It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Andy Karski, Tibbalds’ former Principal who retired from practice in 2013.
Andy was a key part of the Tibbalds team, leading on planning for nearly 30 years and originally employing many of those who lead Tibbalds today.
He joined the original Tibbalds Partnership in 1985, having worked with Francis Tibbalds at Llewelyn Davies, and spent 28 years promoting best practice at the heart of the planning profession. Previously a lecturer to a generation of young planners, Andy had a strong ethical outlook and was always very clear that the practice needed to believe in all of the work it was doing.
In 2003 when Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design was set up by an all-female Director team to continue Francis Tibbalds’ legacy of “Making People Friendly Places”, Andy became our Principal, leading good practice and supporting the whole team at all levels.
In many ways this 2011 interview from Planning, The Reluctant Optimist captures Andy’s energy, commitment and positive view on what planning can achieve.
Andy leaves his wife Jenny, their three sons Michael, Alex and Steve, and eight grandchildren.
An obituary has been published in The Planner.
Thank you, Andy, from the Tibbalds team who you inspired, supported, coached and always made feel very welcome.
If anyone would like to make a donation in Andy’s memory his family has asked that this is directed to the Princess Alice Hospice in Surrey. Donations can be sent to the Princess Alice Hospice, West End Lane, Esher, Surrey, KT10 8NA or online donations can be made at pah.org.uk
or by phone on 01372 468 808.