Jacob Reidel is an architect, editor, and writer whose work examines the history of architectural practice and seeks to redesign the way architecture is practiced today.
Jacob is currently a Senior Director at WeWork, a startup disrupting conventional architectural practice and the commercial real estate industry in more than 100 cities globally. At WeWork he is responsible for Design, Build, and Operate services tailored to the company's growing number of Enterprise clients. Jacob is a licensed architect in New York and an alum of Ennead Architects and REX.
He is co-founder and editor of CLOG. In 2017 he completed the OfficeUS Manual, a critical, occasionally humorous, and sometimes stupefying guide to the architectural workplace over the last one hundred years. The Manual is the culmination of four years of research into professional practice that Jacob initiated as Assistant Curator for the US Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2014.
Jacob received his Masters in Architecture from Yale and holds a B.A. in Architectural Studies from Brown University. He has lectured widely, and taught studios and practice seminars at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Columbia University. Dedication to teaching and service has been a common thread across Jacob’s pursuits since his 2002-2004 tenure as a Teach for America Corps Member and public elementary school teacher in New York City’s South Bronx.
In August 2019, Jacob successfully completed the Harvard University Boating Swim Test. This fall he looks forward to learning how to row a single scull without crashing into the numerous bridges spanning the Charles River.