Kirsty Lees graduated from the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art in 2001 with the RIAS Sir Rowand Anderson silver medal, the Chairman’s Medal for Architecture and a Royal Scottish Academy travel scholarship which took her to Paris where she remained working for 5 years.
She established Tektonika Architects Ltd with her husband in 2007 and their built work includes a recently completed house on the banks of Loch Tay and the regeneraon of the Douglas Hotel on the Isle of Arran. A move to Dumfries and Galloway in 2015 coincided with the passing of The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act and the practice has evolved to encompass several community engagement projects based in the region.
Concurrent with practice, Kirsty is a studio design tutor and admissions coordinator at The Mackintosh School of Architecture. She is also a member of Missing in Architecture, a collaborative platform to promote creativity and action within the architecture profession. In both teaching and practice she promotes collaborative working practices to explore our collective ability to deliver better buildings and places, stronger communties and a sustainable environment.