Jimmie Tucker

Self + Tucker Architects

photography by Larry Kuzniewski

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Whether he’s coming in from a meeting off-site with 
blueprints in hand or creating an aesthetic mock-up for a client in his downtown office, Jimmie Tucker, a founding principal of Self + Tucker Architects, always has Memphis on his mind. From his early days as a carrier for the Press-Scimitar, through which he was able to earn a scholarship to The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey and eventually attend Princeton for undergrad, to his recognizable projects like the FedExForum, STAX Museum and Academy, and Heritage Landing, Tucker is a Memphian who’s passionate about the revitalization of the Bluff City, one building at a time.


1.     With this Christmas gift from his staff, Tucker has been known to listen to music while working on inspiration and drawings for clients. “This is such a musical town,” Tucker says.


2.     A gift from his wife to “add some color” to the office, this painting has hung in Tucker’s office for more than a decade, reminding him of his wife and of his love of art. Though his interest in architecture was sparked during a required drafting class in 7th grade, Tucker soon found he wanted to make it a career. “I always liked to draw and do art,” Tucker says. “[That class] was my first experience at making scale drawings and kind of captured my imagination. Then I related that to architecture. The artistic aspects, the way you can use art for a specific purpose, and now combine art and technology appealed to me.”


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