Jessica Cargill Thompson

Jessica Cargill Thompson

Associate Editor, Grand Designs magazine

Jessica is a writer, editor and urbanist who has recently joined Grand Designs magazine as Associate Editor. With a background in both city-centric and architectural publications, and a master's degree in urban studies, she has worked as an editor for Time Out, Building, and the Journal of the London Society; written for The Developer, City Metric, Wallpaper*, Metropolitan, Waterfront, and national newspapers; and edited several books, including 40 Architects Under 40 (Taschen, 2000). She sees self-builders as housing pioneers: exploiting difficult sites; test-driving new construction methods; pushing eco-building; and challenging the traditional home-buying market.

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