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Male, US, born 1932-07-26, died 2017-03-17

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Hardy, Holzman, Pfeiffer, Architects (HHPA)

Professional History


Construction Drafting Instructor, United States Navy (USN), Engineering Corps.

Architectural Assistant, Joseph Mielziner, Theatre Designer, New York, NY, c. 1960.

Architect, Eero Saarinen, Bloomfield Hills, MI. Hardy assisted on the Vivian Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln Center.

Principal, Hugh Hardy and Associates, Architects, New York, NY, 1962-1967.

Partner, Hardy [Malcolm] Holzman [Norman] Pfeiffer Associates (HHPA), New York, NY, 1967-2004.

Founder, H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture, New York, NY, 2004-present.

Professional Activities

Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA), New York Chapter, 1963-present.

Professional Awards

Fellow, American Institute of Architects (FAIA).

Recipient, National Institute of Arts and Letters, Arnold W. Brunner Prize in Architecture to Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates (HHPA), 1974.

Associate, National Academy of Design, New York, NY, 1981.

Recipient, (along with Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer firm), American Institute of Architects (AIA), Firm Honor Award, 1981.

Member, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY, 1993.

Full Member, National Academy of Design, New York, NY, 1994.

Recipient, General Services Administration (GSA), Commissioner's Award for Excellence in Public Architecture, Washington, DC. He received the Commissioner's Award for his assistance in developing the GSA's Design Excellence Program.

Recipient, Placemark Award, Design History Foundation, New York, NY, 2001.

Recipient, AIA New York Chapter, Presidents Award, 2002.

Recipient, Architectural League of New York, President’s Medal, New York, NY, 2010.

Participant, Vanity Fair 2010 World Architecture Survey, New York, NY, 2010. He was one of 52 architects invited to take part.

Co-recipient, (along with Tiziana Hardy), Historic Districts Council, Landmarks Lion Award, New York, NY, 2013.


High Schoo/College

Graduate, Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, MA, c. 1950.

B.Arch., Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 1954.

Master of Fine Arts, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 1956.



Hardy was born in Mallorca, Spain.


Hardy married the Italian architect Tiziana Spadea in 1965.


Hugh and Tiziana Hardy had two children: Sebastian and Penelope.

Biographical Notes

Hardy has developed extensive expertise in the design of performing-arts facilities.

Associated Locations

  • Majorca, Illes Balears Spain (Architect's Birth)
    Majorca, Illes Balears Spain

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