Jack Cochran

Jack Cochran

Jack Cochran is an instructor at The Boston Architectural College. Jack is a designer, writer, educator, and entrepreneur focused on the future of the city and the environment. He received Master of Architecture and Master of Urban and Environmental Planning degrees from the University of Virginia School of Architecture and graduated magna cum laude with two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Minnesota.

He is cofounder of Urbain DRC, a design/research collaborative that won First Prize in the inaugural Minneapolis Creative City Challenge for MIMMI, an installation that detects and displays the collective mood of the city and merges the physical and virtual layers of an urban space. Urbain recently completed Teduh Hostel in Jakarta, Indonesia, and is also at work on a new prototype for mixed-use buildings in Minneapolis.

Jack is adjunct faculty at The Boston Architectural College, where he leads advanced architecture studios, advises Master of Architecture theses, and teaches early-level courses on design and community engagement. He has also initiated a new entrepreneurship incubator at the BAC, called Hatch.

Jack was cofounder of the Charlottesville Community-Supported Fishery, which connected residents with local, responsibly-harvested fish and supported small-scale farms in southern Virginia. He was also lead editor for the School of Architecture’s student journal, Lunch, for which he led production of two main volumes and initiated an additional bimonthly publication.

Jack has also worked for multiple architecture and design companies, including ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge, where he worked on institutional buildings; INVIVIA, a design and technology research lab; the Galfione-Cox Design Studio in Charlottesville; and Biko Associates in Minneapolis, where he conducted research and wrote chapters for the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Central Corridor Light Rail Line.