Based in Washington DC, HiJAC is a trans-disciplinary research practice working between architecture, art, and technology. With a strong emphasis on collaboration, HiJAC produces artistic spaces, objects, and moments with a special focus on how humans interact with physical and virtual environments. These interests 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 award-winning architect and artist with more than a decade of experience working on creative projects of many types and scales.  In addition to his work with HiJAC, Hiroshi is an Associate Principal with Studios Architecture where he has provided design leadership on many of the firm’s high-profile projects. He is active in academia and regional development, having taught architecture at Tulane University and at The Catholic University of America. Currently, he is serving as a Lecturer at the University of Maryland’s School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, is a member of the Board of Directors for CulturalDC, a DC-based non-profit arts organization, and serves on the Montgomery County Department of Planning’s Art Review Panel.

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. He also holds Bachelor and Master of Architecture degrees from Tulane University. He is a recipient of the 2014 National AIA Associates Award and the 2012 AIA DC Emerging Architect Award, and is a licensed Architect in the District of Columbia.