In Remembrance: Hugh N. Jacobsen ’55MArch Died on March 4 2021

Award-winning architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen died on March 4, 2021, at an assisted-living facility in Front Royal, Virginia. He was 91. He was most well known for his residential designs that combined early American architecture forms with the simplicity of modernism. 

The New York Times carried a full story on March 21, 2021.

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  • Christopher Ogden. YC66
    Christopher Ogden. YC66, 11:30pm May 04 2021 | Ico flag Flag as inappropriate

    Hugh was a wonderfully talented architect who, among hundreds of global projects, designed my home in Georgetown in Washington DC just up the street from his own. More important, he was a tremendous person - smart, kind, understanding and very funny.
    I once congratulated him on being honored with a show in Brazil. "Do you know why they love me?" he asked. "No idea," I replied. "Because I've never built a thing there," he laughed.
    His homes were modern classics, clean, crisp and filled with light, much like the man himself.

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