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Tessa Sare



After developing an interest in people-centred design, Tessa expanded her
architectural scope to include urban planning and heritage, travelling the world to unlock the secrets of designing ‘places for people’. This global outlook has given her an insight into the different ways in which people live and a deeper appreciation of architecture’s contribution to cultural heritage, social vibrancy and environmental wellbeing.


Tessa’s built outcomes are deceptively simple, demonstrating her great skill and
refinement. The success of these projects begins through research, knowledge
gathering and analysis. She believes that good design is about maximising
opportunities and that ‘better’ doesn’t necessarily mean bigger or luxury finishes. She seeks to support community, connect with nature and ultimately to bring joy!


Tessa brings empathy to build relationships and engagement. Her positive and
approachable demeanour helps to support clients to articulate their vision, engage in the design process and feel informed and empowered through their project. She has an ability to distil and communicate complex design ideas and processes to a variety of audiences. This compassion and drive to achieve meaningful design that truly responds to user needs, represents good value and a sense of ownership.



Office for Design & Architecture SA (ODASA)

Wilderness School Early Learning Centre
St Joseph’s Tranmere Learning Street

Catherine McAuley School Master Plan

Our Lady Queen of Peace School Master Plan

Cardijn College Aldinga High Level
Site Planning

Pembroke School Boarding House Bedrooms

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