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.
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
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.
Prior to founding his practice, 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
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.