JBA Collective

Jacob Bek

About JBA Collective

Jacob Bek Architects Collective, or JBA Collective, is a design intensive architecture and design studio based in New York City. The studio aims to approach each individual project as a new question, redefining conventions and pushing the boundaries of architecture and design culture today. Regardless of scale, program, or budget, the team at JBA is constantly critically rethinking standards to discover groundbreaking design solutions. Through the design process, JBA translates the core of each design problem into the realization of architecture, interiors, product design, as well as speculative research proposals.

Jacob Bek is an architect, educator, and founding partner at Jacob Bek Architects Collective. Prior to forming JBA, Bek was a founding partner at studioMADOUHBEK New York | Kuwait. In addition, Bek has worked with a number of international architecture offices including Foster + Partners and Reiser + Umemoto, RUR Architecture. He began his professional career working primarily on residential and institutional renovations, and went on to develop large scale built projects in the US and Middle East. Bek has been involved in numerous symposiums, exhibitions, and has shown work across the globe.

Bek received his Associate of the Arts from Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute, and Master of Science in Emergent Technologies and Design from the Architectural Association School of Architecture. Bek is a Visiting Professor at Pratt Institute, an Adjunct Faculty member at Fashion Institute of Technology, a certified LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional), a certified member of NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards), a member of the Architectural Association in London, and a Registered Architect in the State of New York and Massachusetts.

LOCATION: New York City
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