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Jack Becker


Jack Becker is co-principal and co-founder of BLDUS, an Anacostia-based architecture and development practice that operates throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, making healthy buildings that pay tribute to their context and gain integrity as they age. BLDUS seeks opportunities in economies ‚ of scale, of scope, of density, of means, and of materials. BLDUS integrates traditional construction methods with new technologies and organic materials ideally suited to their region, in Appalachia and Tidewater, that means wood, bark, cork, wool, mycelium, willow, hemp, bamboo, and stone ‚ to create an architecture of accommodation. Jack is a fourth-generation licensed architect, with a B.Arch from Cornell University and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard GSD. He was awarded the AIA Young Architect Award in 2021 and The Architect‚ Newspaper Young Architect Award in 2019.

Natural materials, regional architecture

ARCH 4004 Architecture IV - Option Lab (Bachelor's Students)
ARCH 4014 Architecture IV - Integrative (Bachelor's Students)

ARCH 5715 Architecture and Urbanism Lab (Master's Students)
ARCH 5716 Architecture and Urbanism Lab (Master's Students)

2022 AIA Long Island Design Excellence Award
2021 AIA Young Architects Award, 2019 AIA DC Design Excellence Award
2019 Architect's Newspaper's Best Young Architect


MAUD, Masters of Architecture in Urban Design , Harvard University

BArch, Cornell University