Jack received his master of architecture degree from The University of Texas at Austin and his bachelor of architecture degree from Auburn University. His senior thesis, The Newbern Baseball Club, represented the Rural Studio at the 2002 Whitney Biennial in New York. Jack’s work at the Rural Studio has been exhibited worldwide and is featured in the books, “Rural Studio: Samuel Mockbee and an Architecture of Decency” and “Proceed and Be Bold: The Rural Studio After Mockbee” — both published by the Princeton Architectural Press.
Jack co-produced a feature-length documentary on Samuel Mockbee and his influence on the education of young architects. Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio premiered at South by Southwest Film Festival in 2010 and has since broadcast nationally on PBS, as well as at universities, museums and theaters around the world.
Jack has been a visiting lecturer and studio instructor at Auburn University’s Rural Studio, Mississippi State University and The University of Texas at Austin. He also has led design-build projects with students in Portland, Oregon, and in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.
He and his wife, Ann Tucker of Studio A Group, live in Austin with their two children, Mary Vance and Tuck.