Mickey Jacob, FAIA, a founding principal with Urban Studio Architects, has been practicing architecture in Tampa for 32 years. During that time, he has worked on many successful projects across a variety of project types, focusing on interior architecture, concept planning, office building design consultation, and hospitality building design. Jacob’s commitment to leadership in the community and the profession has been the driving force behind his extensive participation in a variety of business and professional organizations. Currently, he serves on the Boards of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce and Tampa Downtown Partnership, and is an active member of NAIOP. Additionally, Jacob has attained leadership positions in local, state, and national chapters of the American Institute of Architects and was elected to serve as the 2013 AIA President, only the second person from Florida to hold that office in the 157 year history of the AIA.