Testimonials

Lees Associates are performing excellently on a challenging project. They are professional, committed, thorough and effective at every level in the organisation – something which stems from the top and can be difficult to achieve. Our clients and projects require a particularly high degree of flexibility and a collaborative approach making it essential for us work with a firm of this calibre.

Eoin Egan
Partner, WebsterHart


 

Lees Associates were appointed to undertake the detailed design and executive architectural role for the development of Camp End Manor. Throughout the process they worked tirelessly to ensure the correct standard of finish was achieved and effectively managed the coordination of the various specialist consultants involved. 

It was very important that the detail and execution of the design was handled correctly. Lees Associates managed this is an efficient and expert manner. The end result is better than I had hoped for. I would have no hesitation in recommending Lees Associates and their team to anybody.

Daniel Mateos
Partner, Werner Capital


“It was striking how all the attendees at your anniversary celebration had real warmth and regard for the practice and for the honesty and professionalism with which you work. I frequently heard the comment “they are better than the rest”, “we like to work with Andrew/Kathryn.”

Mike Coleman
Sir Robert McAlpine


“Lees Associates’ level of service, quality of design and professional conduct has been of the highest quality. Throughout the process Lees Associates have established themselves as a key part of the design team and I would have no hesitation in recommending them for future developments.”

Kris Britland
Savills


“I worked with Andrew Paulson of Lees Associates on one of the finest high-end residential projects in Europe, where Lees Associates were working as Executive Architects with the very best of interior designers – always a challenging role, but one which they performed very well.

They exhibit a positive attitude to problem solving and are prepared to push boundaries in order to achieve the desired outcomes, which often require some thinking outside the box. Communication, attention to detail and verifying elements are tremendously important and in this field they excel.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Lees Associates and look forward to working with Andrew and his team in the future.”

Jerome Bradley
London & Regional Properties


“In working with Lees Associates over a number of years on retail, corporate and residential projects, as well as the restoration of The Savoy front hall, I have always known that I was collaborating with architects who instinctively appreciated the context of our work as designers. Understandably, for most clients only the best will do and Lees Associates can be entrusted to identify what is best for a particular project and then deliver.”

Nina Campbell


“In acting as consultants on the restoration of The Savoy front hall, Lees Associates handled the architectural renovations with the perception of specialists, finding sensitive solutions which harmonised traditional features with the highest of today’s facilities. Such a project is always complex and Lees successfully managed the programme on a strict deadline with minimum of disruption to our guests.”

Lesley Knight
Savoy Group


“We have worked with Lees Associates over many years on a variety of project types and sizes and have always enjoyed our working and personal relationships along the way.

Andrew and Kathryn are always fully hands-on for each project and take great care in the design and coordination process at each stage of the project; something that is critical to the smooth running of the design process. This, along with a very high standard of design information, aids the on-site works and ensures an excellent quality of finish at completion.”

Chris Rowe
Slender Winter Partnership


“The key to a successful construction project is the accurate production and timely control of key information; with this achieved the optimum results can be assured. If an injection of design flair and ingenuity can be added to the mix then one has the making of a remarkable project. Since first working with Lees Associates in early 2012 I have seen that these attributes are at the forefront of their work and their art.”

Robert Archer
Selway Joyce Ltd.


“We have worked with Lees Associates on some prestigious London projects. Their eye for detail and design is of the highest calibre and we have always enjoyed our collaborations. Their ability to communicate and form strong purposeful relationships is key to their evident success. I would recommend Lees Associates to anyone who wants a brilliant job done with panache, style and humour.”

Richard Miller
Halstock Cabinet Makers


“The client is delighted with the product of your work. A fitting time for me to thank you for your contribution. I personally think that you have created an environment that will provide a quantum shift in the public perception of The Royal British Legion.”

Bob Painter
The Royal British Legion


“Lees Associates is a very creative and professional architecture and design practice. They really look after their clients’ interests.”

Private high–end residential property developer
London


“We worked with Lees Associates on an exceptionally high quality residential building for an owner occupier. The quality of their design and attention to detail was excellent. They were proactive and practical throughout the project, always looking for ways of working with other members of the team to achieve the optimum solution, which in turn lead to a first rate end product.”

Leslie Fair
Jackson Coles


“It was an enjoyable experience working with Lees Associates on this incredible project. Their professional approach and attention to detail, together with a dogged determination to get it right was a great help throughout.”

Wes Bradford
GVA Second London Wall


“Innovation, flexibility and the expertise to manage a fast-track design process were all essential when we brought four separate offices into one building in the City. Lees Associates proved they could think decisively on their feet, handling major design and space planning changes even as the fit-out was underway, without any reduction to the smart, efficient and contemporary result we had been promised.”

David Ninnim
Greig Middleton


“As a client I expect the design consultancy to listen well and then come back with sound advice – even if it’s not necessarily what I want to hear. Once the job has started, attention to detail is vital, attention to the budget is critical and attention to my company’s requirements is essential. It is a lot to ask but Lees Associates achieved it all.”

John Wallace
Ladbroke Clubs


“I am writing to express my appreciation for the calm and efficient support you have given us. The finished product is a testimony to the expertise of all those involved.”

John Frank
Banco Nacional de Mexico


“I have had the pleasure to work with Lees Associates for over 20 years.

Over that period I have always found them to be a design team with great vision and air which they have used at all times to deliver the best style and quality of product to each client’s particular needs and aspirations.

Lees Associates always produce good quality and thorough information in a timely fashion which greatly helps the other design team members and the contractor with their work and ultimately the successful delivery of the project. This is crucial when working as a team in order to meet programme and budgetary constraints.

Andrew and Kathryn have developed a nice team of designers who are enthusiastic, proactive and responsive to the day-to-day needs of a project. They have been of great help to us.

We would highly recommend Lees Associates as the “go-to” Architect of choice.”

Nigel Bellamy
8build


“It has been a pleasure to work with the Lees Associates team on a number of occasions, and we are continually impressed with their professionalism, problem solving and attention to detail.”

Nick Ellson
Quadrant Approved Inspectors


“We wish you all the best for the next 35 years. I am not surprised the business has kept growing as you are a dedicated and fair practice with client satisfaction at the heart.”

Pierre Bidaud
The Stonemasonry Company