MIKE JACOBS ARCHITECTURE is a professional architectural studio focused on creating meaningful contributions to the built environment, both public and private, through the thoughtful and rigorous attention to the design and execution of our projects. The work of the practice ranges in scale and scope from large urban park strategies to multi-use building conversions, single family homes, commercial interiors and material fabrications.
We are a highly collaborative studio that benefits from the individual talents and creative input of its architectural designers, all of which hold professional architectural degrees and possess wide-ranging design skills and proficiencies. We specialize in cross-disciplinary collaboration and welcome an open exchange of ideas with consultants, general contractors, fabricators and ultimately, with our clients.
Mike Jacobs (b. New York City) is a licensed Architect in New York and California and has been in practice since 2002. In that time he has designed and built numerous award-winning architectural projects, with his most recent, the San Lorenzo House, receiving the 2011 Design Honor Award from the Los Angeles Chapter of the AIA. His individual and collaborative work has been presented in numerous domestic and international publications, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Dwell Magazine, Form Magazine, L.A. Architect, Architectural Record, Architecture, A+U, Quaderns, and others. Prior to establishing his own practice, Mike worked as a Project Architect and designer on institutional, residential and cultural buildings in New York City.
Mike was awarded the American Institute of Architects NY Lebrun Travel Grant to facilitate research in public space reclamation projects in the U.S. and Europe. His 1998 proposal for the rebirth of New York’s East River is an evolution of this work and received 2nd Prize in the Van Alen Institute’s Projects for Public Architecture.
Mike is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture where he teaches design. His studios explore the ethical and cultural role of architects within fragile, global scale landscapes.
Mike received a Master of Architecture Degree from the Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation. He is a member of the AIA New York City Chapter and is a LEED Accredited Professional.