Kent Lovering Hubbell

Kent L. Hubbell is a licensed architect and was president of Chrysalis Corp. Architects until 1984 when he formed K.L. Hubbell Inc., Architects. Hubbell has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council for the Arts, Cornell Council for the Arts, and the Rackham Graduate School of the University of Michigan.

Hubbell was the Robert W. and Elizabeth C. Staley Dean of Students for the university from 2001–16 and was the Nathaniel and Margaret Owings Distinguished Alumni Professor and department chair from 1993–98. He taught at the University of Michigan for 18 years and was chair of the architecture program from 1985–93. He also taught at Yale and has been a lecturer, juror, and critic at numerous schools in the East and Midwest.

He received his B.Arch. from Cornell in 1969, and an M.F.A. in sculpture from Yale in 1973. In 1969–70, as a Peace Corps architect, he designed and built dispensaries, schools, and small hospitals in Micronesia.

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Awards, Grants, and Fellowships (Selected)

  • National AIA Honor Award to Chrysalis East, Architects (1981)
  • The Samuel Eels Award in recognition of outstanding service to education, Alpha Delta Phi (1999)
  • AIA Honor Award, States of Wisconsin, Michigan (1992)
  • Governor's Award for Design Excellence, Design-Michigan (1977)
  • CPAI International Achievement Award for Shade Canopy (1981)

Publications (Selected)

  • Led collective effort to publish A Faculty Handbook for Recognizing and Responding to Students in Distress, for distribution to Cornell faculty (2009)
  • Architecture and Urbanism, with Joseph Valerio, Chrysalis East: Project for Hershman Residence, Chicago (1979)