72: What It’s Like to Build a Career in Architecture w/ Simon Jacobsen [Main T4C episode]
Simon Jacobsen is a founding partner of the internationally acclaimed architectural firm Jacobsen Architecture, LLC with his father Hugh Newell Jacobsen, F.A.I.A. Simon operates a company of nine architects and works throughout the United States, Caribbean, Europe and Asia. The primary focus of his work is custom residential, commercial and..
“Architecture is a really good profession for people with [learning] challenges. Because they have very clear objectives and deadlines that are set that are understandable and very long due dates with lots of help.”
Best Career Advice
“Don’t read your own press. People are writing about you, and they’re saying things about you that are positive and they’re trying to sell magazines, or they’re trying to get hits on a website. And they will sometimes say things that are just a gross distortion of a human being. Don’t believe it.”
“In a school that required a 4.0, trigonometry and calculus, advanced geometry and algebra, these were are all mathematics I never had. I had a great deal of memorization to do, and I got by with a C- and the generosity of a professor. But at that point, I’d come all this way and I’m going to blow it and not have a degree and all those detractors were going to be right. But they were wrong, they were wrong by a C-.”