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SAMANTHA JACOBSON

SAMANTHA JACOBSON

Irvine, CA, US

 

About 

Samantha Jacobson is a designer and critic. Her 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; 62585 Golden Street. a speculative single family residence and vacation rental in Joshua Tree, California to be completed in 2018; and a single family residence in Litchfield, Connecticut, also to be completed in 2018. Since October 2014, Ms. Jacobson has been Co-Editor of KEEPITDIRTY.ORG, with Eileen Joy. She founded the design consultancy HAHA in 2015.

Ms. Jacobson holds degrees in architecture studies from Rice University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She lives in California.

Employment 

HAHA, Los Angeles, CA, US, President, Principal, and Creative Director

May 2015 - current
 

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).

Jun 2010 - Aug 2011
 

Education 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, Masters, History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture and Art

Aug 2011 - Jun 2013
 

Rice University, Houston, TX, Bachelors, Architecture

Aug 2006 - May 2010
 

Awards 

MITx Fellowship, Scholarship

2013
 

MIT ODGE GLSG Grant, Grant

To initiate a SMArchS event series at MIT

2012
 

MIT Course 4 Graduate Fellowship, Scholarship

2011
 

RDA Initiatives for Houston Grant, Grant

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

2010
 

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

2010
 

Leadership Rice Envision Grant, Grant

Full-funding for ColorCycle, a student-initiated, campus-wide public art project at Rice University

2009
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills