Jack, a graduate of the School of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse University, practiced for five decades in the Ottawa area. Jack was a perpetual volunteer in the landscape architecture profession, promoting the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects through mentoring and proctoring a steady stream of students and associates during his years of practice.
Jack was well known for his mastery of site development through elegant and succinct design solutions. He was honoured for his contribution to the profession when he was inducted into the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects College of Fellows in 1999. His most recent award-winning work greets travelers to the Ottawa core as they pass the Museum of Nature grounds on Argyle Street.