Ben Jacks

Ben Jacks

Associate Professor
106D Alumni Hall
(513) 529-4916

Courses Taught (during past two academic years)

ARC 101 First Year Design Studio (coordinator)
ARC 225 Design and Behavior
ARC 3/402 Multidisciplinary Design Studio
ARC 4/506 Design Details
ARC 4/505.6 Analyzing Architecture

Educational Credentials

M. F. A., The University of Southern Maine, 2009
M. Arch., The University of Pennsylvania, 1986
B. A., The University of Chicago, 1983

Teaching Experience

Miami University, Department of Architecture + Interior Design, 2000-Present
Miami University Dolibois European Center, Luxembourg, 2009-2010
Associate Professor, 2008-Present
Assistant Professor, 2002-2008
Visiting Assistant Professor, 2000-2002

Professional Experience

Principal, Ben Jacks, Architect, Wilmington, North Carolina; Cincinnati, Ohio, 1992-Present
Ballard, McKim, & Sawyer, Architects, Wilmington, North Carolina, 1995-1996
Huston & Company, Poland Spring, Maine, 1991-1992
Stephen Blatt Architects, Portland, Maine, 1989-1990
G. Robinson Whitten, Architect, Portland, Maine, 1988-1989
Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers, Portland, Maine, 1986-1988


Registered Architect/NCARB Certificate #47,287
Registered Architect, Virginia, #0401008981
Ohio, #1316005
North Carolina, #7395(inactive)

Selected Publications, Creative Scholarship, Awards, Grants

A House and Its Atmosphere, Culicidae Architectural Press, (Forthcoming)
The Architect's Tour: Notes for the Design Traveler,
Culicidae Architectural Press, 2014
"Walking and the Built Environment," in Stonecoast Lines, an Anthology, Warren Machine Pub., 2009
“City Walking: Laying Claim to Manhattan,” in Writing Urbanism: a City Reader, London, UK: Routledge Press, 2008
 “Walking and Reading in Landscape,” Landscape Journal, Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2007
With Shannon Van Kirk, “Experience + Research = Scholarship,” International Journal of the Humanities, 2006
“Walking the City: Manhattan Projects,” Places: Forum of Design for the Public Realm, Cambridge, MA:  MIT Press, 2006
"A Discussion about 'Walking, Poems, and Buildings': An Exhibition of Collaborative Work / Annie Finch, Poet; Ben Jacks, Architect; and students."  Romantic Pedagogy Commons, 2005
“Reimagining Walking: Four Practices,” Journal of Architectural Education, Boston: MIT Press, 2004

Links to online publications and reviews

Review: The Architect's Tour: Notes for the Design Traveler (2015)
Purchase: The Architects Tour: Notes for the Design Traveler Culicidae Architectural Press)
Article: "Walking the City: Manhattan Projects," in Places (2006)
“A Discussion About  ‘Walking, Poems, and Buildings’” in Romantic Pedagogies Commons (2005)
Exhibition Catalog: "Walking, Poems, and Buildings," Poets House, New York (2005)
Exhibition catalog: Everyday Architecture (2001)

Professional Memberships and Service

Co-Chair, ACSA, "Utopia + Spirituality", New Harmony, Indiana, 2016
Member, Architecture, Culture and Spirituality (ACS) Forum
Peer Reviewer, Journal of Architectural Education
Peer Reviewer, National Conference on the Beginning Design Student