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Michael Jacobs

Michael Jacobs, AIA 


A native of the SF Bay Area, Michael brings a sense of optimism, invention and possibility to each project. His interest in the root of human aesthetic sensibility fuels a rigorous process that addresses all issues in defining a project; generating spaces that are rich in clarity, light, and material. He leads the HSS design effort with strong management and communication skills (often in the form of infamously detailed lists), while remaining persistent in reasoned, long term solutions. His leadership and teaching experience allows him to guide a structured collaborative process that allows for full team ownership and lasting client relationships. Michael is in a life-long pursuit for good coffee and ways to say more with less, and always has something genuinely interesting to share with the studio (whether we asked about it or not). 


Professional Registration

Registered Architect, States of Arizona, Colorado, Massachusetts


American Institute of Architects

Urban Land Institute

Local First Arizona For(u)m


Leadership Positions

AIA Phoenix Metro President, 2018

AIA State Board Member, 2017

AIA Phoenix Metro Board Treasurer, 2016

AIA Phoenix Metro Council, 2015



University of Texas, Austin, TX

School of Architecture

Master of Architecture 1995


University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture 1986

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