Sam Jacob Studio is a collaborative architecture and design practice that makes buildings, places, objects and strategies.

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Sam Jacob Studio
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Thornhill Road
London N1 1HX
United Kingdom
+44 (0)207 251 6735


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Sam Jacob Studio is a collaborative practice working across architecture, design and urbanism. We bring creative design thinking to projects for a wide range of cultural and commercial clients.

With over 20 years of industry experience, the studio operates on design projects at urban and architectural scales as well as devising objects and strategies.

Our work is based on a deep understanding of design’s social and cultural significance, evidenced by Sam’s roles as a columnist for the world's most influential design website Dezeen, a design critic for Art Review and contributing editor for Icon as well as his positions as Professor of Architecture at UIC and Director of Nightschool at the Architectural Association, London

Our design approach goes beyond traditional practice. Alongside design we help clients understand the potential of design to engage with the public and markets, developing approaches that use design as a way to build relationships, experiences and so create social, cultural and economic value.

Collaboration is at the heart of our working method - first with clients, then in assembling relevant design teams to fulfil a client's brief. At a time when architecture and design are rapidly changing - from procurement, economics and manufacturing - collaborative working responds fast and flexibly to contemporary opportunities.

Current clients and partners include The Soane Museum, Cathedral / Development Securities, HawkinsBrown, The Vinyl Factory, Milton Keynes Council, Croydon Council, Design Museum, V&A