Throughout his professional career Jacob has worked in both large multi-disciplinary practices and independent architectural studios as lead Architectural Technologist/Contract Administrator, delivering over 29 projects, ranging in value from £40,000 - £250m and across all project sectors.
This has provided Jacob with a wealth of design and architectural experience, since graduating from Sheffield Hallam in 2007, giving him an insight into the technical, legal, managerial and creative side of architecture.
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.
Social Sciences and Arts
BSc (Hons) Architecture: Environment and Technology
BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology: Environmental and Technology, CAD/BIM, Comprehensive Design Project (Final Year Deign Project)
MSc Technical Architecture: Advanced Environmental Design
MSc/PgDip/PgCert Urban Planning: Sustainable City Ecologies
MSc/PgDip/PgCert Urban Regeneration: Planning and Development Process
Paper for the 27th International conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture
Article title: "The potential use of solar energy in the thermal modification of the existing 1930's United Kingdom's housing stock"
Research: “The effectiveness of BIM within the context of large retail developments”
Assessing design changes/options within a real world environment (time, cost, quality) and how these are managed in the BIM environment.
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