CAMILLE URBAN JOBE

Jobe Corral Architects

SAY IT LOUD - TEXAS Exhibitor
Texas Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Meeting new people inspires me. And I’m inspired by the people I work with every day. Not just in my office, but with the people in the field figuring out the details and patiently working their craft. I am blown away by their skills.

CAMILLE URBAN JOBE

Bio:

Camille Jobe AIA co-founded Jobe Corral Architects with Ada Corral AIA based on a shared vision of creating architecture that is highly crafted while being responsive to its context, culture, and people. The duo’s combination of constant discovery and obsessive detailing has led the firm to create many recognized projects. Camille is active in the greater community through her involvement on many boards. She received her Master of Architecture from University of California at Berkeley.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

I come from a family of engineers. My brain is wired for that kind of thinking. However, I wanted to do something that crossed into the experiential and poetic as well. Architecture allows me to live in both worlds.

What do you do?

I do many things as a partner of a small firm. Architecture is such a blend of technical, experiential, beautiful and pragmatic questions. I am a true believer that the overlap of disparate or dissimilar skills and experiences sparks new solutions.

What excites you in the work you do?

I get most excited when I am working out a design with all the craftspeople, consultants and builders gathered around the table. Learning from those that you work with and developing new ideas around their knowledge sets is exhilarating.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Meeting new people inspires me. And I’m inspired by the people I work with every day. Not just in my office, but with the people in the field figuring out the details and patiently working their craft. I am blown away by their skills.

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

I am proud to be a founding partner of a 100% woman owned firm and look forward to the day that is not a rare thing in our profession.

Featured Project Name: 

Blanco River Ranch

Featured Project Location: 

Blanco, Texas

Featured Project Completion Date: 

January 2018

Role in Featured Project: 

Principal Architect

Featured Project Description:

This structure plays two roles; protector from the elements and connector to the site. Using rammed earth walls to form and outer shell, the house bends around a natural courtyard, creating both protection and connection. The horizontal steel trellis and the vertical wood screens create a middle zone, allowing a range of living conditions that mimic nature. A rainwater cistern hides beneath the courtyard, providing the domestic water supply and reducing the strain on the local aquifer.

Photography Credit:

Casey Woods, Casey Dunn