News Release

School of Architecture Presents Alumnus Mickey Jacob

University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture presents a talk by Mickey Jacob '82 on Wednesday, April 3 from 6–8 p.m. in the Warren Loranger Architecture Building.

Jacob was recently inaugurated as the 89th president of the American Institute of Architects, chosen to represent over 80,000 AIA members. He has more than 25 years of AIA participation holding numerous leadership positions.

Jacob is the managing principal at Urban Studio Architects in Tampa, Florida. Urban Studio Architects is an architecture and interior architecture practice with a focus on sustainable design practices in a variety of project types. Jacob oversees the day-to-day business operations, the development of the firm's strategic direction, and the implementation of business development.

This event is free and open to the public and is part of the 2012-2013 School of Architecture Lecture Series, presented by the Great Lakes Fabricators and Erectors Association.

For more information, please contact the School of Architecture at 313-993-1532 or

Release date: April 02, 2013

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, offering approximately 100 majors and programs in 60 academic fields. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, the University has three campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.