A Tribute to Andrew Leech

We remember our friend, our colleague, a gentleman, a man with a vision and a man with a determined but light touch. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Andrew, we thank you for the support and the joy that you have given us, rest in peace.

Andrew Leech

23rd August 1943 – 18th February 2013

To quote Andrew: "Through the built environment and our surroundings, we are all 'specifiers' and can greatly influence the way we live, work and play."

He believed that the common man can maintain a good lifestyle without compromising the planet's delicate metabolism if we all make informed choices through education and if we trust people to do the right things, for all of our sakes.

A simple yet powerful idea that is right for our times.

Andrew Leech Andrew Leech

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