Chair, Planning & Acquisitions Committee
Jack Rogers is an Architect and life-time resident of Winter Park. He attended public schools in Winter Park and graduated from the University of Virginia. He served for 2 years as an officer in the Navy. Jack and his wife, Peggy, have 3 children, John, Betsy and Geoffrey; and 5 grandchildren.
A retired Architect, Jack served as President of the Mid-Florida Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, President of the Central Florida Builders’ Exchange and was recognized with a Fellowship by the American Institute of Architects. He served as President and CEO of his Architecture, Engineering and Interior Design firm for 28 years, before retiring in 2006.
Community activities include service as a founding Board Member of both the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College and Florida Hospital Shares Children’s Medical Missionary Program. He was Founder and Board Chair of the Friends of Casa Feliz, a National Register Historic Home Museum. He also served on boards for Hospice of Central Florida, Winter Park Memorial Hospital and the Florida Hospital Foundation. He provided pro bono design services to save and restore Casa Feliz (an historical home designed by Gamble Rogers in 1933).
Prior professional accomplishments include Past President, Orlando Chapter AIA; Past President, Central Florida Builders' Exchange; and a member of the University of Florida’s Department of Architecture Professional Liaison Committee. He was recognized by the University of Florida Department of Architecture in 1993 with a professional Service Award “for Outstanding Contributions to Architectural Education and Practice”, and established, with his firm, a Graduate Scholarship fund known as “The James Gamble Rogers / RLF Memorial Fellowship” benefiting University of Florida 5th year students in the College of Architecture. He was recognized by the Orlando Chapter American Institute of Architects’ Nils Schweizer Community Service Award; and by Florida AIA – Hillard T. Smith Silver Medal Community Service Award. In 2006, Jack was recognized by the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation “In recognition of significant achievement in the preservation of Florida’s rich heritage and in recognition of outstanding organizational achievement.” In 2008 he was elevated to Fellowship in the American Institute of Architects.
Recreational interests include stringed musical instruments, speaking on Winter Park history, carpentry, boat building; and, most importantly, as much time as possible with kids and grand kids at a northeast Georgia Blue Ridge Mountain farm. A prime activity is loving-maintenance of an 1862 hand-hewn timber and peg, four room, double fireplace cottage.