Jessica Reynolds

Jessica Reynolds graduated in architecture at Cambridge University, where she was awarded the Purcell Miller Tritton Prize, and at Princeton University.

She founded vPPR with Tatiana von Preussen and Catherine Pease in 2009 and has led teams focusing on cultural projects including Artist Housing in East London, the Qingdao Cultural Centre in China and exhibition designs such as at David Chipperfield’s The Hepworth, Wakefield, UK. She has also led a variety of other projects including Novosibirsk Airport interior design in Russia, several infill housing projects across London and a dance centre in Wales.

She gained an M.Phil in History and Philosophy of Architecture at Cambridge University. Her research has explored the relationship of art and architecture in a variety of projects from the Fascist new towns of 1930s Italy, to Robert Motherwell’s House and Studio in the Hamptons designed by Pierre Chareau.

She is a unit master for Diploma 13 at The Architectural Association in London, which explores the relationship between health and architecture across extreme scales. She often works as a visiting critic in both the UK and the US and lectures nationally and internationally about the work of vPPR. She was an editor of Pidgin, the Princeton University School of Architecture Journal, and writes for architecture journals in London. She worked previously for Front, in New York, where she became interested in how big concepts are translated into small details.

vPPR is an award-winning practice known for bold designs that work intelligently in complex locations. We believe that architecture can and should be brave through simple, honest clarity, while still responding to local history and context. We design buildings that find opportunities in constraints, responding with elegant yet striking forms that playfully negotiate between private and communal spaces.

We work at home and abroad on projects that range from urban masterplans to private houses, from the cultural to the commercial. We find that universal principles can be applied across sectors, helping to reinvent building types to suit modern life. Housing is a passion, and we not only deliver projects but also speak publicly on the subject and have been featured in major UK exhibitions.

vPPR has won many awards including: RIBA London Award 2017 for Redchurch Street; RIBA London Emerging Practice 2015; RIBA Award 2015 for Vaulted House; RIBA House of the Year Award 2015 for Vaulted House, Finalist; Architects Journal’s Emerging Woman Architect of the Year Award 2015; RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize 2014, Finalist for Ott’s Yard; RIBA Award 2014 for Ott’s Yard; Ideal Home of the Year (Housebuilder/ Developer) 2014 for Ott’s Yard; Housing Architect of the Year, Blue Ribbon Award 2014; Building Design Young Architect of the Year Award 2013, Finalist.

Courses

Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A4105‑14 Fall 2018
Advanced Studio V
Tatiana von Preussen, Jessica Reynolds, Catherine Pease
0 Points
95796
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