Tessa works closely with the architectural and interiors design teams to develop and implement design strategy for sports and entertainment, hospitality, commercial and mixed-use projects. She works extensively with client operations staffs on back-of-house areas creating design efficiencies for kitchens, commissaries, concessions and circulation. She is an expert on products and finishes. Tessa also works with city and building code reviews in subsequent phases. In 2017, Tessa was selected among a highly competitive pool of applications into the AIA Detroit Leadership Development Program, aimed to refine leadership skills essential for community impact.