Jacob is a practising architect at MDG Landscape Architects. He has worked on projects at a range of scales in the areas of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design. Jacob completed his bachelor degree in Landscape Architecture with honours in 2009. He has received a grant to pursue his research in interactive landscapes and has presented his work in Vietnam and Amsterdam, as well as travelling extensively throughout Europe investigating different urban environments (Global Urban Measures Study Tour). Jacobs inclusive and opportunistic research explores the potential for highly interactive landscapes, involving people to be the generator for new urban typologies.
MDG Landscape Architects, Melbourne, AU, Landscape Architect, Urban Designer
Project design and presentation with a large inter-disciplinary team: Concept & Schematic Design through Design Development & Construction Documentation & Project Management, Cost Estimating, Strategic Planning, Writing and Report Structuring for a range of complex local and international work in Corporate, Leisure + Cultural, Real Estate Development, and Civic market sectors.
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Melbourne, AU, BArch, Landscape Architecture
RMIT University (2006 - 2009)
Bachelor of design in Landscape Architecture (Honours)
Advisors: Roselea Monacella, Craig Douglas
Global Urban Measures Study Tour :
Received a grant to travel and present research work to 6 cities throughout Europe and Asia, speculating on alternative urban morphologies for cities under the pressure of rapid urbanization.
12 day trail with the Goolarbaloo people of Broome in an attempt to discuss and engage with indigenous people about their knowledge and relationship to land and ‘country’.
Awards and Publications listed below, Other
Finito publication, showcasing thesis project
Graduated from RMIT University with three High Distinctions in his ﬁ nal year for Studio 7, portfolio and Technology research
Awarded to take part in Moonee Valley’s Arts week sustainable design installations.
Awarded grant to take part in GUM study tour
1st Place in design competition KalChaos, a joint venture between RMIT and Karres en Brands Landscape Architects