With over 40 years of architectural practice, Hugh Hardy was a recognized authority in the challenge of relating new buildings to existing context. His ability to define an active urban realm was publicly recognized. Mr. Hardy’s faithful restorations of the New Victory and New Amsterdam theaters were pivotal in the reemergence of 42nd Street.
Mr. Hardy lends his eye to each project at H3 including a 30-story glass tower, new “green” building for the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, a federal courthouse, Biloxi’s Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum and a new open air cantina and vocal studios for the Santa Fe Opera.
Recipient of the GSA’s Commissioner’s Award for Excellence in Public Architecture, Mr. Hardy helped define this agency’s influential Design Excellence program. He has won multiple national awards and is a sought-after speaker. He is the author of Building Type Basics for Performing Arts Facilities.
Mr. Hardy holds a Master in Fine Arts in Architecture from Princeton University, where he also received his Bachelor of Architecture. He has been a member of the American Institute of Architects since 1963 and belongs to the College of Fellows.