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Bob Jakubik

Director of Architectural Operations | AIA, LEED AP

The garden provides boundless instruction for the architect.

Bob Jakubik has been at Olson Kundig for over twenty-eight years; he joined the firm in 1992 and was named Director of Architectural Operations in 2020. Bob brings considerable expertise to the organization and coordination of all phases of architectural design.

He has held integral roles including design, production and management on a variety of projects ranging from institutional to residential. Projects on which Bob has worked have been published in the New York Times, Architectural Record and College Planning and Management magazines among others, as well as numerous books. Projects for which he served as project manager are included in the monographs, Tom Kundig: Working Title published by Princeton Architectural Press (2020); Jim Olson: Building, Nature, Art published by Thames & Hudson (2018); Tom Kundig: Houses, published by Princeton Architectural Press (2006); and Jim Olson Houses, published by Monacelli Press (2009). When not working on projects, Bob focuses on firmwide management of operations including staffing, mentorship and professional development.

Bob is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a professional degree in architecture. He spent a year studying architecture in Rome; in 2006, he returned to Italy teach as adjunct faculty for the University of Washington. Bob has lectured at the University of Washington and the University of Notre Dame, as well as the University of Guadalajara. He currently serves on the Senior Advisory Council of the esteemed Bloedel Reserve public garden after nine years on the Board of Trustees. As chairman of their Facilities Committee, he focused on multiple capital projects including the renovation of the historic Japanese Guest House designed by Paul Hayden Kirk and the development of a new master plan for the garden.

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