Jack Becker, AIA
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’s Newspaper Young Architect Award in 2019.