Jacob came to Starr Whitehouse with close to five years of experience managing the design and implementation of residential, institutional, and commercial landscapes in and around New York City. These efforts led to the completion of over twenty roof terrace and green roof projects, thus establishing his expertise in over-structure design and construction. He has lectured on the topic of urban roof gardens at various garden clubs and design symposia, and he was featured in a June 2014 Wall Street Journal article for his design of a private rooftop arboretum in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood.
Since joining Starr Whitehouse, Jacob has expanded his design and project management acumen to encompass a broad range of project types including multi-family residential amenity spaces, public and private institutional site designs, and waterfront developments. By combining his acute knowledge of site design and landscape construction with his broad understanding of urban and landscape theory, he is able to move across project type and scale with skill and confidence.
Jacob believes that the unique context of each site should inform design decisions, and that the most productive landscapes exude a distinct sense of place while simultaneously lending cohesiveness to the urban fabric. He strives for authenticity and simplicity in terms of both legibility of form and means of construction, ensuring that what is designed can also be built.
- St. Mary’s Park Master Plan and Reconstruction, Bronx, NY
- Atlantic Chestnut Affordable Housing, Brooklyn, NY
- Lexington Gardens Affordable Housing, New York, NY
- Greenpoint Terminal Market Master Plan, Brooklyn, NY
- Greenpoint Terminal Hotel, Brooklyn, NY
- NYPD 40th Precinct Station House, Bronx, NY
- St. Barnabas Hospital Annex, Bronx, NY
- West 58th Street Development, New York, NY
- Duane Street Co-op Amenity Terrace, New York, NY
- East 149th Street Development, Bronx, NY
- EF Academy, Thornwood, NY