University of Alberta, Indigenous Canada Course, ongoing
Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University), Criminal Justice & Criminology Certificate, ongoing
IDEO U, Insights for Innovation Certificate, 2019
IE University – IE School of Architecture & Design, Bachelor of Architecture, 2016
Member: Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
Chartered Member: Royal Institute of British Architects
Member: Architects Registration Board (UK Registered Architect)
Executive Member: Canadian Academy of Architects for Justice
NextGen Subcommittee Member: AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice
Brampton Courthouse Addition Phase 2 & Toronto Region Bail Centre
MAG Justice Centres
New Toronto Courthouse (PDC)
B.Arch., ARB, MRAIC, RIBA
Jacob joined Montgomery Sisam in 2021 with experience in all phases of project work, from the preliminary phases of design through to technical documentation and construction administration. He has worked for several industry leading architectural firms around the world.
Jacob is a justice specialist and his practice, over the last five years, has focused almost exclusively on courthouse design. He has been a core member of several high profile P3 project co teams, including the New Toronto Courthouse, the Brampton Courthouse Addition Phase 2 and Toronto Region Bail Centre and the Abbotsford Law Courts in British Columbia. His broader portfolio of work includes several mixed-use, institutional, and commercial projects.
Jacob demonstrates a strong capacity to identify and resolve misaligned ideas and translate stakeholder feedback into innovative, effective, and efficient design solutions. He believes that developing a constructive and ongoing dialogue with diverse stakeholder groups is key to a project’s success.
Jacob takes pride in creating buildings that are supportive of and empowering to occupants, working to design spaces that are accessible and equitable to all members of society. He is committed to advancing his knowledge of Canada’s First Peoples and justice system, pursuing further studies in both fields. He is also an executive member of the Canadian Academy of Architecture for Justice, working to engage future generations of architects in the justice sector in new and productive ways.