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Jerry Hacker

Research Faculty

A registered architect (OAA), Jerry is lucky: For 15 years he helped all kinds of ambitious people build incredible award winning stuff. What kind of stuff? Libraries, zoos, housing, public spaces, coffee shops: All kinds of stuff. Before that he designed and built industrial stuff. And furniture. Jerry is also suspicious of ideas that place too much emphasis on a particular future narrative, opposed to trying to understand a particular point in time while simultaneously recognizing there are many more complex (and often unanticipated) acts to follow in the play. This is part of the reason he founded the architectural practice hACT, where he is still trying to find a way to help people build (responsible and anticipatory) stuff, while also trying to teach aspiring (and inspiring!) future architects. Through all of this practice, Jerry developed a deep respect for the comprehensive and necessary interface between design intention, architectural technology, construction and environmental stewardship: A fertile ground where theory informs practice and practice informs theory. He hopes to do even more of this kind of stuff in the CSALT lab.  

Jerry Hacker
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