Tom Jacobs is a co-managing partner of Krueck Sexton Partners. Tom’s role at the firm brings together his experience and personal ethos as a citizen-architect. As the firm’s key designer, he is actively engaged in projects day-to-day and responsible for nurturing a work culture that encourages individuals and teams to do their best work.
Tom also leads the firm’s overall strategic visioning, to increase its positive impact on people, the planet, and profits. This includes using exploration and innovation as the drivers of a successful business model, fueled by commitments to social and environmental advocacy within and outside the firm.
With climate change pushing the world into uncertain territory, Tom sees abundant opportunities for architects to leverage their visioning, problem-solving, and communication skills in the service of a greater good. This service begins with stepping forward, and just as in the design studio, Tom leads by example. In 2016, Tom co-founded Architects Advocate on Climate Change, a non-partisan grassroots action platform with more than 900 design and industry firms and 2,500 individual members.
Tom’s efforts as practitioner, advocate, and educator, and his frequent speaking engagements have been central to the firm's growing for thought-leadership.
Tom first joined the firm in 1997 after receiving his Diploma of Architecture from the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. In 2012, Tom was recognized by the AIA with the Young Architects Award for his infectious guidance and aspirational outlook of the profession.