Jessica is a freelance architecture journalist. She was Dezeen's architecture editor from 2016 to 2018, after joining the magazine as a reporter two years earlier. Before that, she completed an NCTJ journalism qualification in 2014 and an internship at design magazine Icon.
Jessica grew up in Northern Ireland but moved to London in 2007 to study fine art at Chelsea College of Art.
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RIBA president Ben Derbyshire has warned architects attending the MIPIM property fair to adhere strictly to the body's code of conduct, following the real-estate sector's involvement in the Presidents Club scandal. More
The final wave of regeneration at brutalist Park Hill estate will see 350 student homes, designed by British practice Whittam Cox Architects, built within the iconic concrete framework of the social housing complex in Sheffield, England. More
Organisers of property event MIPIM have been attacked for their soft approach, after vowing to "increase communications" with delegates about inappropriate behaviour at the male-dominated trade fair. More
An injunction that would have prevented Herzog & de Meuron from redeveloping Chelsea FC's football stadium has been blocked by the local council, paving the way for construction to begin. More
The controversial Dubai Frame has opened to the public, despite an ongoing copyright dispute with architect Fernando Donis, who won a competition to design the observation tower over a decade ago. More
London studio Outpost has won a contest seeking ideas for how disused gas holders could be repurposed across the UK, with its concept for a ring of affordable housing and workspaces. More
This year saw a bumper crop of conceptual towers unveiled, in addition to the plethora of completed skyscrapers. Architecture editor Jessica Mairs continues our review of the year with her pick of the best fantasy towers, from plant-covered high-rises on Mars to a vertical farm in Africa. More
Continuing our review of the year, architecture editor Jessica Mairs looks at the themes that dominated construction in 2017, from outlandish shipping container designs and fantasy skyscraper concepts, to the demise of brutalist housing stock. More
Fire-safety guidelines for tall buildings in the UK are unclear and offer too many opportunities for corner cutting, according to a review of building regulations commissioned following the Grenfell Tower fire. More