.

why fern?

The history of the Fern name dates back to1937 when my great-grandparents opened a fish & chips shop at Fern Place, Saltaire called Fern Fisheries.

This shop changed use in 1969 when it re-opened as a furniture company called Fern Furnishings which remains trading within the Chapman family to this day.

More recently, I have been competing in motorsport alongside my dad under the guise of Fern Motorsport.