V&A Cromwell Road, redesign main entrance by Sam Jacob Studio

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Structural engineer.- Price & Myers.
Mechanical and electrical services (M&E).- Harley Haddow / JRG Electrical.
Quantity surveyor.- Currie Brown.
Lighting consultant.- Studio ZNA.

Victoria and Albert Museum.
Main Contractor
Competition.- 2019.
Start on site.- October 2021.
Completion datef.- April 2022.
Manufacturers / Suppliers
Specialist fabricator.- Millimeter Terrazzo supplier.- Diespecker CAD software used.- Vectorworks 2D/3D
Cromwell Road, South Kensington SW7 2RL London, UK.

Sam Jacob Studio

Sam Jacob Studio for architecture and design was established in 2014 and has quickly gained a reputation as a progressive design practice creating idiosyncratic and striking projects underwritten with intelligent thinking. Projects that spans scales from objects to architectural, urban and cultural projects. The works are driven by research developing new relationships between contemporary approaches, history and wider culture.

It is exhibited internationally including at the Venice Architecture Biennale, the Chicago Architecture Biennial, the Graham Foundation, the London Design Festival and is published extensively including in AJ, Log, Domus, and San Rocco.

Clients include cultural institutions such as the Design Museum, the Science Museum and the V&A, global brands including Mini, local authorities and commercial developers.

Sam Jacob, principal of Sam Jacob Studio. Previously, Sam was a founding director of FAT Architecture where he was involved in many internationally acclaimed projects including the BBC Drama Production Village in Cardiff, the Heerlijkheid Hoogvliet park and cultural centre in Rotterdam and the curation of the British Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale. He has exhibited at leading galleries and museums including the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the MAK in Vienna and the Biennale.

Sam is also contributing editor for Icon magazine and columnist for both Art Review and Dezeen and a regular participant in talks and events for institutions such as MoMA, the Southbank Centre and the Soane Museum.

Jacob is Professor of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago, visiting Professor at Yale School of Architecture and Director of Night School at the Architectural Association.
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