Jacob is a builder, designer, and teacher. He’s the owner/founder of Measure Twice: Carpentry, Contracting and Consulting, which focuses on people-centric architecture and unusual endeavors. Jacob has taught with various universities and alternative education programs. His educational background started in architecture and continued in the visual arts, all the while working as a laborer and carpenter’s assistant in the trades. Since school, he has worked in historic restoration, high performance residential home design, and construction, and community-centric public interest projects. He lives in Burlington, VT where he enjoys road biking, x-country skiing, playing music, and the sorts of conversations that happen while sitting on the kitchen floor.
Jacob’s first introduction to Yestermorrow was as a student in the Sustainable Treehouse Design and Construction the spring of 2008. Not long afterwards he enrolled in the Certificate in Sustainable Design/Build and in the fall of 2010 participated in the school’s internship program. He is as an instructor for a handful of classes and is a faculty member for the Semester in Sustainable Design/Build at Yestermorrow.