Jess is impassioned by the ability to use design skills to create architecture that challenges the norm and can positively affect social issues. She worked at a Mole Architects over a number of years during university holidays where she mainly worked on residential and public projects. After her Part 1 studies, Jess worked at The Mace Group where she worked as part of a multi-disciplinary in house design team. Here she gained a range of experience working closely with other disciplines. She also shadowed project and construction managers on the site of some of Mace’s larger construction projects which gave her insight into the realities of the construction industry.
Jess graduated with First Class Honours from Manchester University in 2014 for her social and politically driven design project. She also gained an award for her leadership in the exhibition build. She continued her studies at Newcastle University where she graduated in 2018. Here she was able to continue this critically engaged attitude towards design and the architecture industry.
In her spare time Jess continues these interests in her voluntary work at the community gallery at Oxford House in Bethnal Green. She can also be found playing in a number of 5-a-side football leagues.