Hugh Hardy has built and reshaped America’s cultural landscape through architecture. Over his 40 year career, Mr. Hardy’s work is consistently recognized by civic, architectural, and preservation organizations for a progressive spirit and sensitive understanding of context.
Mr. Hardy is the founder partner of H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture, known for design of distinctive new buildings, restoration of historic structures, and planning projects for the public realm. His most celebrated projects include restoration of Radio City Music Hall; multiple projects for the Brooklyn Academy of Music; New York Botanical Garden’s Leon Levy Visitor Center; and restoration of Bryant Park. His faithful restorations of the New Victory and the New Amsterdam theaters, among many other projects on 42nd Street, were pivotal in the reemergence of Theater Row as one of New York’s premier places of entertainment.
Mr. Hardy’s recent awards include the Commissioner’s Award for Excellence in Public Architecture by the United States General Services Administration, the PlaceMark Award from the Design History Foundation, and the Distinguished Achievement Award in Theatre Design by the US Institute for Theatre Technology, Inc. He is a noted preservationist and planner, serving on the board of the Municipal Art Society, the Architectural League of New York, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters.