Home Life: Jacobsen Makes AD100

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Jacobsen Architecture earns career honor securing a spot in Architectural Digest’s AD 100 List for 2012.
By Tyler Sullivan

Simon Jacobsen of Jacobsen Architecture, 2529 P Street NW. Photo by Nathan Schuh.

Architectural Digest’s AD100, one of the highest honors for those pursuing a lifestyle in the architectural arts, this year features one of Washington’s very own – Jacobsen Architecture.

The 2012 list hails Jacobsen for their “simple geometric forms – stripped of ornament and capped, more often than not, with hipped or gabled roofs” and “dynamic clusters that manage, poetically, to conjure houses of the past while evoking visions of the future.”

Hugh Newell Jacobsen has earned over 120 awards thus far in his career, devoting more than fifty years to architecture and design. Beginning his firm in 1958, he was joined by his son Simon in 1990, and together they began Jacobsen Architecture in 2009.

Jacobsen Architecture highlights “the eloquence in the language of architecture,” emphasizing how a building is composed. The firm promotes simple geometric forms that are functional and advantageous to their surroundings, nature and owners: “My detailing is deliberately sparse and linear in order to enhance the spaces within and without. People look good in my buildings”

Jacobsen Architecture is nestled in Georgetown at 2529 P Street NW.

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