Jacob Down - RIBA Chartered Architect
Jacob graduated with a Distinction from the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL in 2013 and now operates from Porthminster Studio, a 25sqm studio apartment in St Ives, Cornwall; overlooking the infamous light of the historic art colony and fishing town.
It explores the production of multi-disciplinary and technologically evolutionary works operating between the arts, retail and residential sectors including visual production and built installations. Jacob teaches regularly at Falmouth School of Architecture, Design and Interiors and has also exhibited work at the RIBA 66 Portland Place, Slade Galleries UCL and Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall.
In 2018, Jacob colloborated with Cultural Programmer and Experiential Placemaking Strategist Juliana Ribeiro to be selected as one of eight winning RIBA Chartered Architects in the international RIBA Regents Street Windows Comptition 2018 to collaborate with high street retailers on Regents Street, London.
Jacob Down is an RIBA Chartered Architect based in St Ives, Cornwall and an Associate Lecturer in Architecture at the Falmouth School of Architecture, Design and Interiors at Falmouth University.
Clients to date include fashion retailer Superdry, LA based artist Danny Fox and Mickey Smith’s project band ‘A Blaze of Feather’ featuring Ben Howard.
He is an industry expert in 3D lidar scanning and BIM implementation and has written extensively for AEC Magazine alongside internationally published works on Dezeen and DesignBoom.
The practice was established in 2016 by RIBA Chartered Architect Jacob Down with an ambition to design critical and crafted architecture appropriately sculpted from unique project parameters and site constraints.
Utilising a balanced combination of contemporary technologies alongside physical and material testing, the practice places a strong emphasis on design exploration through elaborations of craft and an iterative design process.
From 3D lidar scanned pointcloud site surveys, digital BIM [building information models], and physical 3D printed architectural maquettes, the practice uses advanced methods of production to materialise inspirational spaces and meaningful architecture.