Meet Jake

Meet Jake

Jacob R. Day, Assoc. AIA is an urban planner, Army officer and candidate for Salisbury City Council. Jake was born and raised in the Camden neighborhood of Salisbury, where he lives and owns a home today. He has served the City as a Planning Commissioner and Board of Housing Appeals Member.

Jake earned a Master of Science in Nature, Society & Environmental Policy from Oxford University where he graduated with distinction for his dissertation. He also earned a Master of Urban Design from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Maryland.

Jake has spent his career revitalizing downtowns and making them more vibrant, livable places. He has worked for the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, most recently as the Director of the Center for Towns. The Center for Towns is a program utilizing design, planning and implementation assistance to establish vibrant, sustainable small cities and towns on the Eastern Shore.

Before moving back to the land of pleasant living in 2008, Jake served as national President of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) and later as Editor-in-Chief of Crit, a journal of architecture. A Richard Upjohn Fellow, he served on the American Institute of Architects (AIA) national Board of Directors and in various capacities with each of the national architectural organizations (NCARB, NAAB, ACSA) and a growing design organization, Urban Dialogues. Jake has worked for Partners for Livable Communities, Becker Morgan Group and Design Collective helping to redesign and revitalize communities.

Jake is a Lieutenant in the Army, serving as Aide-de-Camp to Brigadier General Hinz, The Assistant Adjutant General of the Maryland National Guard. He is a graduate of Armor Basic Officer Leaders Course, Officer Candidate School and Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, GA. Jake has served as a Platoon Leader and Executive Officer in the 1-158th Cavalry Regiment of the 58th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade.