The work of Thomas Hacker, FAIA, has largely dealt with public institutions: libraries, schools, museums, theaters, and places of public assembly. To them he has brought both artistic skill and a keen sensitivity to the nature of public use. His buildings have an understated dignity based on the beauty of material and carefully crafted construction.
Hacker’s projects have been exhibited internationally, including at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C., the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, and the Prague Quadrennial ’07. His work has won awards at the regional, national, and international levels, including 50 AIA awards. The Mercy Corps Global Headquarters, designed by Hacker, was selected as a 2012 AIA Committee on the Environment Top Ten Project. He has been published in Architecture, Architect, Architectural Record, Greensource, World Architecture, and in five languages in publications worldwide.
He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, where his work has been praised for “rigorously organizing and intertwining art and craft to create a body of work that is understated yet exceptional.”
Mr. Hacker’s projects include: Mercy Corps Global Headquarters in Portland; the MESOM Laboratory for the Scripps Institute of Oceanography for UC San Diego; Cyan/PDX (Condominium) in Portland; the Alaska State Museum, Library, and Archives in Juneau; the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center in Santa Cruz; the Lewis Integrative Science Building at the University of Oregon in Eugene; and the New Theatre for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon.