Growing up here in Austin, TX Jacob always had a curiosity for the built environment and all of its moving parts. His early influences come from summers spent with his grandfather’s fixing cars, taking apart old farm equipment, and getting them running again. This was the early foundation that sparked his interest in the details and craft of making things.
Jacob ventured out to West Texas, and attended Texas Tech University to pursue his undergraduate degree in Architecture. The Southwestern landscape had a critical influence throughout his design studies there. Upon graduating, he headed to East Texas and spent some time with a small local firm that was heavily engaged with the surrounding community, and was extremely beneficial in his training before attending graduate school.
Jacob attended graduate school at the University of Texas at San Antonio where he received a Masters of Architecture and design award for best Graduate Thesis Project. While continuing studies, he interned at Overland Partners Architects, where he was given a heavy dose of regionally influenced design that engaged the landscape through the integration of the urban fabric and site. Here he had the opportunity to work on several nationally recognized award winning projects around the country.
In 2009 Jacob found his way back home to Austin where he has been working in residential Architecture for the past 7 years. He joined Tim Cuppett Architects in 2015. Here he looks back to his early influences, implementing those ideas into the careful crafting of details, and how they harmoniously come together to inform the way we live.