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Joe Jacoby

Principal , Design Director


Joe’s primary role in the company is to develop conceptual design frameworks aimed to foster the experiential qualities of the inside and outside of each building. Joe is responsible for maintaining that global design vision throughout the project: beginning with early sketches, then through design development, construction documents and ultimately the submittal process and construction observation.


Joe received both a Bachelors and Masters degree in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. He also recently served as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the College of Architecture + Planning at the University of Utah.


Joe Jacoby joined Jacoby Architects in 2005 and has been involved with the company since 1999. He has worked professionally in London, San Francisco, and China. A large portion of Joe’s education and professional focus is on the realistic implementation of green design and sustainable principles to the design of new buildings.

Joe is currently writing a book about experimental methods in architecture inspired by processes in geomorphology, and recently served as a visiting assistant professor at the College of Architecture + Planning at the University of Utah. In addition to being an architect and educator, Joe’s work as a fine artist includes several recent single-artist exhibits and multiple clientèle throughout the country.

While studying at the University of California, Berkeley he was involved with a master plan for a new pedestrian oriented city center of Tianjin, China. The master plan has recently been adopted by the city and has provided a set of guidelines for future development of the city.