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Jessica Rae

Business Development & Marketing Manager

Aligning my varied responsibilities to the Studio’s overall ambitions, I work closely with the Directors in identifying opportunities and devising the strategic response.”
Aligning my varied responsibilities to the Studio’s overall ambitions, I work closely with the Directors in identifying opportunities and devising the strategic response.”

Since I was a child, I felt a sense of loss at the shifts in the urban fabric of the place that I called home. I studied architecture as a way for me to better understand if there was a way to unify the often emotive inclinations of the community with the reality of political and economic contexts, and in turn, create socially responsible yet commercially successful places.

This personal inclination deeply resonates with that of Studio Egret West, where context and community is intrinsic to the process, and thus entrenched in the outcome. Whilst this mantra is something that many practices preach, I can think of very few whom actually deliver on it. To do so requires a longer-term approach as well as a progressive perspective, and at SEW, we are fortunate to work with clients and collaborators who share our commitment in realising the ‘bigger picture.’

My role in the Studio is to help to nurture these relationships, overseeing business development, marketing and communications. Aligning my varied responsibilities to the Studio’s overall ambitions, I work closely with the Directors in identifying opportunities and devising the strategic response. Bids, campaigns, press, awards, events - no two days for me here are the same. We are continuously evolving, perpetually busy, and enduringly seeking to do better, and cultivating our business prospects for such an immensely talented group of people is a rewarding and inspiring challenge.