Jacob has a passion for environmentally conscious design. He has recently established his own design practice that provides clients with bespoke services, by providing BIM expertise in unison with architectural services or independent of one another.
Over the course of the company's first year he has implemented Revit on four major schemes ranging in value from £40-£65 million. Three have successfully been delivered on site (one of which was the first within the Olympic Park post games) and recently one granted planning permission, which will be taken through to construction this year.
In 2009, as part of an on-going project, Jacob carried out extensive research into ‘healthy homes’ and how this could be implemented/standardised across the practice irrespective of the building typology. This resulted in the design and construction of a micro home that was exhibited at Grand Design Live (2008) and has now become a centre for carbon literacy in Manchester.
This passion for environmental responsive design drove Jacob to enrol on the MSc in 2009, where he questioned if ‘smart homes’ built under the current legislation's where the most viable option or if indeed we should consider our existing housing stock.