Sam Jacoby is an architectural researcher and educator with a diverse research portfolio and practice. Jacoby is Professor of Architectural and Urban Design Research and the Research Leader of the School of Architecture at the Royal College of Art, responsible for School-wide research strategy and management as well as the Laboratory for Design and Machine Learning. His teaching experience spans more than 18 years and includes the leading of PhD, MPhil, and MRes research-degree programmes. Jacoby is co-founder and former Director (2009–2019) of the MPhil in Architecture and Urban Design: Projective Cities at the Architectural Association School of Architecture. He was interim Professor of Architecture, Designs, and Building Typology at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart (2016), and has taught at the Hochschule Anhalt, the Bartlett School of Architecture at the University College London, and the University of Nottingham. Jacoby gained an AA Diploma from the Architectural Association School of Architecture and holds a doctorate from the Technische Universität Berlin.