Jacob Peters is a Chicago native, architect, and urban designer focused on the intersection between affordable housing and sustainable transportation. These issues revolve around the underlying unequal dispersal of these resources across the Chicagoland area and have made Jacob passionate about what steps we must take to rectify this inequality. That is the focus of his efforts through work and advocacy so that more people can afford to live close to frequent, reliable, and safe transportation options.
Jacob is a product of Chicago Public Schools who was raised in Albany Park by parents who are incredibly knowledgable and passionate about cities. This upbringing combined with his almost absurd interest in urban design, affordable housing, public transportation, and Chicago sports causes him to be the office’s walking encyclopedia of Chicago knowledge (some extremely useful, some only interesting). Jacob’s expertise and passions also allow him to serve as the North Side Community Representative on the Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Council.
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University of Cincinnati, 2009.
Research year for Urban Design and Architecture, McGill University, Montreal, QC