Hugh Newell Jacobsen has practiced architecture under his own name since 1958. His projects have been built and published world wide, winning one hundred fourteen awards for excellence in design. Among these are six National Honor Awards from the American Institute of Architects and 20 awards for excellence in house design from the professional journal Architectural Record.<br><br>Simon Jacobsen is the son of Hugh Jacobsen and managing design partner of the firm and oversees corroboratively and independently on projects in North America, Europe and the Caribbean. He became Chief Operating Officer under his authored PLLC re-organization of the company in 2002. He focused the firm on expanding the size of the facilities, number of personnel and digital assets to take on a greater range of projects and focus on integrating the firm's legacy design with new technology, systems and a more responsible environmental strategy.