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