Tess graduated with a masters in curating contemporary design in 2007 after previously completing a degree in architecture. With a keen interest in the built environment, she has spent the last decade working in various roles in the construction industry, including initiating events for the Architecture Foundation, the London Festival of Architecture and the RIBA. Now a project coordinator, Tess also brings her experience of leading international design competitions and curation of public exhibitions as part of her communications roles.