Jake Schmidt RA (he/him/his)

Jake’s motivation to create stems from his belief that designers have a responsibility to use the skills they have cultivated to better the communities around them.

  • I’m from  Guilford, CT.

  • My education  M.Arch, Roger Williams University

  • Notable accomplishments/awards  BSA Unbuilt Architecture Award

  • Community service  Habitat for Humanity

  • A space that has affected me  The Holocaust Memorial in Berlin; it's built of simple, minimalist materials that create a powerful, memorable space.

  • Materials that excite me are  simple and natural, taking advantage of and emphasizing the living elements that inhabit a space.

  • I’m excited about building technology that  enables the user to take control of the building and really interact with the space to gain a further understanding of what it is capable of.

  • On Saturday mornings, you can usually find me  surfing in the summer and snowboarding in the winter.

  • The nerdiest thing I do in my spare time  Watch Anime

  • On my playlist  CCR, Mt. Joy, Saba

  • My favorite creative endeavor  Illustration

  • My best vacation  A road trip to San Francisco