inspired by the beauty and richness of nature and complexity of life


Jacob Planung, established by Donald Jacob 1998, is recognised for its work in architecture, urban design and infrastructure, sculpture and strategic thinking. At the heart of the studio’s work is a profound commitment to finding innovative design solutions, with a dedication to a holistic and ecological thinking.

In the most effective, farsighted planning, in successful and responsible commercial development or at the heart of liveable urban environments, landscape can be the distinguishing element of a project’s positive image or sustainability.


At JacobPlanung it is our business to ensure that our clients enjoy those benefits through creativity and professional rigour. In turn, we take pride in being able to enrich the natural environment and local culture through our work.


We are a multi-disciplinary practice, comprising landscape architecture, urban design, landscape planning, landscape ecology and horticulture skills. We routinely link with other specialist consultants, forming project teams to tackle any challenge in the built environment.


Our high level of accomplishment results from tailoring professional inputs to clients’ needs across the diverse discipline of Landscape Architecture. Each of Jacob's Principals has a practice focus and by dedication to that Portfolio can provide the particular service you need, or a competitive edge for your project.


Our services are offered via a range of Portfolios, each identified with a distinct industry or administrative sector - for example, urban planing, Tourism, Residential Communities or Campus. Each Portfolio Manager identifies the optimum role that planning and design can play in your project, and advises on the program, tasks or consultant co-ordination necessary to realise it. Each team’s capabilities - skilled people, theory and research base, technical support, materials knowledge or documentation procedures - are built to reflect the specific characteristics of the Portfolio. In the eighteen years of its existence Jacob Studio has worked in many countries, with a wide range of commissioners and in a variety of regulatory environments. Through this experience, the studio has acquired a high level of expertise in the design and realisation of innovative projects. 


In 2010 Jacob Planung was awarded for excellent buildings of the Chamber of Architects Baden Württemberg, Germany


Our philosophy