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5 Rear
Thornhill Road
London N1 1HX
United Kingdom
+44 (0)207 251 6735


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Sam Jacob Studio for architecture and design was established in 2014 and has quickly gained a reputation as a progressive design practice creating idiosyncratic and striking projects underwritten with intelligent thinking.

SJS makes projects that spans scales from objects to architectural, urban and cultural projects. Our work is driven by research developing new relationships between contemporary approaches, history and wider culture.

Clients include cultural institutions such as the Design Museum, the Science Museum and the V&A, global brands including Mini, local authorities and commercial developers.

The studio’s current projects include a mixed use building in London’s Hoxton, public realm design and cultural strategy for a London market, an independent gallery space as well as a number of projects developing contemporary forms of workspace.

Our work is exhibited internationally including at the Venice Architecture Biennale, the Chicago Architecture Biennial, the Graham Foundation, the London Design Festival and is published extensively including in AJ, Log, Domus, and San Rocco.

The studio is led by Sam Jacob who is Professor of Architecture at UIC and Visiting Professor at Yale School of Architecture. He was co-curator of the British Pavilion in Venice (2014), is columnist and critic for Dezeen and Art Review as well as Contributing Editor for Icon magazine. Previously, Sam was a founding director of FAT Architecture.