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Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates (HHPA)

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Works Brooklyn Children's Museum, at Brooklyn, New York, 1977.

Salisbury School, at Salisbury, Maryland, 1972 to 1977.

, at Eugene, Oregon, circa 1980.

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Biography Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates (HHPA)

(Hardy b. 1932) (Holzman b. 1940) (Est. 1967)

Hugh Hardy was born in Majorca, Spain in 1932 of American parents. He graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Architecture and with an Master of Fine Arts. After serving with the engineering corps of the United States Navy, he worked as the Architectural Assistant to Jo Mielziner in New York. Since 1967 he has worked in partnership with Hugh Hardy and Malcolm Holzman as Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates (HHPA).

In the course of their work Hardy-Holzman-Pfeiffer progressed from small commissions to major civic monuments. The partners emphasized additive growth, transformation and restoration within their designs. The first works of the partners exhibit this collage idea and display an early form of eclecticism.

HHPA use a wider range of materials and architectural styles than their predecessors within the International group. The group generates buildings based a symbolic interpretation of Americana. HHPA borrows from the industrial images of prefabricated components and from the vernacular images of roadway culture and pop art including signs, neon, and lights. What began as camp has slowly developed into a new architectural style.

The firm collages their mixture of styles by colliding forms or superimposing one plan idea onto another. They use shifted grids and diagonals to break free from the box-like character of International architecture and to produce a more informal and humanistic architecture.

Muriel Emmanuel. Contemporary Architects. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1980. ISBN 0-312-16635-4. NA 680-C625. p342-344.

Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates (HHPA)

Established in 1967, Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates (HHPA)is an internationally recognized architecture, planning and interior design firm. Highly respected for some of the countryís most innovative architecture, HHPA is particularly for its design of buildings for public use. The firm continues to be led by its three founding partners: Hugh Hardy, Malcolm Holzman, and Norman Pfeiffer. HHPA has created a reputation for diversity - both in the type of projects completed and the variety of design solutions employed, which are made in response to the needs and imagery of each project. This versatile aesthetic approach, coupled with HHPAís inquiring attitude, is seldom matched in present American architecture.

Since its founding, HHPA has received recognition throughout the profession. Early acclaim hailed the firm as leaders in the development of a new, distinctly American architecture. In 1974 the National Institute of Arts and Letters awarded HHPA its Arnold W. Brunner Prize in Architecture. In 1981 HHPA received the AIA Firm Honor Award, the highest single honor that can be bestowed on an American architectural practice. The firm has received more than 100 design awards, including national AIA Honor Awards in 1976, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, and 1998.

— Official firm profile, courtesy of Deborah Kirschner, HHPA, 2000.0616

Resources Sources on Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates (HHPA)

"", by Malcolm Holzman, ArchitectureWeek No. 117, 2002.1002. pB1.1.

Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates : Buildings and Projects 1967-1992. Michael Sorkin (Editor), Mildred F. Schmertz, Nicholas Polites. Rizzoli Bookstore, May 1992. ISBN 0847814831. — Available at Amazon.com

Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates : Buildings and Projects 1993-1998. Glenn M. Andres (Introduction), Mildred Friedman. Rizzoli Bookstore, October 1999. ISBN 0847822176. — Available at Amazon.com

Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates : Theaters. Images, September 1999. ISBN 1864700270. — Available at Amazon.com


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