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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
Hiroshi Jacobs was awarded the 2014 National Associates Award at the AIA Convention in Chicago. More information on the award can be foundRead more
In conjunction with their latest installation, Vector Cloud, Hiroshi Jacobs & Casey Hughes gave an informal artist talk at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Luce Foundation. View the event informationRead more
Beyond BIM Basics is a three-hour panel & workshop event on advanced topics related to BIM interoperability. Hosted by AIA DC and organized by HiJAC founder Hiroshi Jacobs, the event will feature two individuals who are at the leading edge of the use of technology in design and construction: Jennifer Downey, Manager of Support Services at Turner Construction and Zach Downey, former Director of Applied Technology at SHoP Architects and partner atParabox. Together we will discuss moving beyond the use of BIM for documentation, towards more value added purposes. This comes with 3 LU’s and the link with more informationRead 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 a Lecturer in Architecture at The Catholic University of America, an architect with STUDIOS architecture, and the founder of HiJAC, a trans-disciplinary design & research collaborative. 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. Hiroshi was selected as an outpost of OfficeUS for the American pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale, and was recently highlighted in DC Modern Luxury’s Best of DC 2015 Issue. Hiroshi has held academic faculty positions at Tulane University and 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 users with nearly half a million members, and the author of Chameleon, a software plugin for Revit and Grasshopper, 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.