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Sam Jacob is founding director at FAT (Fashion, Architecture, Taste), an award winning, London-based architecture practice whose projects range from urban planning to furniture and sculpture. Jacob is also a prolific writer and critic whose essays and reviews have appeared in Icon, Art Review, Frieze, and Metropolis, among other magazines, as well as on his blog Strangeharvest.com.
Jacob was most recently partner in charge of the Hoogvliet Heerlijkheid project in Holland - a park, cultural center and community facility completed in October 2008 and developed in collaboration with WiMBY!, an international building exhibition in Rotterdam led by Rotterdam-based Crimson. The project explores the ideas of Pop, populism and participation, which form the basis of an architectural approach intended to explore the role of architecture as communicative device, programmatic agglomeration and social condenser. The project was shortlisted in 2008 for a World Architecture Award.
Jacob's teaching has included stints as post-graduate unit master at the University of Westminster, the Architectural Association in London, and the University of Greenwich. Jacob was the Louis I Kahn Professor of Architecture at Yale University in 2007.