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Extended Family (Part 2)

Posted on October 20th 2010

Lees Associates’ director Andrew Paulson became a father for the first time on 1st October when his wife, Sarah gave birth to the beautiful James William. Andrew is now back at work after two weeks with his new family, who are doing really well.

Congratulations from us all!

Lees Associates reveal latest thinking in office skins

Posted on October 20th 2010

Lees Associates’ latest eco-concept has been featured on

John Lees discusses his vision for an “eco-skin” that can be retrofitted to existing buildings, in particular office blocks. With a high-tensile lightweight self-supporting structure, it is designed to be future-proof  in terms of both environmental control and energy consumption through an evolutionary process.

Read the full article here.

Flavour of the month

Posted on September 7th 2010

Websites and news stories that have caught our eye this month:

Google StreetView with a difference. Users can upload and overlay historic photos over modern day images of familiar street views. Really brings history to life!

the-funcyionality-logoA multidisciplinary design collective that explores issues of technology, culture and economics, through considered research and tactile experimentation.

green-walks-logoThis is a charitable website that lists organised walks around London allowing visitors to see the beautiful architecture, waterways and gardens of our city. Walks cost £5 and proceeds go to Cancer Research UK and Oxfam.

A fascinating collection of photos of 1950s tube posters and adverts that were revealed during recent refurbishment works.

Extended Family (Part 1)

Posted on September 7th 2010

Lees Associates has recently strengthened its interiors presence with the formation of a sister company, Lambart and Browne. Operating out of the same office, the new company is run by exciting young prospects Freddy van Zevenbergen and Tom Browning, formerly of NH Design, with John Lees.

They have had an extremely successful first few months, securing several new projects including a private members club in Mayfair, a residential development in Victoria and a Regency ambassadorial residence near Regents Park. The procurement of their first project was completed recently for a delighted client who has invited them to do a proposal for another of his developments. For more information please visit their website at

Departures and Arrivals

Posted on September 7th 2010

Sadly Eliza Bell has left Lees Associates, but the good news is it’s to have a baby so we wish her all the best! To take over her role as Office and Accounts Manager we welcome Yvonne Williams to our team.

A huge congratulations to…

Posted on September 7th 2010

katie-2Lees Associates would like to offer a huge congratulations to Katie Page who is now a fully qualified Architect having passed her Part 3 exams. Well done Katie!

Fantasy Football

Posted on September 7th 2010

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Lees Associates would like to invite all of our friends, clients and colleagues to join this year’s Lees Associates Fantasy Football League. We will be offering a prize of a magnum of champagne to the winner, and our eternal respect. Just pick your team here and join our league with this code: 899068-199148. Good Luck!


Posted on May 19th 2010

John Lees has been interviewed on the leading website focusing on sustainability in the built environment, Building4Change. Click here to read the full article.

Congratulations Daisy!

Posted on February 17th 2010

The Happy CoupleSome of the best news yet to fill our Newsletter; Daisy got engaged this weekend being romantically proposed to on Valentines day…and she said yes! So a huge congratulations to her and Paul.

(…and on the same day Dave turned 30 so a very happy birthday to him!)

Flavour of the Month

Posted on January 13th 2010


The Crafts Council provides support for professional contemporary crafts people in the UK through marketing, exhibitions, their online directory and by their ‘Crafts’ magazine which comes out every two months.


Notebook is the AJ’s new blog showing some of the most recent inspirational designs, all carefully selected by the editors of Architects’ Journal.


Stair Porn is a web blog showcasing some of the most innovative stairs across the world. The image to the left shows the Maxxi stairs designed by Zaha Hadid in Rome’s new museum of contemporary art.

dzn_urban-adapter-by-rocker-lange-architects01‘URBAN ADAPTER’ BENCH

A new approach to city furniture is offered by Rocker-Lange Architects, creating their slender and beautifully formed ‘Urban Adapter’ bench as a proposal for Hong Kong’s urban seating.  It’s design allowed adaptability to its surrounding environment, providing it with invaluable flexibility in design.