About Jack Burns Architecture

Jack Burns Architecture is a full-service architecture firm located in the heart of Philadelphia’s Main Line. Founded by Jack E. Burns, Jr., AIA, SARA, JBA specializes in the creation of exciting design solutions for all project challenges. JBA’s Studio provides our residential and commercial clients design excellence and unparalleled, personalized service.

With over 15 years of Architectural Design experience, JBA’s “5 Steps to Home Design Success” provides my clients with a visualization tool for their design projects and helps to take the worry out of the process. Jack Burns will assist you in clarifying all the factors which are a part of any design project, from a kitchen renovation, to a new addition, to a whole new home!

Personalized service, awareness of client goals and budget, and a commitment to complete client satisfaction make Jack Burns Architecture stand out from the crowd. Please contact us to schedule an appointment so that we can help you to make your project a success!

Licensed Architect in PA, NJ, MD, CT, WI, SC

Residential Services

  • Residential Design
  • Vacation Homes
  • New Construction
  • Renovations
  • Comprehensive Property Planning and Analysis
  • Interior Design
  • Master Planning
  • Construction Documentation
  • Bidding and Contract Negotiation
  • Construction Observation

Commercial Services

  • Commercial Design
  • Test Fits
  • Multi Family
  • Restaurants
  • Tenant Fitouts
  • Retail
  • Adaptive Re-Use
  • Architectural Construction Administration
  • New Construction
  • Space Planning
  • Interior Design

Jack E. Burns, Jr. Owner/Principal


After 15 years in the architectural industry, Jack Burns founded Jack Burns Architecture in 2008 with a passion for design and a desire to provide top-tier architectural design and construction management services to clients for both large and small projects.

As Principal and owner, Jack manages the life cycle and goals of each JBA project.  Detail-oriented, Jack’s foresight prevents problems in the design-to-construction transition. With a background in residential construction, Jack’s assessment of projects’ feasibility at the beginning of the design process minimizes his client’s investment in their projects. He also assists clients with realizing the potential in unlikely sites or the re-purposing of existing properties.

Prior to founding JBA, Jack co-founded Burns Morrissey Architecture and Design , where he served as Founding Principal. In his early   career, Jack worked with several large architectural firms throughout the mid-Atlantic region and upstate New York.  In this capacity, Jack was responsible for the design and management of projects from 500 to 100,000 square feet. He   executed numerous residential renovation projects, residential new construction   projects, church designs,  restaurants, retail and office fit outs, and feasibility and zoning studies.

Jack holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Drexel University and is a member of several professional organizations including the American Institute of Architects, SARA – the Society of American Registered Architects, and Mensa International.  He is a registered architect in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Wisconsin, and South Carolina, and is eligible for licensing in all 50 states. Jack also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and English Literature from The University of Pittsburgh.

Jack resides in Ardmore, Pennsylvania with his wife Lisa and two children, Benjamin and Sophie.