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Hugh Newell Jacobsen
series: Artist Toolbox
air date: 3/08/13 10:30 AM
"Every morning when I walked this block and a half to my office and I saw the sad people in their cars heading to some awful job, I just thought, I can't wait to get at it again," says acclaimed architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen. "I found something I was good at, and it was just so thrilling." In this very special episode of The Artist Toolbox, walk with host John Jacobsen, son of the award-winning architect, through his childhood home and his father's Georgetown office as they discuss a career in ground-breaking architecture half a century strong. The senior Jacobsen set up an independent practice in Washington, DC over fifty years ago, resulting in award-winning residential and commercial projects worldwide. Described as "one of the world's 50 top architects" by Architectural Digest, he has designed more than 400 private houses, including residences for Meryl Streep, James Gardner, Bunny and Paul Mellon, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Discover the foundation underlying Hugh Newell Jacobsen's mastery of the art of architecture and why "God is in the details." Jacobsen quotes Frank Lloyd Wright, "A doctor can bury his mistakes, but all architects can do is plant ivy."
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