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Jonathan Speirs 1958 – 2012

June 19 2012

Jonathan Speirs 1958 – 2012
Jonathan Speirs, co-founder of architects and lighting designers Speirs + Major, has lost his battle with cancer.

Driving force behind a number of high profile projects; most recently undertaking the lighting design for the Sands Casino Resort, US and Edinburgh’s Usher Hall.

In 2010 he was honoured with Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland’s Gold Medal – the highest honour that can be bestowed on a Scottish Architect together with an Honorary Doctorate from Heriot Watt University.

A statement posted on the Speirs + Major website read: “It is with great regret and deep personal sadness that we announce that Jonathan Speirs lost his fight against cancer on 18th June 2012.

“Since his terminal diagnosis in 2010 Jon showed characteristic strength and a steely determination to defy the life limiting constraints put upon him.  He continued to work with us and travel widely until the end of 2011 finding energy and solace from the great loves of his life, his family and his work.  

“Our thoughts are with Liz, Lucie, Erin, his sister, brothers and father. We will miss him dearly but will keep him with us, working to his and our primary objective: delivering great projects.”

1 Comment

Ewan Anderson
#1 Posted by Ewan Anderson on 20 Jun 2012 at 14:15 PM
Such a sad loss for his family and those who were lucky enough to work with him. He was such a great guy to be with as he had such endless, infectious, enthusiasm and talent along with the balls to do something with it. Building such a respected, worldwide, reputation from his wee studio in the Dean Village was some achievement.

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