Meet Jack Bigbie, our newest Project Architect in our Dallas office. Jack graduated from Auburn University where he was involved with Rural Studio; building two houses, two Alvar Aalto stools, and learned to watercolor. This experience allowed Jack to develop his capacity for fine craftsmanship and thoughtful, sustainable architectural design.
Jack, from Montgomery, Alabama, but has lived and practiced in Dallas for the past four years. He recently married a Dallasite, sealing the deal and making Dallas home. He and his wife, Sarah, enjoy spending time outdoors, listening to music, and eating on a patio with friends when the weather (and CDC) permits!
“Craftsmanship names an enduring, basic human impulse, the desire to do a job well for its own sake” - Richard Sennett
During his time at Glenn|Partners, Jack has been working with the Richardson ISD team on the massive JJ Pearce High School transformation project as well as the new Amon Carter Riverside High School for Fort Worth ISD. Jack will be getting started SD next month on the new Brookhaven College ECHS for Dallas College.
To learn even more about Jack, check out the following fun facts!
Does butter count?
Marvin Gaye never made a bad song.
Most Exotic Place Visited
The Fushimi Shrine in Kyoto, Japan
An Auburn football game
Clyfford Still Museum
What Inspires You
A thoughtful question
My Grandfather helped build the Explorer 1 satellite, the US’s first successful satellite, and was part of every major launch and landing until his retirement in the 90s.
First Moment when you realized you wanted to be an Architect
I spent a generous amount of time in the woods growing up. I built “forts” using spare wood and logs in the cavities formed under and between tree limbs. I created all types of spaces: a living room, a kitchen, a dungeon, an armory. This instinctual ability to recognize spaces inspired me to discover more about architecture.
Favorite Quote or Saying
Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while.