Sam Jacob is a founding director of FAT, architect, writer and critic. He has most recently been the partner in charge of the Hoogvliet Heerlijkheid project in Holland a park, cultural centre and community facilities completed in October ’08 and developed in collaboration with WiMBY! The project explores ideas of Pop, populism and participation which form the basis of an architectural approach intended to explore the role of architecture as communicative device, programmatic agglomeration and social condenser. The project was shortlisted for a World Architecture Award. Jacob has taught and lectured at universities in Europe and the US including Yale and the Architectural Association. He is currently Professor of Architecture at Uiniversity of Illinois, Chicago and Director of Night School at the AA
Jacob is a frequent contributor to public architectural debate through regular lectures and symposia. He writes Strangeharvest.com and is architecture editor of Contemporary, a columnist for the Architects Journal, and contributes to magazines and journals including Icon, Art Review, Frieze, Metropolis and Log.