di Scott Hughes
Hughesumbanhowar Architects is a lavish volume on the work of architects Scott Hughes and John Umbanhowar’s influential firm Huum Architects, unveiling 21 of the architects’ striking, angular private residences, commercial spaces, and public buildings.
Each project detailed in this book pairs sophisticated exteriors with inviting interior spaces that champions implicity, comfort, and warmth. This beautiful monograph is the first book to document the work of this innovative, award-winning, bi-coastal practice.
Since its creation in 2000 the firm, with offices in Venice, California, and Hobe Sound, Florida, has continued to push its sophisticated modernism to new heights.
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Scott Hughes, AIA, is the founding principal of hughesumbanhowar (huum). Hughes is recognized for his transformative vision that blends form with the program and utilizes the unique qualities of each project to create a practical yet concept-driven solution. He was the first designer certified under the Foreign Missions Act of 1982 soon after opening his own firm in 1981. Scott has practised as a principal in several architectural firms, accumulating over 30 years of experience. During those years he has been recognized over thirteen times for “design excellence” by his peers in the American Institute of Architects. Those award-winning projects include the pine school and the widely published river road and beach road 2 residences. In 1995 Scott took a 2 year educational sabbatical in Los Angeles which culminated in a Masters of Architecture degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture /SCI-ARC. Spending time on both coasts, in Los Angeles Hughes is a Trustee of The Southern California Institute of Architecture /SCI-ARC and presently serves as the Chair of the Trustee’s Governance Committee. On the east coast, Hughes serves as a member of the Land Planning Agency for the Town of Jupiter Island Florida. Licensed Architect, California, Florida Master of Architecture, SCI-Arc, Southern California Institute of Architecture Undergraduate Architectural Studies, University of Virginia