Sam Jacob on art and architecture in conversation with Justyna Green


Sam Jacob is principal of Sam Jacob Studio for architecture and design, a practice whose work spans scales and disciplines from urban design through architecture, design, art and curatorial projects. Current projects include a gallery in south London, a new mixed use building in Hoxton, the remodelling of the V&A’s Cromwell Road entrance, a new public toilet in London’s West End and work for the National Collections Centre in Wiltshire.

He has worked internationally on award winning projects and has exhibited at major museums such as the V&A, MAK, and The Art Institute of Chicago as well as cultural events including the Venice Architecture Biennale. He is Professor of Architecture at UIC, Chicago, and visiting professor at the University of Hong Kong and columnist for Art Review and Dezeen. Previously he was a founding director of FAT Architecture.

Sam created Sea Things at the V&A as a Landmark Project for London Design Festival 2019. In this episode, he speaks with Justyna Green about his creative process and how future thinking informs his design.