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Hugh Stubbins

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(b. Birmingham, Alabama 1912)

Hugh Stubbins, Jr. was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1912. He studied at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta and at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

Like many of his contemporaries, Stubbins shows a concern for space, form and aesthetics within his buildings. Although Stubbins sees good design as essential to good architecture, he also emphasizes enlightened programming and excellence in planning, function and technology as integral ingredients. As a result he has developed a successful firm that consistently produces beautiful buildings.

Although Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer and Alvar Aalto have each affected Stubbin's philosophy, they have had limited affect on his style. Each of Stubbin's buildings has its own style, and each offers a unique solutions to individual problems. Stubbins has not produced any radical, new overall style and no high-sounding theories, but he has produced a consistently excellent architecture.

Muriel Emmanuel. Contemporary Architects. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1980. ISBN 0-312-16635-4. NA680.C625. p782-785.