Part of the Iowa State University class of 2021, Jacob received his Bachelor of Architecture degree and spent a year working for STARTT in Rome, Italy. There, he worked on several notable historic buildings across the country. Jacob is inspired by the never-ending possibilities of design, which motivates him to push for new and exciting answers to present and past problems. He also enjoys design for its uniting qualities: bringing people from different backgrounds together to dream, create, and collaborate.
Q. When did you know you wanted to be an architect or designer?
A. Growing up in a small Iowa town, I initially became interested in architecture after visiting Chicago and seeing all the skyscrapers. But once in school, I realized architecture encompasses much more than just buildings, and became passionate about urban design, research, landscapes, installations, digital fabrication, and many other parts of the profession.
A. I am interested in how new technologies in software and fabrication can create new workflows and design possibilities while also becoming more accessible to all designers.