Hugh Stubbins (1912-2006)


Stubbins, Hugh

Variant Names

Stubbins, Hugh A., Jr.

Personal Information

Birth/Death:    b. 11 January 1912 - d. 04 July 2006
Occupation:    American architect
Location:    Lexington, MA; Cambridge, MA

AIA Affiliation

Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 1947-decease
Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) 1960

Biographical Sources

American Architects Directories:
Biographical listing in 1956 American Architects Directory
Biographical listing in 1962 American Architects Directory
Biographical listing in 1970 American Architects Directory
Biographical Directories:
Entry in Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects (New York: Macmillan, 1982)
Biographical Information:
Contributed by Special Collections, Frances Loeb Library, Harvard Graduate School of Design: Hugh Stubbins graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1931 and was awarded the M. Arch. by the GSD in 1935. At the invitation of Walter Gropius, Stubbins taught for more than a decade during the 1940s and 1950s at the GSD; in 1954 he left teaching to devote himself to his architectural firm, which was to become a highly successful international practice. Among Hugh Stubins' best known projects are the Berlin Congress Hall (1955), Citicorp's New York headquarters (1972), the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (1970), and Harvard's Countway (1965) and Pusey (1976) libraries.

Related Records

Archival Holdings

The American Institute of Architects Archives
      Membership file contains membership application, Fellowship nomination, correspondence about his AIA activities, request for emeritus (retired) status, resumes, portrait photos, obituaries. Letters and forms in support of Fellowship have been saved as a separate file.

Special Collections, Frances Loeb Library, Harvard Graduate School of Design
      The Hugh Stubbins Archive
            The Stubbins Archive documents more than fifty years of professional practice in drawings, plans, correspondence, research files, photographs, and memorabilia. As well as documenting the work of Hugh Stubbins as an individual designer, the Archive offers access to a broad array of building types (ranging from private residences to educations complexes to stadiums to office buildings) and to the operating history of a mid-century architectural firm.The Stubbins Early Years Collection is comprised of Stubbins early work, particularly residential architecture.The Stubbins Schools Collection is comprised of Stubbins schools (largely private, elementary or high schools) designed between the 1950s and 1970s.
Gift of Hugh A. Stubbins, 1988
Online finding aids available at http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:GSD.loeb:des00013 and http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:GSD.loeb:des00014