Reid Architecture has paid tribute to former employee Lee Harris who has died from injuries sustained in the King’s Cross terrorist attack.

Harris, 30, was one of the 27 people who died in the blast when a suicide bomber attacked a Piccadilly Line tube train on 7 July.

He was travelling with his girlfriend of 13 years, Samantha Badham, when the bomber struck. She also suffered fatal injuries.

His firm described him as an “inspiring and talented designer”. Andrew Leckenby, director of Reid Architecture, said: “In addition to his project work Lee had a huge enthusiasm for the wider architectural debate. He also enriched the culture of the working environment with his highly individual and thought-provoking light installations, which brought life to the office gallery.”

Harris, who worked on the Southampton airport and Three Quays projects, grew up in Hereford and moved to London to study architecture, initially at the University of North London.