Tessa Kelly

Tessa Kelly

Visiting Faculty, Princeton SoA

M. Arch, Harvard Graduate School of Design

B.A., Williams College

Co-founder, Group Architecture and Urbanism (Group AU)

Co-founder, The Mastheads



Tessa Kelly is a co-founder of Group Architecture and Urbanism (Group AU), as well as co-founder of The Mastheads, a public design non-profit in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. 

At Group AU, Tessa spearheads urbanism projects that have been supported by both the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and which engage the local communities through themes of urban history, cultural and literary heritage, and identity-building through design. Group AU was selected as one of Architectural Record's ten Design Vanguard firms in 2022.

Tessa is a graduate of the Harvard School of Design, and has taught previously within the Studio Art Department of Williams College and at the Yale School of Architecture. She is currently teaching ARC 404 at the Princeton School of Architecture.