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MIKE JACOBS (b. New York City) is a Registered Architect in New York and California and has been in practice since 2002. In that time he has designed and built numerous award-winning architectural projects, across the United States.

Parallel to his practice, Mike served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture from 2008–2016 and most recently at Yale University’s Graduate School of Architecture in 2017. His recent design studios have explored the ethical and cultural role of architects within fragile landscapes and have concentrated on the application, theory and perception of Color in contemporary design.

Mike was recognized with the American Institute of Architects NY Lebrun Travel Grant to facilitate his interest in cities and particularly in public space reclamation projects in the U.S. and Europe. His proposals for large-scale waste restructuring in downtown Los Angeles and for the reimagining of New York City’s East River are an evolution of this work.

Mike received a Master of Architecture Degree from the Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation and a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in Urban Studies from Lehigh University. He is a member of the Architectural League of New York and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

SARI CHANG (b. San Francisco) is a Registered Architect in New York & New Jersey. She focuses on projects that have environmental and social impact, while cultivating sustained individual, civic and institutional relationships. Whether working on a project with the NYC Parks Department, with the CEO of a company, or a family building a home, she brings the same collaborative and creative problem-solving leadership.

Prior to JACOBSCHANG, Sari worked for Pei Cobb Freed and Partners in New York on numerous award-winning projects for university campuses, including Stanford & Princeton Universities. Subsequently Sari worked at Rogers Marvel Architects as the Project Architect for Kate Spade, and for many years worked as the principal of her own practice, executing a range of projects that included offices, residential and institutional work including Princeton University.

Sari received her Master of Architecture degree from Yale University and a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Architecture from Princeton University. She is a member of the Architectural League of New York, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) and the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA). She sits on numerous boards, and is Chair Emerita of the Board for Make-A-Wish Metro New York and Western New York.