On This Day In Alabama History: Architect Hugh Stubbins Born

| January 11, 2019 @ 5:00 am

By Alabama NewsCenter Staff

Hugh Asher Stubbins Jr. was a notable architect and professor at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He was born on this day in Birmingham and was the son of shoe salesman Hugh Stubbins Sr. and his wife, Lucille. Stubbins earned his bachelor’s degree at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta in 1932. A star on the track team, he was considered a candidate for the 1932 Olympic Games until he pulled a hamstring. He went on to earn his master’s degree at Harvard in 1935. Stubbins opened his own practice in 1949, which became the global firm of Hugh Stubbins and Associates in 1972. The practice was awarded the AIA Architecture Firm Award in 1967.

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