A bit of a polymath, Jack has combined his skills in arts, engineering, business, and politics, to grow a successful creative studio in the world’s design capital London.
Since starting his own practice in his 20s, after working for Royal Gold Medal winners Powell and Moya, Jack has been passionately engaged not only in design, but also in the wider socio-economic issues that face the built environment industry. This fascination with the profession in its widest sense has opened opportunities beyond that of a traditional designer.
Jack was elected President of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2005, where he worked to reform public procurement policy and climate change. On a global scale, the understanding that design can have a positive influence on society drove him to set up the Article 25 charity. This humanitarian architecture organisation builds school, clinics, and housing in the developing world, and to date has completed ninety projects globally.