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Jacob is a Designer with more than ten years of collective experience in architecture, construction, property development & management, concert staging, and scenic arts. He has recently relocated to Manhattan, following the completion of a Masters of Architecture, to continually broaden his experience in architecture with a global perspective.
Jacob joined Seidel + Associates in 2011 in parallel with his graduate studies at University of Texas at San Antonio. His responsibilities focused on specifying interior finishes while directly assisting Don Seidel, RA on all aspects of office production including Programming, SD, DD, CD, FF&E, and CA. Projects included commercial, municipal, religious, and residential.
It is Jacob’s continued charge to contribute to a place where dreams come alive.
Seidel + Associates, Inc., San Antonio, TX, US, Designer/ Intern Architect
-Assisted Donald Seidel, R.A. in all facets of a dynamic commercial and residential architecture practice.
-Active design partner in the 2014 San Antonio Zootennial Restaurant project.
-Participated in all project phases including: weekly client meetings, conceptual & preliminary design, design development, interior design, finish selections, construction documents, permitting, and RFIs.
Blufish Residential Planning and Design Studio, Austin, TX, US, Project Manager (CDs & Marketing Documents)
-Managed construction documents for Morrison Homes, Armadillo Homes, and several custom homebuilders.
-Acted as the point of contact for all plan portfolio changes and revisions for Morisson Homes.
-Directly assisted the principal in all facets of the design process through construction administration. Participated in design charettes and client meetings.
Corea Design-Build, Austin, TX, US, Project Manager
Coordinated bidding, design, and project management for residential remodel projects.
Driftwood Designs, Austin, TX, US, Carpenter
-Directly assisted the Lead Carpenter in the construction of a single-family residence, custom hardwood floor installations, and commercial tenant finish-outs.
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US, Solar Decathlon 2005 Team Member
-Voluntarily participated for over a year in a Graduate Student team that built a prototype solar-powered modular house in Austin, TX.
-Was chosen to be part of the team to travel to Washington, D.C. and reassemble the house on the National Mall for international competition.
-Reassembled the house on the National Mall in for international competition.
Roscoe Properties, Austin, TX, US, Project Manager & Founding Partner
-Co-founded a real estate management company to control the acquisition, renovation, and leasing of 17 multi- family properties.
-Managed all renovation projects.
-Coordinated contractor hiring and scheduling. -Verified punch list completion.
-Managed lease-up promotional events.
-Negotiated and all lease contracts.
University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, US, MArch, Architecture
Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, US, Bachelors, Theatre Design & Technology (BFA)
Eagle Scout Rank- Boy Scouts of America, Award