Gerald (Jerry) Jacobs

Gerald (Jerry) Jacobs

Belvedere-Tiburon, San Francisco Bay, CA, US



Gerald Jacobs, ASID, Associate AIA, CAM
Principal at Jerry Jacobs Design | ASID President of California North 2009-2010
Mr. Jacobs is a professional associate member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and is the 2009-2010 California North President of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). He received his degree in Architecture from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Mexico City.

Jerry Jacobs Design is an award winning small international practice specializing in High-End Residential design. Jerry Jacobs Design has offered both interior and architectural design services, completing a wide range of projects including private residences and villas, apartments, boutiques, restaurants, clubs, arcades and lobbies.

Mr. Jacobs personally oversees each project from planning to completion, combining American technology and European flair with local know-how. His projects have been featured in numerous publications including Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Sunset, Shelter and Vogue.

Jerry started as an Architect in Mexico City where he devised the look for the ACA JOE retail stores, which became popular and launched in the USA, where he completed over 200 stores in 30 states, before the company folded. Then he went into Residential Interiors and immediately won the “Ten Best Showhouse rooms in America” award from House Beautiful for his room at the San Francisco Decorators Showcase.


Jerry Jacobs Design, Inc, Principal. Interior Design Director.

Oversee all company operations.
Design all projects including Architecture and Interior Design.
Follow-up and Project management through completion.
High-end Residential, Hospitality & Retail.

Jul 1991 - current

American Society of Interior Designer (ASID) California North, President and President Elect

Leader for the Interior Design membership in Northern California & San Francisco.
Chair the Board, representation, consulting in all matters, redesign headquarters, edit a magazine, organize events, etc...

Oct 2008 - Sep 2010

Aca Joe International & Aca Joe SA de CV, Chief Architect

Design all stores, prototypes and fixtures.
Interact with Corporate, VM staff, landlords, licensees and local Architects and Builders.
Oversaw development process in 30 states of the USA, and Mexico, London, Canada and Costa Rica. Started business in Japan.

Mar 1980 - Jul 1998


UIA. Cornell University program, Restaurant Development

The entire process of Restaurant Design and Development, including Marketing and business technics for successful development.

Mar 1982 - Aug 1982

TCPA. Town & Country Planning Association, New Town studies

A Tour of the British New Towns, a Master Plan and specialty in my case in Shopping centers and Center core design.

Oct 1979 - Nov 1979

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), BArch, Architecture

This is a 5 years specialized program with a dissertation, similar to a Masters.

Aug 1971 - May 1976


Andrew Martin International. The Oscar of the Interior Design World., Award

A selection of International Designers done yearly. The Times of London, calls it "The Oscars of the Interior Design World"


Absolut Vodka Latin Design award, 2nd Place

Commercial Category. The invited me and select a project and surprised me with the award.


House Beautiful's Americas 10 Best showhouse room award, 1st Place

For a room at the San Francisco Decorators Showcase. The award program would select yearly ten showhouse rooms and only one per City


Areas of Specialization