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Sam Jacob, Principal & Director

Sam Jacob is principal of Sam Jacob Studio for architecture and design, a practice whose work spans scales and disciplines from urban design through architecture, design, art and curatorial projects. He has worked internationally on award winning projects and has exhibited at major museums such as the V&A, MAK, and The Art Institute of Chicago as well as cultural events including the Venice Architecture Biennale. He is Professor of Architecture at UIC, Chicago, visiting professor at Yale School of Architecture Director of Night School at the Architectural Association and columnist for Art Review and Dezeen. Previously he was a founding director of FAT Architecture.

Eddie Blake, Project Architect

Eddie studied architecture at the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow followed by the University of Westminster.

Before joining Sam Jacob Studio Eddie was part of Studio Weave where he worked on diverse schemes ranging from masterplanning to public space and pavilions for clients such as the National Trust, City of London and the Guinness Trust. His last project with Studio Weave was the widely acclaimed Midden Studio, Scotland.

Previously Eddie worked for Sauerbruch Hutton, Berlin, where he worked on large scale mixed-use commercial developments.

Eddie also writes on architecture for magazines including Architects’ Journal, Blueprint and Vice Magazine.

Chloe Leen, Project Architect

Chloë Leen is a registered architect who graduated from the University of Edinburgh and University of Westminster. Chloë has previous experience in working on a wide range of scales from residential, housing and community schemes to gallery, hospitality and retail designs.
With Universal Design Studio, she worked on the recent Ace Hotel Shoreditch as well as an extensive retail refurbishment for Lotte in Seoul. Other previous clients include the Southbank Centre, Wellcome Collection, Igloo, Greater London Authority and the Science Museum. With SJS Chloe has been has been leading on the design for a new gallery for the V&A in Shenzhen.


Flick Barbur, Rosa Uddoh, Charlie Prins, Jack Minchella, Pati de Souza Leão Müller