Dominique Jakob is one of the two founding partners of JAKOB+MACFARLANE architects with Brendan MacFarlane in 1997.
She received a bachelor degree in Art History from the University of Paris I in 1990 and graduated from the Architectural School of Paris-Villemin in 1991. She has taught at the Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in 1999-2000 and at both Architectural School of Paris Villemin and Malaquais from 1994 to 2004.
Since 2013, she has been a consulting architect for the city of Toulouse and has been a member of the Administrative Board of the CNAP (French Arts National Center) from 2012 to 2015. She became a member of the Académie d’Architecture in 2016. Dominique was offered the Officer insignia award for services to Arts and Letters by the Ministry of Culture in 2011.
She regularly participates in international juries or lectures.
Main projects to date of JAKOB+MACFARLANE include the Restaurant Georges at the Pompidou Center, Paris (2000), the reconstruction of the Theater of Pont-Audemer, France (1999–2000), the Florence Loewy Library in 2001, the new Communication Center for Renault (inside the 57 Metal built by Vasconi) (2004), the Ricard Contemporary Art Foundation (2007), the Hérold 100 social apartments building in Paris (2008), The Orange Cube office building with the RBC Design Showroom in Lyon (2010), the Docks of Paris – City of Fashion and Design (2008-2012). Recently, the office delivered the ‘’Turbulences’’, new building of Frac Centre (Contemporary Art Regional Fund) in Orléans (2013), the Euronews TV world headquarters in Lyon (2014).
Among current projects include the Dance and Music Conservatory in Noisy-Le-Sec, the Miramar-Parnasse Cinema Complex in Paris, two housing projects in La Rochelle and Montpellier and a medical research center within the Saint-Louis Hospital as well as a multi-programme with housing and civic facilities in Knokke-Heist in Belgium…
Their models or drawings are in different collections such as centre Pompidou, Carnegie Melon, Victoria and Albert Museum, Frac Centre in Orléans…They have been in different exhibitions such as Frac Centre Archilab, Mori museum, Venice Biennale in 2004 and 2008..
Currently they have an exhibition at Aedes Architecture Gallery in Berlin “Augmenting the invisible” until May 18 including models in virtual reality.