Founding partner of Feilden Clegg Bradley is killed while felling trees at his Bath home.

Architect Richard Feilden, founding partner of top practice Feilden Clegg Bradley, has died at the age of 54.

Feilden, one of the industry’s most successful and respected figures, was killed on 3 January (Monday) after being crushed by a tree he was felling at his home near Bath.

In a statement, Feilden Clegg Bradley said: “Richard was a huge figure in all our lives, on a personal level as much as through our work together. He had an immense appetite for life and the next challenge. He brought enthusiasm and vitality to everything he did at no matter what scale and we were frequently left in the wake of the legendary Feilden energy.”

Feilden, who set up FCBA in 1978 with Peter Clegg, was celebrated among his peers for founding and maintaining a firm that was noted for its commitment to sustainability and placemaking rather than iconic buildings.