Originally from Dekalb Illinois, Jacob graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2018. After initially completing undergraduate coursework at N.I.U. for theatrical set design, Jacob rekindled a passion for Architecture after visiting Dublin and later research into the works of BIG, OMA, and Prairie Style. During his time at U.I.C., he honed his interests in residential architecture and organizational systems of cities, culminating in senior projects focused the ephemeral and individual relationships to constructed spaces.
Jacob carries much of his enthusiasm for Architecture into his personal interests, including photography, physical and digital fabrication, and reading. He also enjoys rowing, strategy and sandbox games, and dog sitting.