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Beth Jacob


Sr. Associate | New Orleans

P | (504) 684-5796
E | bjacob@mac-ha.com



Beth Jacob is a senior associate in the New Orleans office. As a registered architect with over 18 years of experience in the fields of historic preservation, architecture, and planning, Beth has worked on successful rehabilitation projects for both public and private sector clients. Prior to joining MacRostie Historic Advisors in 2018, she was principal and co-founder of Clio Associates, a New Orleans-based historic preservation consulting firm.

Her architectural training, technical knowledge, and enthusiasm for archival research allow her to undertake a wide variety of projects. Beth has completed historic rehabilitation tax credit consulting assignments in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Missouri, where projects have ranged from the reuse of a 1920s office-building-turned-hotel to the restoration of a c.1949 gas station. Since 2014, she has served as the technical design consultant for the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority’s award-winning commercial corridor improvement program, Façade RENEW. Other Clio projects include National Register nominations for two high-rise office towers on the basis of their engineering significance, historic district design guidelines for the City of Gretna, Louisiana, and a preservation plan for New Orleans’ historic Lafayette Cemetery No. 1. Prior to forming Clio Associates, Beth was a project manager in the Urban Design and Planning Studio at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP in Chicago.

Beth is a member of the Architectural Review Committee for the New Orleans Historic District Landmarks Commission and serves on the board of the New Orleans Architecture Foundation. From 2014 to 2018, she co-taught the Urban Conservation studio in the Master of Preservation Studies program at the Tulane School of Architecture. In 2017, she was awarded the Richard Morris Hunt Fellowship, a prize conferred biennially to one American preservation architect for six months of research, travel, and professional exchange in France.

Beth has a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Social Policy from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois; a Master of Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley; and a Master of Preservation Studies from the Tulane School of Architecture.