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Jack H. Pyburn

At a Glance

Class Year: 1969

Award Year: 2004

Degree: Bachelor of Architecture

Profession: Architecture


Jack Pyburn, FAIA ’69 (ARCH) is a historic preservation architecture in Atlanta, Georgia. After graduating from Washington University in St. Louis with a Masters in Architecture and Urban Design his worked for a decade focused on urban design, community planning and preservation throughout the Midwest. He moved in 1981 to Atlanta to direct the southeast office of EDAW, an international landscape architecture and planning firm and in 1984 opened his own historic preservation focused architectural practice. In 2007 he joined his practice with Lord Aeck Sargent, a 100+ person firm in Atlanta. His experience includes the documentation of the first historic district in the Bahamas for New Plymouth on the island of Green Turtle Cay with a team of Texas A&M preservation students and Professor David Woodcock. He was the preservation architect for the exterior restoration of the national landmark 16th Street Baptist Church and Vulcan Tower in Birmingham, Alabama to mention two of several hundred preservation architectural projects he has accomplished over his career. His projects have received numerous awards including most recently the rehabilitation of the Hinman Research Building for the Georgia Tech College of Architecture which was recognized for both preservation and design excellence. Pyburn was in the second class of the St. Louis Leadership Program and served as the President of the St. Louis Chapter of the American Institute of Planners. He was the founding chair of the Professional Fellows of the TAMU Historic Resources Imaging Laboratory and the 2007 chair of the AIA/Historic Resources Committee Advisory Group. He has served since 2005 on the board of directors of DOCOMOMO/US, an advocacy group for the preservation of modern movement architecture. Pyburn has lectured at Texas A&M University, Washington University in St. Louis, Columbia University, Tuskegee University, Collage of the Bahamas and the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is the 2012-13 Harrison Design Associates Visiting Scholar in Historic Preservation in the Georgia Tech College of Architecture. He was inducted into the AIA College of Fellows in 2006.