Samuel Ray Jacobson is a designer and critic. His work has appeared in Artforum, NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday, the Boston Globe, Interior Design, New York Times Magazine, Elle, InStyle.com, Fast Company’s Co.Design, ArchDaily, the Providence Journal, and Blast Magazine. Recent projects include "Flotsam (How to Live Together)," a 2.3 mile-long landscape installation on the campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara. Since October 2014 Jacobson has been Co-Editor of KEEPITDIRTY.ORG, with Eileen Joy. He founded the design consultancy HAHA in 2015.
Mr. Jacobson holds degrees in architecture studies from Rice University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He lives in Los Angeles.
HAHA, Los Angeles, CA, US, President, Principal, and Creative Director
NADAAA, Boston, MA, US, Designer
CD, CA: Hinman Research Building rehabilitation and adaptive reuse, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia (citation: 2011 PA award);
Pre-SD, SD, DD, CD, CA: Cocktail Culture exhibition design, Museum of the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island;
SD, DD, CD: Samsung Raemian Model Home Gallery, Seoul, Korea (candidate: 2012 PA award).
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, Masters, History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture and Art
Rice University, Houston, TX, Bachelors, Architecture
MITx Fellowship, Scholarship
MIT ODGE GLSG Grant, Grant
To initiate a SMArchS event series at MIT
MIT Course 4 Graduate Fellowship, Scholarship
Start-up funds for Underfun, a Houston-based research initiative focusing on color and the adaptive re-use of marginal spaces produced by transportation infrastructure
ArCH Foundation Grant, Grant
Supporting grant for Underfun, a Houston-based research initiative focusing on color and the adaptive re-use of marginal spaces produced by transportation infrastructure
Full-funding for ColorCycle, a student-initiated, campus-wide public art project at Rice University