David Lea
An Architect of Principle

£19.95 | $29.95
28 x 23 cm | 11 x 9 in
220 ills | 160 pages
ISBN 9781908967749

Author Adam Voelcker

David Lea studied under Sir Colin St John (Sandy) Wilson at the School of Architecture at the University of Cambridge in the 1950s. One of the most principled architects of his generation, and peer of Edward Cullinan and Richard MacCormac, Lea's quiet but substantial influence has reached a number of similarly thoughtful and sensitive architects, including MJ Long, Anthony Hudson and Adam Voeckler.

With Lea, all of these architects reveal in their work a concern with accountability in architectural practice the use of local materials and accountable building technologies, and a deeply-rooted environmental sensibility. The design of the landscape for each building is key to Lea's practice and, with this in mind, the book sets out Lea's work in the context of twentieth and twenty-first century architectural practice, with texts by Peter Blundell Jones and Adam Voelcker, and presenting photographic imagery and David Lea's own exquisite drawings for each scheme.