Jacob Smiley

Jacob Smiley

New York, NY, US

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Hello! I’m a WELL Accredited professional actively pursuing licensure in the New York Area. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, I graduated from Tulane University with my Master of Architecture in 2020. I believe that my experiences, whether they be personal, academic, or professional have shaped me into a skilled, thoughtful, and balanced individual with a passion for solving problems through design. 



NANO, LLC, New Orleans, LA, US, Designer II

Greatly contributed to the design team ultimately awarded the renovation of New Orleans’ Ernest Morial Convention Center, a contract in excess of $500 million. Completely reinvigorated the firms sustainable design initiative by overseeing the implementation of Rhino and grasshopper into the workflow, and spearheaded the design and assembly of our exhibition for the 2021 Venice Biennale.

Jul 2020 - current

Digital Output Lab | Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, US, Manager

Oversaw and supervised a group of 10-12 employees and worked closely with university faculty members to manage inventory, scheduling, and budgeting for Tulane’s Digital Output lab in addition to operating and troubleshooting the school’s large-format printers, 3d printers, and laser cutters.

Sep 2017 - May 2020

ArchiLOGIX, Santa Rosa, CA, US, Intern Architect

Collaborated directly with firm principals as well as project managers on all aspects of the design process with an emphasis on BIM, CAD drafting, and master planning. Worked on projects ranging in scale and program from an artisan craft space for a beekeeper, to a 60-million-barrel brewery, to vision planning for small towns in Northern California.

May 2016 - Aug 2019


Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Aug 2015 - May 2020


Outstanding Thesis Award, Award

Recognized by Tulane School of Architecture faculty for exemplary achievements in thesis study.


Little Big Loo Architecture Competition, Other

My teammate Abby Boedigheimer and I designed a top proposal for Volume Zero’s “The Little Big Loo: Rethinking Public Toilets 2020 Architecture Competition.”


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