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Records of the Office of Jack Pyburn, Architect, Inc.

Identifier: DM011

  • Staff Only


The bulk of this collection comprises the paper records of the Office of Jack Pyburn, Architect, Inc., from its inception in 1984 through 2007. The office specialized in historic preservation projects, but includes new projects as well, notably the Rowing, Canoe and Kayaking Venue at Lake Lanier designed by the frim for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.


  • 1847-2011
  • Majority of material found within 1984-2007


Language of Materials

Material is in English

Conditions Governing Access

Some materials have been restricted per institutional policies.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.


154 Linear Feet (369 standard archival document boxes )

Scope and Contents

The files in the collection are primarily documents produced by OJP/Architect, Inc over the course of the firm's period of practice. In the process of practice, soures and resources of information in the form of photographs, books, articles, and other publications and media were used and collected as a part of the project records.

The materials in this collection are divided into six series. The first contains historical and biographical material about Jack Pyburn. The second has files from the management and running of the office. The third series contains information collected during the course of working on courthouses and city halls. The fourth is a collection of project proposals. The fifth series documents Historic Preservation projects. The sixth series contains information on new builds and non-historic renovations.

Biographical / Historical

Jack Pyburn, FAIA is an Atlanta based architect and recipient of numerous awards and accolades based on his work as an architect and his participation in the historic preservation community. He played football as a way to finance his college education and was recruited by the Miami Dolphins for its second season. Mr. Pyburn worked for EDAW and Team4 before he opened his own firm in 1984 which he ran for over 20 years. He has been with the firm Lord, Aech and Sargant since 2007.

The donated materials contain the contents of the Office of Jack Pyburn, Architect, Inc, a historic preservation architect practicing in Gainesville, Georgia and subsequently in Atlanta, Georgia. OJP, Architect, Inc was a "C" corporation registered in the State of Georgia during its years of operation. The donor, Jack Pyburn, was the sole owner and president of the corporation during its years of operation.


These records are arranged in six series based on the organization of the Jack Pyburn Architectural Firm. Individual files in all series are listed alphabetically. The series arrangement is as follows:

Series 1 Personal / Biographical Series 2 Office Files Series 3 Courthouse/City Hall Study Series 4 Proposals Series 5 Historic Preservation Projects Series 6 Non-Historic Renovations and New Construction Projects

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Records of the Office of Jack Pyburn, Architect, Inc. (DM011) were purchased from Jack Pyburn by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia on behalf of the Georgia Institute of Technology Library. The agreement was signed by each party on 29 May 2018.

Related Materials

Original blueprints/architectural drawings from the OJP, Inc. materials will be cataloged as a separate collection. Published items that are part of the OJP, Inc. materials will be cataloged separately.

Processing Information

Linda Davis processed these records in Summer 2019.

Amanda Pellerin processed these records Fall 2019-Spring 2023.

Jocelyn Jagrowski worked on the records Fall 2020-Spring 2022.


Inventory of the Records of the Office of Jack Pyburn, Architect, Inc.
Amanda Pellerin
Copyright April 2023
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology Repository

Georgia Institute of Technology
266 4th Street, NW
Atlanta 30332-0900 USA