|Born||1931 (age 85–86)
|Alma mater||Princeton University|
Hugh Hardy (born in Majorca, Spain, in 1932) is an American architect. He is known for his work designing theaters, performing-arts venues, public spaces, and cultural facilities across the United States. Many of his designs are created in New Classical styles.
The New Yorker writer Brendan Gill called him "the Stanford White of our fin de siècle". In 1995, Julie Iovine of The New York Times wrote, "There is scarcely a cultural icon in the city with which Mr. Hardy has not been involved."
Originally graduating from the Deerfield Academy, Hardy went on to graduate from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Architecture and with a Master of Fine Arts. After serving with the engineering corps of the United States Navy, he worked as the architectural assistant to set designer Jo Mielziner in New York. One of his first projects was to work on the Eero Saarinen-designed Vivian Beaumont Theater, painting a hotel room set for the original production of the musical play Gypsy.
Hardy has founded three firms in his career: Hugh Hardy & Associates in 1962, Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer in 1967, and H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture in 2004. Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer received the American Institute of Architects Architecture Firm Award in 1981, the highest honor bestowed upon a firm for distinguished architecture. Hardy is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.
Hardy was named a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1993. He is a winner of Placemark Award from the Design History Foundation (2001), the AIA New York Chapter's Presidents Award (2002), the General Services Administration Commissioner's Award for Excellence in Public Architecture, the Architectural League of New York's President's Medal (2010), and the Historic Districts Council's Landmarks Lion award (2013).
Hugh is married to Italian architect Tiziana Hardy. and has two children, Sebastian and Penelope.
Select examples of his firm's work include:
- Radio City Music Hall renovation, New York City, New York
- Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, New York
- Rizzoli Bookstore, New York City, New York
- Theatre for a New Audience, Brooklyn, New York
- LCT3 / Claire Tow Theater, Lincoln Center Theater, New York City, New York
- New Amsterdam Theatre, New York City, New York
- New Victory Theater, New York City, New York
- Theater Row, New York City, New York
- Bridgemarket (an area of the Queensboro Bridge), New York City, New York
- Bryant Park kiosks, café and grill, New York City, New York
- Herald and Greeley Square Park kiosks, New York City, New York
- Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
- Joyce Theater, New York City, New York
- Rainbow Room renovation, New York City, New York
- 18 West 11th Street, New York City, New York
- Windows on the World renovation, New York City, New York (destroyed September 11, 2001)
- Alice Busch Opera Theater, Glimmerglass Festival, Cooperstown, New York
- List of American architects
- List of Deerfield alumni
- Malcolm Holzman
- List of people from New York City
- List of Princeton University people
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- [dead link] . Judy Carmichael's Jazz Inspired.
- Iovine, Julie V. (December 12, 1995). "Tenacity in the Service of Public Culture; New Victory Theater Is Latest Icon on Which Architect Leaves His Mark". The New York Times. Retrieved May 29, 2015.
- [dead link] . Interior Design.
- [dead link] . Theatre for a New Audience.
- [dead link] . Municipal Art Society of New York
- Iovine, Julie V. (May 15, 1997). "For a Master Builder, It's Hands Off at Home". The New York Times. Retrieved May 29, 2015.
- Propst, Andy (February 3, 2010). "Lincoln Center Theater to Build Hugh Hardy-Designed LCT3 Above Vivian Beaumont Theater". TheaterMania. Retrieved May 29, 2015.
- [dead link] . Design Observer.
- [dead link] "Yale Office of Public Affairs & Communications". Yale University.
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