Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

New practices: LEEP Architects

  • Comment

The latest in a series of practice profiles looking at architects who have recently decided to go it alone

LEEP Architects, Hackney, London

Founded March 2014

Main people Marcus Lee and Rachel Hearn

Where have you come from?
We are building on my 21 years with Richard Rogers and the success of FLACQ. I was most recently at Glenn Howells Architects.

What work do you have?
An innovative commercial building in Hackney, business units in Camden, residential schemes and private houses. Masterplanning, education and transport are part of the bigger picture.

What are your ambitions?
This year is proving to be exciting and fast-paced. My father’s [former RMJM chairman Vernon Lee] legal case, thankfully now settled, gave me the impetus to start a new studio. I’m keen to get back to working with interesting clients and talented individuals who share my principles. I have established a strong group. We are looking for more people to join.

What are the biggest challenges?
Sharing skills, knowledge and critique within the team is fundamental to run a successful practice. Good clients are key. We have the experience and awareness of commercial viability, balancing grey hairs with young talent with a hands-on approach.

Which scheme in the past five years has inspired you most?  
King’s Cross for its combination of public space and building uses within a complex piece of city. Privately funded, yet very public. 

How do you market yourself?
By getting out there face-to-face.

www.lee-p.co.uk

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.