L E A S K   A R C H I T E C T U R E

Wherever we go and whatever we do, design is always with us- making itself felt in our lives. Physically, good design can go far to increase the efficiency of our actions. Spiritually it can add much to our enjoyment of things around us.
— Alexander Girard, 1949

I established  L E A S K   A R C H I T E C T U R E  in the summer of 2013 after practising in London for 13 years with three different architectural studios: ORMS Architects, Harper Downie and Buckley Gray Yeoman.  My passion and engrossing love for architecture extends to an insatiable interest in good quality design in all its manifestations.  I am always looking for a sense of elegance and order in any design solution, with a strict eye on the detail, proportion and the quality and harmony of the materiality.  Accomplishing high standards of design, from concept to completion, with a meticulous attention to detail is what I am driven by.  I am adept at delivering quality, award-winning projects, across a breadth of sector and scale, and developing good client relationships. This is central to what I love: no matter the scale or budget, it is the client, their brief and the collaborative process that imbues and drives the best design solutions.


I base myself in the coastal town of Margate, where the physical context, new friends and adventures enthuse me every day.  The excitement, ingenuity and fine company of this emerging creative hub is inspiring and motivating, with the added benefit of being situated along one of the most beautiful coastlines that bounds our country.  Alongside  L E A S K   A R C H I T E C T U R E  I have also been involved with the following:

  • Sessional Lecturer at UCA Canterbury, Architecture department

  • Vice-chair of the Margate Neighbourhood Planning Forum

  • Member of the Margate Conservation Area Advisory Group

  • Founding member of the Margate Design Collective

  • Trustee of the Margate Museums Trust


Helen Leask BSc(HONS) PgDip MSc RIBA ARB