Human Factors College of Design

Jacob mans

Professor, School of Architecture
Director, Master of Science in Architecture, Research Practices
University of Minnesota, [151J] Rapson Hall 
Phone: 612-624-5201
Office: 151H Rapson Hall



Jacob Mans is an architect living in Minneapolis, recently back in his home territory. His work focuses on the influence of large-scaled environmental systems on small-scaled building performance. He is currently researching social behaviors attached to habits of consumption and conservation with a design focus on the mediums of wood and fire.



Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA
Master of Design Studies, 2016

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Master of Architecture, 2010

Luther College, Decorah, IA
Bachelor of Art in studio Art, 2005


  • ARCH 5562--Fall 2016--Tech 2
  • ARCH 5563--Fall 2016--Tech 3

Research Expertise

  • Leveraging the latent potential of the non-expert


Consortium for Research Practices
Rapson Hall - Room 145
89 Church Street
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Main Reception Desk: 612-624-7866
fax: 612-624-5743