As a Design Principal with more than 21 years of architectural design experience, Hugh consistently develops successful and attractive design solutions for a variety of project types, including commercial, mixed-use, hospitality and master plans. He is known for his attention to detail, in design, conceptual thinking, materiality choices, and project deliverables.
Hugh’s designs have been awarded some of architecture’s highest honors for both their aesthetic appeal and functionality. His design for CENTRA Metropark in Iselin, New Jersey received a National AIA Honor Award in 2013 – the institute’s highest honor. The design involved the repositioning and redevelopment of a five story office building into a LEED Platinum and Class A office space. The project paves the way for future development in the area and has been cited as a new model for the suburban office park.
With an expansive vision for design, Hugh excels at leading design teams in all aspects of the process. As Design Principal for 175 Park Avenue in New Jersey, he led his team in finding an award-winning design solution that transformed an inefficient and unattractive Verizon call center into a Class A office building. He was also Senior Designer for a campus master plan at Tysons Center in Virginia, which involved the conceptual design of nine new office towers, totaling over 4 million SF. Hugh was also responsible for the design of Building F within the campus.
Hugh also has extensive international design experience. In Asia, his design experience includes the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) Headquarters in Beijing, whose innovation design was recognized with the HKIA Architecture Award of Merit in Sustainable Design in 2007. He was also involved in the multiple award-winning Singapore Exchange Centre and was Senior Designer for the redevelopment of the Hongkong Electric Company Headquarters and the Tamar Substation project, both in Hong Kong.
Hugh often volunteers his time to benefit the next generation of architects. He taught design studio for two years at Cornell University and has lectured on architectural design, professional practice and environmental systems. He has also served as guest critic on design juries for Columbia University, Parsons School of Design, Cornell University, University of Kentucky and the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. He has also lectured at the University of Kentucky and been on award juries for the AIA.