John Jacobson

John D. Jacobson

Professor Adjunct
John Jacobson is an architect who has taught at the School of Architecture since 1970. He received his B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles and his M.Arch. from Yale University. While teaching, he was also a designer for Pfisterer, Tor and Associates, a consulting structural engineering firm; a project manager for one of the largest construction companies in Connecticut; and a project manager for Cesar Pelli & Associates. In addition, for twenty years, John was the product designer and owner of a manufacturing firm specializing in products for children. He has received the Judith M. Capen Teaching Award, an award selected by YSoA graduating students. From 1996 through 2018, John, as associate dean, worked with three successive deans in overseeing the School of Architecture’s administration and finance. His current research is on the history and consequences of building failures.
Education
BA University of California, Los Angeles
MArch Yale University

Courses

2022b
Spring 2023
Systems Integration and Development in Design
Martin Finio, Victoria Arbitrio, Anibal Bellomio, Kristen Butts, Alastair Elliott, Robert Haughney, Kristin Hawkins, John D. Jacobson, Larry Jones, Aaron Martin, Gina Narracci, Laura Pirie, Victoria Ponce de Leon, Craig Razza, Hermona Tamrat, Celia Toche, Adam Trojanowski
2241b
Spring 2023
Building Disasters
John D. Jacobson
2241b
Spring 2022
Building Disasters
John D. Jacobson
2241b
Spring 2021
Building Disasters
John D. Jacobson
2022b
Spring 2020
Systems Integration and Development in Design
Martin Finio, Anibal Bellomio, Kristen Butts, Alastair Elliott, Erleen Hatfield, Robert Haughney, Kristin Hawkins, John D. Jacobson, Larry Jones, Jennifer Lan, Aaron Martin, Gina Narracci, Kari Nystrom, Laura Pirie, Victoria Ponce de Leon, Craig Razza, Pierce Reynoldson, Edward Stanley, Celia Toche, Adam Trojanowski
2241b
Spring 2020
Building Disasters
John D. Jacobson
1217a
Fall 2019
Architectural Product Design
John D. Jacobson
2022b
Spring 2019
Systems Integration and Development in Design
Martin Finio, Victoria Arbitrio, Anibal Bellomio, Alastair Elliott, Erleen Hatfield, Robert Haughney, Kristin Hawkins, Larry Jones, Jennifer Lan, Gina Narracci, Kari Nystrom, Laura Pirie, Victoria Ponce de Leon, Craig Razza, Pierce Reynoldson, Edward Stanley, Philip Steiner, Celia Toche, Adam Trojanowski, John D. Jacobson
2022b
Spring 2018
Systems Integration and Development in Design
Martin Finio, Erleen Hatfield, Craig Razza, Anibal Bellomio, Alastair Elliott, Kari Nystrom, Robert Haughney, Jennifer Lan, Laura Pirie, Larry Jones, Victoria Ponce de Leon, John D. Jacobson, Celia Toche, Adam Trojanowski, Kristin Hawkins, Edward Stanley, Philip Steiner
2022b
Spring 2017
Systems Integration and Development in Design
Martin Finio, Kristin Hawkins, Edward Stanley, Philip Steiner, John D. Jacobson, Celia Toche, Adam Trojanowski, Anibal Bellomio, Alastair Elliott, Craig Razza, Robert Haughney, Jennifer Lan, Laura Pirie, Larry Jones, Victoria Ponce de Leon, Kevin Schorn, Erleen Hatfield, Kari Nystrom
2022b
Spring 2016
Systems Integration and Development in Design
Martin Finio, Kristin Hawkins, Edward Stanley, Philip Steiner, John D. Jacobson, Adam Trojanowski, Anibal Bellomio, Victoria Ponce de Leon, Craig Razza, Victoria Arbitrio, Robert Haughney, Laura Pirie, Erleen Hatfield, Larry Jones
2022b
Spring 2015
Systems Integration and Development in Design
Martin Finio, Larry Jones, Victoria Ponce de Leon, Kristin Hawkins, Edward Stanley, Philip Steiner, Anibal Bellomio, Craig Razza, John D. Jacobson, Adam Trojanowski, Robert Haughney, Laura Pirie, Eric Buckley, Miriam Peterson, Kenneth Gibble