Sam Jacob is principal of Sam Jacob Studio for architecture and design, a practice whose work spans scales and disciplines from urban design through architecture, design, art and curatorial projects.
The studio’s recent projects include the V&A’s first international gallery in Shenzhen, a new home for the Cartoon Museum in London, an office and event space for Art Review and a new gallery in south London.
Forthcoming work includes a new mixed use building in London’s Hoxton, and the National Collections Centre for the Science Museum Group housing over 300,000 objects in a new 27000sqm building.
Exhibitions include The Lie of the Land at MK Gallery exploring the ideologies of landscape and planning, Museum Show at DKUK investigating the phenomena of contemporary museums, Fear and Love at the Design Museum, London and a forthcoming exhibition on landscape with Piet Oudolf at Shunck, Heerlen, NL.
Solo exhibitions include Disappear Here on perspective, power and representation at the RIBA Gallery (2018) and Empire of Ice Cream at Betts Project (2019).
Jacob has contributed to the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2016 and 2014 (where he was co-curator of the British Pavilion) and 2012, Pattern as Politics at the Lisbon Architecture Triennale (2019, with Priya Khanchandani) and the Chicago Architecture Biennial (2017).
He has been a columnist for the Architects Journal, Art Review and Dezeen and is the author of ‘Make It Real, Architecture as Enactment” published by Strelka Press.
Through the parallel activities of criticism and proposition Jacob displays a continuing interest in the way architecture manifests and embodies social and cultural ideas.
Previously he was a founding director of FAT Architecture.