Jacob Holman

Jacob Holman

Lisbon, PT

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I am a passionate, inter-disciplinary professional, currently living in Lisbon and working for a number of studios including Square One & Turf Design Studio. My approach to design is both creative and scientifically founded. Although formally educated as an architect, my interests lie in projects that are deeply rooted to the environment and local climatic conditions. I strive to create places that weave landscape and the built environment into one.

I have worked for a variety of architectural studios in Europe, Australia and South Africa, where I gained valuable experience in a range of different sectors. I have also held several teaching positions, throughout my Masters degree. My technical proficiency, leadership abilities and verbal and communication skills make me a great asset to any studio.  

I am an enthusiastic designer, interested primarily in social architecture, Integrated infrastructural design, urban scheme development, landscape and detailing. I have a deep understanding of the built environment at regional, building and technical scales and have a firm background in environmental, geographical and community design.



Turf Design Studio, Sydney, Australia, Associate | Architectural Designer

Nov 2018 - current

Wolff Architects, Cape Town, ZA, Architectural Designer

Jan 2015 - Dec 2015


Politecnico di Milano, Milan, IT, MArch, Architecture

Mar 2016 - Oct 2018

University of Cape Town, Cape Town, ZA, BArch, Architecture

Feb 2012 - Nov 2014


M.Arch Degree Awarded with Distinction (cum laude), 1st Place

110/110 cum laude


John Perry Prize, 1st Place

The best work done in 3rd year of study of the BAS degree.


B.Arch Degree Awarded with Distinction, 1st Place


Reuben Stubbs Award, 1st Place

Project exhibiting an expression of structural integrity, economy of materials, and considered a worthwhile contribution to the integration of structure and design.


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