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AIAS Executive Director Nick Serfass sits down with Hiroshi Jacobs, AIA, LEED AP, associate at Studios Architecture, during episode 45 of #askanarchitect. #askanarchitect is a casual sit down conversation featuring an architect who provides an inside look intoRead more
In April 2017 Hiroshi participated in Art Tank, an artist pitch challenge program that brought DC real-estate developers and artists together to create art projects throughout the nation's capital. With inspiration from the popular show Shark Tank, this program showcased a selection of local artists who presented their ideas for art projects in the city that panelists bid on in real-time during the art challenge session. Watch Video of theRead more
iGLOW getting press along with other rad art in On Tap Magazine. StoryRead more
Creative Salem has featured an article about our Tradewind project on their website. Read itRead more
Here's a nice write-up about the reconstruction of iGLOW in the Dupont Underground on ARCH_OTUSRead more
Hiroshi was honored to serve on the 2016 Schenk-Woodman Competition jury at Penn Design, chaired by JoanRead more
Check out this nice write up about Georgetown Glow in BYT, featuring our very ownRead more
Our Anamorphic Hut project, a competition entry for Folly 2015, has been published onRead more
Our collaborative proposal with OP.AL for the 2015 Folly competition has been published onRead more
Hiroshi Jacobs will deliver the inaugural Craig and Mimi Spangler Lecture at the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning, and Practice on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015. More information on the event can be foundRead more
HiJAC has recently been selected among a crowded field of artists to design and build and installation at the public art gallery School33, in Baltimore. The installation will be on display during the months of April and May,Read more
HiJAC founder Hiroshi Jacobs is honored to receive recognition as DC Modern Luxury Magazine's "Best of the City" in Design for 2015. See the publicationRead more
HiJAC founder Hiroshi Jacobs has been invited as a jury member for the 2015 Collaborative & Professional Achievement Awards of the American Institute of Architects. The awards include: Associates Award Collaborative Achievement Award Edward C. Kemper Award Thomas Jefferson Awards Whitney M. Young Jr. Award. More details on the awards can be foundRead more
HiJAC founder Hiroshi Jacobs will be a panelist for "Games and Architectural Design: Not Your Father's Atari", an event organized and co-hosted by The District Architecture Center, AIA|DC Technology Committee, and the International Game Developers Association DC Chapter. Information and registration can be foundRead more
Hiroshi has been selected as an outpost for OfficeUS, the organization responsible for the United States Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architectural Biennale. OfficeUS Partners invited 90 architects worldwide to participate in the activities of a global architecture office. OfficeUS Outposts contribute their voices, expertise and skills to OfficeUS on a regular basis. The selected members of the Office US Outpost Community are architects working within corporate offices, small firms, government agencies, universities or independently.Read more
HiJAC is a trans-disciplinary collaborative working between architecture, art, and technology, creating artistic spaces, objects, and moments that are driven by an interest in experimenting with how humans interact with both physical and virtual environments. These relationships are explored through many mediums, from software and web interfaces, to installation art and fabrication research, to architecture & interior design.
Hiroshi Jacobs, Founder
Hiroshi Jacobs is an artist and architect living and working in Washington, DC. He is the founder of HiJAC, a trans-disciplinary design & research art collaborative, and a practicing architect with STUDIOS architecture. His designs and artwork have appeared in numerous publications and exhibitions, including Surface Magazine, Businessweek, Harvard GSD Platform, DesCours New Orleans, La Biennale di Venezia, (e)Merge, and the Harvard Arts First Festival. Additionally, Hiroshi was selected as an outpost of OfficeUS for the American pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architectural Biennale. Hiroshi has held academic faculty positions at Tulane University, The Catholic University of America, and as a design studio critic in the Career Discovery program at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.
As the founder and director of RevitCity.com, an online community of Revit software users with more than half a million members, and the author of Chameleon, a software plugin that connects Revit and Grasshopper (two popular design software), Hiroshi is a leading voice in architectural design technology. He is a member of the AIA|DC Design Excellence Committee and co-chair of the AIA|DC Technology Committee. Hiroshi received the 2012 Emerging Architect Award from the Washington DC chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and the 2014 National AIA Associates Award.
Hiroshi holds a Master in Design Studies degree from Harvard University, where he was the recipient of the Daniel L Schodek Award for Technology and Sustainability, and received his Bachelor and Master of Architecture degrees from Tulane University. He is a registered architect in the District of Columbia.
Rolled Almanza, Project Manager
Rolled (Chris) Almanza is a graduate student at The Catholic University of America, School of Arhitecture and Planning, and Project Manager for HiJAC. With HiJAC, he has played an instrumental role in the design and fabrication of several high-profile installation projects, including Inside Out, iGLOW, and TradeWind.
Rolled holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from The Catholic University of America, and will complete his Master of Architecture degree in 2017.