A graduate of Arizona State University (2016), Jacob works locally in Denver with Open Studio Architecture. His professional experience ranges from expansive housing masterplans to international luxury resort developments, with a current focus on commercial and high rise construction. Solving the economic and livability concerns of mountain and remote regions has been central to every project of which he has directed the design.
Beyond professional practice, he has published independently and for NCARB on the topics of post-occupancy evaluation, building performance, and wellness within the built environment. Most recently, this includes Adaptive Architecture: Changing Parameters and Practice (Routledge 2018) and Architecture and Health: Guiding Principles for Practice (Routledge 2019).
Both individually and working collaboratively with other disciplines, he has been awarded in design competitions sponsored by Arizona Residential Architects, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona State University, and more. As a registered architect and a lecturer at the University of Colorado, he is committed to expanding architectural discourse through interdisciplinary thinking, research, and theory.