100 Buckeyes: George Acock


George Acock

College: Engineering

Degree: ’63 BS Architecture

Career: President, Acock  Associates Architects, Inc.

Notable: Acock has left a literal mark on Ohio State’s campus. The 1963 graduate of the Knowlton School of Architecture led a team of nearly 80 architects, engineers, and designers in renovating the William Oxley Thompson  Memorial Library. This was not the first time he’d been tabbed to work on Ohio State’s campus, and he previously designed the Health Sciences Library, the Student Academic Services Building, and the community center and child-care facility at Buckeye Village. An avid watercolor painter, Acock has also donated many of his works of art to campus facilities, and his paintings of the Mediterranean are currently on display in the Faculty Club. In addition to his architecture work on campus, Acock has also worked on projects including the Limited Brands headquarters on Morse Road, the Columbus Metropolitan Library, and the Capital University law school.