Tessa is a registered architect and practice co-director with extensive experience working on projects of a varied range of scales, often in sensitive historic environments. She has led design teams with multiple participants through all RIBA stages, ensuring design integrity is maintained through technical resolution and construction.

Our practice has recently been selected for inclusion in the 'New Architects 4' publication from the Architecture Foundation, a survey of the best practices formed in the UK in the last ten years.

We have an open and conversational approach, exploring architectural ideas through thoughtful engagement with contemporary construction methods, material character, and cultural context. We aim to make work of imagination and social value.

We work closely with clients, consultants, and contractors through all RIBA work stages, from developing initial ideas to completion on site, and are very happy to discuss potential projects of any shape or size.

Current and recently completed projects include two new houses in Kent, a Passivhaus retrofit in Camden shortlisted for the 2020 'Don't Move Improve' awards, extension projects across London, a indoor swimming pool in Devon, and a new build Mews house in South London.


Loft conversions, Kitchens, Sustainable design, Joinery design, Extensions, Planning applications, Re-planning / Internal alterations, New builds, Accessible design

A new build house


Thank you for your interest and apologies for not meaningfully communicating with you but doing so via design for me I have found cumbersome and ineffective. The pre-app has concluded there is no realistic possibility of a development on this site. Thank you once again. Anthony Warren

"Tessa was brilliant at all stages of the process, right from coming up with initial ideas to managing the builders. She struck the perfect balance between turning what I already had in mind into plans and challenging my ideas with some great alternatives. The end result was exactly what I wanted - a combination of distinctive design and high functionality. I would have no hesitation in recommending Tessa and her firm."
Ivan, house remodelling in East London
OEB Architects helped us with the design and renovation of our home in Brockley. Their stage process was really clear and we had good regular contact and advice throughout both the planning and the build. David and Tessa are super easy-going and very easy to work with too which helps of course. We're delighted with our final result - we now have a much improved home which feels much lighter and more open, and more natural and comfortable to live and hang out in and in particular a fantastic bathroom that helps us feel like we're waking up in a stylish boutique hotel each morning. I would 100% recommend OEB Architects to others
Jude, House remodelling in Brockley


Level of experience

5+ years experience

Registered architect



Hackney, London

Distance preference

I don't mind

Company type:


Preferred project Budget

£250,000 - £500,000+