Hiroshi Jacobs is an educator, designer, and installation artist working in Washington D.C. His design work has appeared in numerous publications and exhibitions, including Surface Magazine, Businessweek, Harvard GSD Platform, DesCours New Orleans, La Biennale di Venezia, and the Harvard Arts First Festival. Hiroshi is currently a designer with STUDIOS architecture and serves as a lecturer and studio critic with The Catholic University of America. He has previously taught at Tulane University and in the Career Discovery program at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, and was recently awarded the 2012 Emerging Architect Award from the American Institute of Architects Washington DC Chapter.
As a designer and academic, Hiroshi works with a particular interest in indeterminate systems and the potential reciprocities and found between technology, material, and intuitive gestures. Hiroshi’s interest in digital design process has also led to him to become a leading voice in the field of Building Information Modeling technology, in both professional and academic circles. He is the founder and director of RevitCity.com, an online community of Revit users with over a 350,000 members. He is also the author of a software plugin, Chameleon, which facilitates the transfer of geometric and meta-data between Revit and Grasshopper.
Hiroshi received his Master in Design Studies degree from Harvard University, where he was the recipient of the Daniel L Shodek Award for Technology and Sustainability, and received his Bachelor and Master of Architecture degrees from Tulane University.