Founder & Principal
Qualification : M.Arch
Professional experience : 40 years
Bachelor of Architecture, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi,1979
Thesis : Design of a “Self-Sufficient floating community” for the oil workers on Bombay High - where the use of multiple solar, wind and wave based energy systems, and sewage and garbage recycling were explored.
Master of Architecture, Pratt Institute, New York City,1990
Thesis : "Holism in architecture", where architecture was taken beyond its standard boundaries and various other inputs were explored.
Membership of professional associations :
Associate, Indian Institute of Architects.
Member of Council of Architecture
Employment Record :
1980-1985 : Architect, Design Combine, Cochin
1986-1993 : Various architecture firms in New York City and Washington D.C.
1993-2013 : Partner, Design Combine
1996-2000 : Design Architect, AVA, Los Angeles
2013-Present : Proprietor, George Design
2000-Present : Director, Design Build Private Limited
Other facts :
He has been working on various innovative product design projects including penalized building systems, windmills etc.
Designer of Rethm series of “high-end” loudspeakers, which has received international acclaim and has been featured in many audio shows abroad.
Recipient of Inside Outside - Designer of the year, August 2005
Published in the book “Contemporary Indian Architects” by Jagan Shah,2008
Published in the book “Architecture in India since 1990” by Rahul Mehrotra
Born and raised in Singapore, Jacob George completed his GCE “O” level from Anglo-Chinese School and then left for New Delhi to do his architecture.
After graduation, and working for 4 years, he went to New York City to pursue graduate studies in architecture, after which he worked in the US for several years. He came back to India as a partner in an established practice in Cochin, and started his own firm in 2013.
While architecture is his principal pursuit, Jacob also has a second business: he designs and manufactures high end speakers. This factory is also located in Cochin. The factory also produces furniture and interior products, as Jacob works as an industrial designer as well.