The 1998 LIFE Magazine Dream House by Hugh Newell Jacobsen is being re-released!

Dream House 2.0

Jacobsen Architecture, LLC is the owner of the LIFE Magazine Dream House! Updated plans, details and specifications go on-sale through a third party in Fall 2015. Dream House v. 2.0 will have much greater flexibility in terms of materials, features and massing. A whole slew of additional configurations will be available that were not in the original 1998 version.

Simon Jacobsen to revive and add to "Maine's oldest house."

Jacobsen Architecture, Georgetown-based Washington architecture firm known for the addition of the U.S. Capitol, historic renovations of The American Embassy in P aris, Smithsonian’s Arts and Industries Building, Renwick Gallery and Spaso House in St. Petersburg, Russia, has been selected to restore and renovate Bray House in Maine.

The two-story wood clapboard dwelling, which is arguably one of America’s oldest buildings still standing, was built in 1640 in Kittery by John Bray, whose name still adorns it today.

The house was recently owned by singer Daryl Hall (of Hall & Oates fame), who made some minor adjustments to the building, but the current owners have planned a sensitive restoration and respectful addition to the old structure.

Much like the addition to the Capitol by the firm, the older Bray house will not come in contact with the newer additions except for a glass incision at the links.

The new owners of Bray House are no newcomers to the state. They founded the specialty food company Stonewall Kitchen and since their jamming business started more than 20 years ago, they have become one of Maine's greatest success stories.

The project is scheduled to break ground in six months under the design and direction of Simon Jacobsen.


The firm wishes to welcome Alexandra Theofanidis as Executive Assistant to Simon Jacobsen and Interior Design Coordinator.  


Jon Altheimer, General Counsel and Business Manager has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of Jacobsen Architecture, LLC.  


Simon Jacobsen will be speaking July 25th, 2014 at 'The New Nantucket Exhibition.  This event will showcase modern architecture in the island of Nantucket with the purpose of showing how innovative practices can respect the strict historic restrictions.  

Cocktail Reception:  5:00pm - 7:00pm  Location:  21 Broad Hotel, 21 Broad Street, Nantucket Massachusetts 

Presentation:  7:00pm - 10:00pm  Location:  Audrey Sterk Design & Graficas, 18 Broad Street, Nantucket Massachusetts 


2014 Merit Award

Jacobsen Architecture has been awarded the 2014 Merit Award for Residential Architecture with Washingtonian Magazine and American Institute of Architects-DC Chapter for the O/K Calvert  Apartment in Washington, DC.

Jim Weaver, Hardware Specialist

It is with profound sadness that we repot the passing of our great friend and colleague Jim Weaver.  Jim was a funny, ernest and loyal friend to many, but especially architects and builders in Washington, DC.  He owned and operated the hardware specialty store W.T. Weaver & Sons in Georgetown, which was the 'go-to' store for hardware, plumbing and household items for over 100 years.   

Jim Weaver and Hugh Newell Jacobsen forged a special and enduring friendship starting in the 1960's as Jim was able to craft, mix, and fabricate special order hardware for Jacobsen's custom doors and windows.  Jim was Jacobsen's 'go-to' man for these special and together they won many awards and were published in al of the design glossies.  When in a pinch, Hugh would be known to say "Where is Jim Weaver?!" The business continues to thrive today in the same location under the management of hi two sons, Michael and Brice.

There is an extra star in the night's sky tonight.   

                                                                     Jim Weaver Hardware Specialist 

                                                                     Jim Weaver Hardware Specialist 


Simon Jacobsen will be speaking this evening at the Huntsville Museum of Art in The Great Hall.  Following the talk with be a reception and book signing.  Thursday, March 21st at 7 PM.  

Tickets are $25 for members and $35 for non-members.

Please call:  (256) 535-4350, extension 208 for information or register online at


Tonight Simon Jacobsen will discuss and show images of new national work in the showroom at ARCHER that is adorned with Jacobsen designed furniture.

Place:  ARCHER Modern, Georgetown  Time:  6:00 PM  Date:  

1/ 24 / 13


Opening reception and launch

Where: Archer Modern

1027 33rd Street Northwest Washington, DC 20007

Date: 10/18/2012

Time 6:00PM-9:00PM

Jacobsen Architecture has exclusively licensed to ARCHER Modern a line of furniture from the extended collection of Jacobsen projects from the last 10 ten years. ARCHER Modern will be selling the unique and once proprietary works from their studio in Georgetown. For more information, visit ARCHER's website or call: (202) 640-2823.